What Makes a Winter Watch?

Winter poses a number of questions to the watch wearer — practical, sartorial and sometimes technical questions.

I must say that when my editor asked me to examine whether there’s such a thing as a winter watch, it had never really occurred to me that watches could be seasonal. At least, not proper watches, and not in the way we understand fashion to be.

Granted, Swatch and its kind do sunny-side-up watches in the summer, and can match a plastic strap to a particular trend (Taupe! Chestnut! No wait, purple!) even faster than a fashion blogger can Instagram it.

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