What comes to mind when you think about traditional corporate and sales awards? I’d be willing to bet that custom watches or timepieces were high on the list. So, why are these products so popular in recognition programs?
Here are 4 main reasons you should consider custom watches in your recognition programs:
A wide variety of watch brands and styles can be personalized with names, dates and logos to enhance the lasting memory of an employee’s achievement.
In some recognition programs, you can continue to customize an employee’s watch depending on their level of recognition. For example, you could create an “add-a-diamond” program where multi-year achievements could be recognized in one commemorative timepiece.
In our recent blog, 6 Essential Elements of a Service Award Program, we discussed the importance of choosing a gift that not only has a high perceived value, but is also functional.
A watch is something that is looked at numerous times per day, making it useful and also memorable. Every time an employee checks the time, they will be reminded that they are a valuable asset to their company.
Watches are also an accessory that can be worn regardless of the season!
Did you know the first mechanical timepiece dates all the way back to 1275 in England? In the beginning, blacksmiths used various irons only and were mainly concerned with improving functionality. After a few centuries passed, watches began to take on a new style.
In the 16th century, watch makers began to use bronze, brass, silver and other precious metals to distinguish their products, thus creating the culture of luxury and style we appreciate today. Interestingly enough, Swiss reformer John Calvin prohibited the wearing of jewelry, but allowed watches for their functionality. Jewelry makers had to learn a new craft in watch making, thus kickstarting the Swiss watch industry!
Watches have been appreciated for their mechanical intricacy, history, and elegance for centuries, and are still highly valued to this today. You can simply can’t go wrong with this timeless gift.
Let’s face it, a good-looking watch turns heads. When a high-performance employee is seen by another worker sporting a nice new watch, it’s bound to get their attention. Having an attainable goal will motivate them to achieve their performance goals.
Many of the most desirable watch brands can be customized, including Tag Heuer, Timex, Bulova, Fossil, Seiko and more.
If you are a sales manager, or human resources specialist, you understand the need to commemorate milestones, anniversaries and other special occasions to encourage and reward your team. Recognition reinforces to the employee that they are an invaluable asset to the company. Positive attitudes of those in the workplace are vital to increased productivity and success of businesses, both large and small.
An elegant, high-quality watch is a special gift they’ll treasure forever. We would love to talk to you about our available options to recognize your team. Call us at 866-924-2778 to talk to one of our staff members today!