Purushu's award winning fashion blog was founded in 2009 while studying fashion design at NIFT New Delhi. At the age of 19, he wrote show reviews for FDCI's Designer Node dailies at India Fashion Week, New Delhi. Following a stint as menswear designer at Future Group (Lee Cooper), Mumbai in 2013, he relocated to Chennai where he continued freelancing and authored fashion columns for The Hindu newspaper. In 2017, Purush Arie blog evolved into India's first ungendered fashion label. Purushu spoke about gender neutral revolution through fashion at TEDxChennai in March 2018.

How To Tell: A Man’s Watch Different From A Woman’s

How to tell a men's watch from a woman's?

Which of the above watches belong to women? What kind of mysterious witchcraft makes men’s watches different from women’s watches? Women’s watches are specifically designed to ease period cramps? Oh, that was bluff. Gender cataloguing watches is far more redundant. Men’s watches come in bigger sizes and women’s watches are available in smaller sizes. A good number of sizes overlap both men’s and women’s category. Apart from the size aspect, everything else boils down to the regular gender norms: men’s watches offer more functionality than women’s and women’s watches come in more colours and crystal studs than men’s. Watches are among the most pointlessly gendered products. Gendered watches, regardless of what time they read, belong to HISTORY.


Gender neutral style is taking over and wrist watches are a brilliant and easy way to celebrate your personality regardless of gender. Tennis stars Agnieszka Radwanska and Andy Murray, both ambassadors of Rado watches are photographed wearing similar styles.


The first wrist watch was designed for women, at times when men were carrying pocket watches. First wrist watch was more of a bracelet like jewellery piece than a functional accessory. We’ve come a long way since then. Head to popular retailers like Ethos Watch Boutiques and you’ll find watches of today come with cutting edge technology, trendy designs and unbeatable craftsmanship. A wristwatch is now an item of personal sentiment – a reflection of your life’s choices, your priorities and who you are. A luxurious timepiece represents the refined sense of your personality. Oprah Winfrey’s wrist watch stands testimony to the changing times where women are no longer restricted to tiny dials or ornamental wrist watches.


It is also noteworthy that both Oprah Winfrey and Andy Murray are wearing their watches on left wrist. Unlike what stereotypes tell you, gender is no factor to determine the hand you’re wearing the watch. The most practical approach is to wear your watch on the left wrist if you’re right handed and right wrist if you’re left handed. Not wearing the watch on the dominant hand minimises movement, thereby minimising long term damages. Rather than coming in two genders, wrist watches are heading towards a future where they probably come in sizes – small and large.


And finally, the watches in the image above belong to advertisements featuring Hritik Roshan & Lisa Ray. Did you guess that correctly?

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  • November 25, 2017

    such a nice information thanks ,huge fun

  • November 28, 2017

    That’s a fantastic article that I came across in the recent times. The watches are one of the main factors when comes to fashion accessories. And I do really like the portion that you mentioned about why women should stick on to smaller dials.

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