Choosing the right watch for men can be difficult but choosing one is a test of character. It lets people know your status in life, as well as your taste and preferences. What seems to be a simple timepiece can actually tell a lot about you as a person.
That being said, not all watches are the same, especially since some are crafted for specific use-cases. For instance, a casual watch may be devoid of any other features, but it does its job really well in that it tells you a more accurate time than its other counterparts.
Conversely, you would want a digital watch if you are a more active person because you want a timepiece that will be able to tell you what time it is without ever having to put too much focus on the watch itself; so you can continue running or whatever it is that you were doing.
Now, since you are reading this article, you’re looking for tips on how to buy the right watch for you, right? Well, it is your lucky day because I am going to share some of the best tips so that you can find the right timepiece that you can wear for certain situations.
Learn More About Horology
What is this fancy term? Well, Horology is just the science of making timepieces. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself why you would want to know more about it if you just want to buy a simple timepiece.
Well my friends, the study of horology will not only help you choose the right watch for you but knowing this will actually give you an increased appreciation for these seemingly ‘simple’ timepieces.
You see, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to constructing a watch. Reading more about the science will let you know that what looks quite simple on the surface may actually not reflect how it is complicated underneath. Do you know why Rolex, a reputable watch company, has some of the most expensive watches in the world? It is all because of how their timepieces are made!
So, where can you learn more about it? Well, there are a lot of resources that you can find. There are certain mobile apps that you can install that will help provide you with the information that you need and there are also numerous blogs and websites that offer the same information as well.
The True Value of the Watch
So, what makes a watch valuable to you? Well, the answer is really simple: if you are always wearing it. I bought a lot of fake designer watches back in the day and they are just collecting dust now. However, I do love wearing my Omega timepiece ever since I bought it.
Be Wary Where You Buy the Watch
Most people buy their watches online and if you are part of that demographic, you have to be absolutely certain where you buy the watch from.
Make sure that you are only buying from reputable retailers or even from the watch companies themselves. If the online store is relatively new, find out more information about them by searching for online reviews and testimonials. You can also trust your gut as well. If it is telling you that something is amiss, go find another store.
Now, you will see different watches that are sold at different price points and they pretty much tell you the category they’re in.
Watches that you can buy under $250 are considered as consumer watches simply because they are the most affordable ones (that are made of quality components).
Those that cost at least a thousand dollars are considered as enthusiast watches and this should be the price point you need to focus on if you want something that you can pass on to your grandkids.
Watches that cost $2000 or more are considered as Luxury or Ultra Luxury watches. They are made with impeccable detail and the watchmakers may now use diamonds or precious metals to make the watch standout even more.