We change the kind and style of the clothes we wear as often as there are as many seasons.  In the winter months our clothes are heavier and thicker to insulate us from the cold.  We also wear darker and more somber colors that tend to mimic the stark dreariness of the weather.  

This color palette tends to lighten when spring comes around.  With the melting of snow, and the blooming of flowers, our clothes tend to become lighter with a brighter color palette to match.  Yes, spring weather is still relatively cool but is definitely a departure from the dank bleakness of winter.  Appropriately, our choice in clothing changes as well: thinner but still relatively heavy for the warmer but still cool weather, and brighter with splashes of color that seem to be gearing up for what comes next…

Summer!  That time of year when, depending on what country you’re in, clothing actually becomes optional!  This is when the full color range becomes appropriate, and suddenly the brightest colors in the color wheel become fashionable.  This is accompanied by the sudden “lightness” of clothing, as the extreme rise of temperature necessitates the shedding of heavy winter clothing.  Indeed, dark woolen suits are replaced by brighter linen business wear, and shorts and flip-flops suddenly become appropriate wear while shopping at the nearest Migros or Target.

Fall brings us closer to winter and heavier clothing again.  Similar to the weather during the spring, fall sees the temperature drop, as well as much of the greenery in our neighborhoods.  Because of this the bright summer fashions give way to somber, more “formal” clothing during the fall.  

These different styles of clothing also apply to the kinds of watches that are best suited for the different seasons.  And contrary to the Goldilocks theorem, it isn’t all that easy to find a single watch that is “just right.”  There are big and heavy watches, as well as small and lighter watches.  There are also bright and colorful styles and there are dark and elegant ones, and everything in between.  And since there are as many kinds of watches as there are individuals who wear them, many simply leave the watch choices to the weather.

During the colder seasons such as fall or winter, larger and heavier watches may be more appropriate since its extra coverage may add extra warmth to your wrist.  The flipside of this however, is that colder weather tend to bring out more formal wear, which translate to more elegant and more formal looking watches with dark and somber tones that will match the darker clothing worn when it is cold, and are more than likely to be matched with elegant leather straps that will definitely help keep wrists warm.  Also, being more “formal” and elegant, these will most likely be time only watches with the occasional moon phase displays for use during the colder months when stargazing is popular.

On the other hand, the spring and summer months will most likely see smaller and lighter watches, which will definitely be more comfortable to wear in the heat.  Because of the colorful summer clothing these watches will have matching bolder colors as well, and will most probably be matched with lightweight and breathable bands, such as a fabric, NATO or rubber straps to keep wrists cool.  These watches will also more than like feature chronographs functions, which will be useful during the summer months for timing outdoor activities.

In the end, the choice of a watch is a matter of personal style and preference rather than any external consideration.  And for the lucky few who can afford to have more than one watch in their collection, then by all means, let the weather do the choosing.