This story is part of GQ’s Modern Lovers issue.
Allow me to repeat a semi-controversial opinion that I’ve been shouting for years: There is no such thing as a men’s watch. Similarly, there is no such thing as a women’s watch. There are just watches. They may come in different sizes, and some might have diamonds or jewels on them, but there is no timepiece in the world that comes with an anatomical requirement. There are, however, some that simply look good on everyone, no matter who they are. Which brings us to my next semi-controversial opinion: There is nothing, and I do mean nothing, more wonderful than sharing a watch with your partner. The watch is the only piece of jewelry that has its own heartbeat; there are few objects as personal. Worn every day, it becomes an intimate part of your life, and when shared with your significant