@JayJayasuriya's blog: August 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

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7 Reasons To Wear A Watch | Why You Should Start Wearing A Wrist Watch Real Men Real Style

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The synchronized watches on the officers’ wrists pointed to the fatal second that was planned for the attack.
Time!
The guns lifted in unison and bullets rained down. 
The company officers signaled with their whistles as men rose from the trenches and rushed forward. 
Another attack timed to perfection. 
It was during World War I – soldiers tired of fishing around their pockets to find the ubiquitous pocket watch started wearing it on a bracelet on their wrists.
Until then, a watch worn on a bracelet was considered strictly women’s fashion.
Initially ridiculed by the public as a silly trend – wrist watches soon became the norm as their practicality made pocket watches obsolete.
Some might argue that wrist watches are slowly becoming obsolete.
Why should a modern man wear a wrist watch when he could easily consult his phone for a quick time-check?
Well, in this article I give you 7 reasons EVERY man should start to wear a watch!


What watch company do I recommend if you’re looking to start wearing a watch?

Check out The Fifth Watches – a great Australian company making beautiful classic style watches.
FYI, their watches are only available for purchase from the 5th to the 10th of the month and this month they have a NEW set of designs coming out inspired by New York City. 

Below are my 7 reasons EVERY man should start to wear a watch.

Wrist Watches Over Cellphones 1. Watches Are Convenient

Phones don’t keep you punctual. Watches do.
A wrist watch is the most convenient way to tell the time.
I don’t need a watch because I have a phone, is a common response from a generation who are now questioning the adverse effects of constant cellphone use. Fishing for a cell phone on regular occasions just to check the time looks desperate.
A quick glance towards your wrist is a much classier way to keep tabs on time during a date or a meeting. Not to mention how rude it would seem to your companions if you pulled out your phone during a conversation.
On other occasions where it’s advisable to leave the phone concealed – like the beach, a funeral, a wedding, a watch is a much more subtle and convenient way to check time.

2. Watches Are Functional

Any item inspired by the military has a functional use. Wrist watches included.
Wrist watches were first used in the 19th century by the military to synchronize maneuvers during war. Since then, specialized watches have been used in the depths of the ocean by divers and high up in the sky by aviators.
One of the big advantages of a watch – especially over a smartphone – is how long it can operate in the field.  Many watches are made to either be self powered through motion or use a small amount of energy from a battery.  Think years of maintenance free time telling…..compare that to a smart phone’s 8 hours!
complicated watch is designed with features beyond the basic function of displaying the time and date. Such a functionality is called a complication. Two of the popular complications are the chronograph, which allows the watch to function as a stopwatch and the moonphase complication, which displays the lunar phase.

The-Fifth-Watches_New-York-Range_All_3503. Watches Provide Simplicity

The best watches don’t use the latest technology. They are powered by ingenious mechanical clockwork technology that predates electricity. So when your cellphone runs out battery – you can trust the technology that keeps running on your wrist.
When you wear a watch – it’s less likely you will fall back on your phone as a distraction. Often, checking the phone for time results in a rabbit-trail of activities including checking every messenger app, email and Facebook.
When you need to keep track of something as important as time – a unique device to measure and manage it is justified.

4. Watches Signal Style 

Compliments. 
The watch I am currently wearing (a previous release from The Fifth Watches) has attracted more attention than any other item in my wardrobe.
The range of acceptable jewelry for a man is limited. Many men are only going to be seen with three main accessories decorating their hands – a nice watch, a stylish pair of cuff links, and a simple wedding band if they’re married.
In addition to helping wearers stick to their schedules, wristwatches make it easier for them to display their sense of style. They are a form of self-expression – reflecting hint of danger, adventure and sports depending on the make of the watch.
Watches can communicate a lot about the wearer’s personality. For those that prefer a bit of high-status bling on their wrist, a Rolex can be an understated, timeless and incredibly masculine accessory.
As the saying goes – boys look at their smartphones  to check time – men look at a watch.
Call it what you will, a quality luxury watch is a man’s equivalent to the engagement ring.

Watches Embody Craftsmanship5. Watches Embody Craftsmanship 

A wrist watch is more than a time-keeper. It is a symbol of tradition and history encased in a showpiece with extreme craftsmanship.
Not many men realize that they are wearing pieces of art on their wrist. Some watch houses have four craftsmen working on one watch for several months – designing complex pieces of technology by hand.
It’s detailed art at the higher end of human ingenuity and creativity.
An analog watch has a simple and consistent mechanism. The way of expressing it is where the bulk of the creativity comes in. Watch design is inherently artistic. There is a lot of generic and non-inspiring watch styles out there, but the best stuff is beautiful and how often do you call a tool beautiful?
Art on a watch can come in multiple forms. The dial can literally be a painting, or the design of the instrument itself is pure art. For many people – the movement arouses as much fascination as the dial and case.

The Fifth Watches6. Watches Make Great Heirlooms

Not only is a timepiece the quintessential gift – it is the quintessential heirloom. No matter what your philosophy is on the end of life, we can all agree that people can live on through the memories of those that knew them.
Owning timepieces from a different era is a remembrance of people who lived before you. Having their watches makes you think of them, in a real way. They wore these same watches which show signs of use, care and and love.
A watch collection is also a legacy. It doesn’t necessarily have to be worth a mini treasure – but leaving your watch(es) to someone you care about is in essence passing on values that were important to you, to someone else.

A-watch-isn't-about-telling-time,-it's-about-your-relationship-with-time.7. Watches Help You Create A Relationship With Time

Since the days of the sundial (and probably before) – men have been obsessed with devices that measure time. A reminder that our time is limited.
Wearing a watch has a positive effect on my attitude towards time. I am more attentive to how I spend my 24 hours.
Beyond the technical and mechanical intricacies of a watch – men  are fascinated by these devices that claim to mark and control time.
There is a passionate community of watch lovers who dive into the details of watch-making and collecting.
The only other obsession matched with the passion for this inanimate object is the passion men share for cars. A watch collection is far easier to maintain and less expensive as a hobby.
Everyone can rock a watch. Wearing a watch is a great way to add interest to an outfit, especially if you’re a guy.
Find a wrist watch that really stands out from the rest.
It could be the beginning of a long friendship.
Need tips on how to spot a quality watch? Click here to read my article on how to buy a quality watch.

So what watch company do I recommend if you’re looking to start wearing a watch?

Check out The Fifth Watches – a great Australian company making beautiful classic style watches.
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I  have received numerous compliments when I wear them – they are well made and value priced!  
FYI, their watches are only available for purchase from the 5th to the 10th of the month and this month they have a NEW set of designs coming out inspired by New York City. 
They routinely sell out – some styles in a matter of hours!  So Click here to get on the VIP email list for FREE.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

10 Signs Of People Who Aren’t Ready For A Real Relationship



Let’s face it, we all want something from a relationship. Yet some just want something casual and less committed than what may be the general expectation. It is important to identify certain signs that could mean the other person doesn’t want more out of a relationship than what is casual. Such clarity will help us avoid disappointment at the end.

1. They are not progressive about the relationship

A relationship is like a plant. It has to be nurtured to grow. Such evolution is what will lead it to solidity and certainty. However if an individual doesn’t see a relationship as progressive or developmental and is not willing to put energy into propelling a relationship into maturity then it is obvious the person is not ready for something real.

2. They prefer to take rather than to give

They are always after something, and these could be what they could benefit or take from the relationship rather than offer to it. They really do not want to make any sacrifices that could consume or make them more involved. Giving something to a relationship sucks to them while taking makes them feel they are in control.

3. They have not built great relationships in the past

Let them stare at the mirror and tell you what they see. Chances are that they will tell you that they have been through so many casual relationships that they really can’t define or tell you what a real relationship means. Whether what they have engaged in the past was casual or broken, they have not put in so much energy in the past to make a relationship a success.

4. They are elusive

Whether in discussions or actions that are made to signal they are willing to be a part of a real relationship they will be elusive. They will appear vague about what they really want from a relationship. Truthfully they do not have a clarity about what they want and being elusive about it keeps such commitment at bay.

5. They have been hurt so many times

This is a red flag. Being hurt makes he/she go easy on being committed and providing anything assuring because really they find it difficult to go through that pain of investing emotions and losing it at the end of the day. They would prefer to play it safe and stay away from something real.

6. They avoid your family and friends

They see your family or friends as elements that represent commitment and responsibility, something that they are not really ready for. They would avoid meeting people that are really close and intimate with you.

7. They make unnecessary demands

You could say they are perfectionist or they just keep nagging to distract you from what good moments that could be born from your relationship. They really would want and expect everything to be perfect in you and in circumstances surrounding the relationship.

8. They dwell on the negatives of being in a relationship

They don’t see the positives of a real relationship. They talk against it to their friends, family and loved ones. They can’t seem to understand the depth and meaning of a real relationship and would rather prefer to talk negatively about it.

9. They have issues with trusting others

They can’t seem to trust other people, especially with their emotions and feelings. They feel the other person in the relationship may be out to betray and hurt them so they try to play it safe and hide behind the cloak of mistrust and disbelief.

10. They want to be free

They want to be free. They cherish freedom and wouldn’t want that freedom or independence to be upset by anyone. They see a real relationship as a hindrance to being free and doing those things they like.
At the end of the day it is left for you to understand these signs and be willing to offer such persons the space they need.

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