A watch is not just a mere accessory; it is also a fashion icon as well. Many watches nowadays have many different features and although people say that smartphones are the new ‘watches’, the traditional watch still holds a place on your wrist.
They not only tell you the time in the most accurate way but it also helps improve your overall style as well. Whether you are buying a casual watch, a field watch, or a watch for a formal occasion, this article will serve as your guide to help you purchase the right on for you.
So, without further ado, let’s get started, shall we?
Establish Your Budget
The first thing that you need to do would be to establish your budget. This is so that you can narrow your options to a considerable degree. Just by looking at specific price ranges, you can easily choose one that you will really love the most.
If it is the first time you buy a watch and you just want something that can last for a particularly long time, you can spend anywhere between $300-$500 and that will already be a good watch for you.
However, if you are thinking about the long-term; something that you want to sell in the future or a watch that you can pass on to the next generation, then I highly recommend that you increase your budget to at least $1000-$1500. The more expensive, the better.
There are two prominent watch movements that are being used in watches today. The first one is the automatic movement where the watch is activated using a mainspring– a piece of coiled metal that helps keep the watch’s mechanism turning. With the use of a self-winding feature, the watch will operate so long as you are putting the watch on.
Another popular watch movement is the Quartz movement where the watch will be operated by a battery. Because it uses a single-cell battery, it is much more accurate than automatic watches, albeit its watch movement is not the best looking one.
Be Mindful of the Size
Although we currently follow a trend where the bigger the watch, the better, nothing is more unappealing than a person who is wearing a timepiece that doesn’t fit their wrist.
Remember that a watch is more than just an accessory; it can also be used to accentuate your looks as well.
Make sure that you measure your wrist so that you can find the best watch case for it.
Ideally, men can take a look at watches with diameters ranging from 36mm to 46mm.
Women can go as small as 22mm-30mm. Again, this all depends on the size of your wrist.
No matter how much money you spend on your watch, it is important for you to remember that you have to have it serviced from time to time. This is so that your watch will operate in the best condition possible and will make sure that its mechanism is working as it should.