While the ubiquitous smartphone has supplanted wristwatches to a certain degree (and it’s easy to see why—half the population seems to be holding phones in their hands at any given time), a wristwatch is still largely useful, especially in business settings. One reason is that a wristwatch adds a degree of style flair to any business dress, which the graduate will likely be wearing, either at an interview or on the job. Another is that looking at a phone to check the time can easily be inferred as a reaction to boredom—which is never a good idea in a business setting. How does an interviewer or manager know if that person is checking the time, or messages, or a sports score? A thick chronograph is not the way to go here, but neither is a delicate timepiece that will stop working in moderate dew. Some men’s watches are stylish and will stand up to a certain amount of abuse, perfect for that guy who may not always take the best care of it. A women’s watch should be simple, elegant without being ostentatious, and not so large that it dominates an outfit.