Time destroys everything. Sandcastles. Your smooth forehead. Spurs' last title-shot season. It is a merciless beast, and we are all trapped under its never-ending ticking, ever forward. Ever forward.
Still, watches are nice, right? They're functional. They make sure you arrive in time at the doctor's, despite the fact that you know they're running behind schedule as always. They're fashion accessories. They speak to people about you, as a person. They're pretty great. And they don't have to destroy your wallet either.
That's why we've rounded up an attractive selection of some of the handsomest watches you can snap up for under S$900, so you can treat your wrist to some classy timekeeping.
The Revolutionary - Swatch Steel SISTEM51 Irony (from S$330)
The groundbreaking Sistem51 originally launched in 2013 in plastic, but this year sees the release of the stainless steel version. The ultimate affordable automatic, it retains the same iconic principles (a Swiss-made, 51-part automatic movement held together by just one screw and assembled entirely by robots) but with a more manly, less faddy, everyday aesthetic.
The Chameleon - Shore Projects Poole (S$220)
Inspired by the great British seaside, Shore Projects watches are built to withstand everyday rough and tumble. Crafted with stainless steel cases, crystal sapphire glass and waterproofed to 100m, their retro minimalist style makes them versatile wrist adorners. The best thing? The vast array of interchangeable straps means that each design be dressed up for every occasion.
The Springboard - Tissot PR100 (S$700)
Tissot is one of a handful of brands that tend to mark a first foray into ‘serious’ watches. A heritage Swiss marque, it's been around for over 163 years, and this handsome automatic draws on all that experience. The PR100 has a date window, minimal hour markers and a stainless steel case that makes it the perfect office timepiece.