Hot Topic: Why Scientists tell you to Wear a Watch

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A watch is that one item that can make an outfit feel complete. It is the right amount of fashion and practicality mixed in one small, important tool. But did you know that there is more to wearing a watch than it completing a cute outfit. Read along if you want to find out more.

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KOBLA creates wristwatches with care for tradition and craftsmanship, while embracing modern day views about sustainability. The old and the new meet halfway and continue their path together. This seemingly paradox of old and new, is something which pops up often in an industry trying to find its way in the 2100st century. And not the least when it comes to reasons why to wear a watch.

Wearing a wristwatch has always been a symbol for those who value tradition and are in control of time. From the royal elites wearing their first wristwatches in the early 1800’s, to the modern value seeker with an eye for detail. A watch is a piece of craftsmanship not only adding an extra dimension to your appearance, we can even go further by saying it tells something about your personality.

But recently the wearing of watches is opening up to a whole new audience. An extraordinary and unexpected phenomenon is establishing itself, derived from one of the many traps modern day society poses to us.

Headaches and stress

Before diving into this, let’s get accustomed to a feeling which might sound familiar: sometimes we feel like our head is pulsing, not coping anymore with the incontrollable amount of incentives and demands modern live fires away at us. When it comes to our jobs, the commercial organisations we interact with or even our very own friends, they all have 1 thing in common: they want more of our time and attention, at increasingly diverse moments. The rat race towards faster living seems to ignore every stopping signal.

And the red line in all this overstimulation of our minds, is the gateway which enables the incentives to reach us: our smartphones. Whether it’s mails we receive from work, advertisement we see online, messages from friends we receive via Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp, it all reaches us via our phones. Every day, all the time. Our non-stop availability which is directly connected to our phones, starts having negative effects on our psychological wellbeing.

The simple question researchers all around the world are asking, is how to control our screen time, in order to avoid over stimulation with all its negative aspects which come along.

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Fear of missing out

And the answer might be much more simple as to what you might expect. It was there all along. Case studies have shown that people tend to open their phones up to 10 times a day for looking what time it is. And when grabbing our phones to look at the time, we are tempted into checking what we might have missed out in the past hours. FOMO!

Equally simple as logical: this is where the wristwatch comes to the rescue. By checking your wristwatch instead of your phone, you won’t experience the need to dig deeper into the screen of temptation. Or how a piece of tradition can suddenly help to mitigate a modern day headache.

Wearing a wristwatch will always be a symbol for those who value tradition and are in control of time. But now its benefits are also opening to the people living their lives at the other side of the spectrum. By building a relationship with time, overstimulated people are finally creating invaluable quality for themselves.

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On top of providing an unparalleled piece of craftsmanship, we wouldn’t dare to say that wearing a KOBLA watch will solve all your problems in the world. But at least it will give you back your time and soothe your modern day headaches. These pieces of tradition have just gained an extra feature. Take a look at their website to see the latest collections.

This article has been written in collaboration with @Kobla Watches

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