Tips for Picking the Perfect Watch
Are you looking to buy a new watch? The ideal watch varies from one person to the next, depending on the features, components, and materials used to make it. Choosing the perfect watch for your needs can be overwhelming. However, once you know what you want, it is much easier. Here are some tips for choosing the perfect watch.
Consider the Materials
The materials used to make the band and case of a watch matter. The case, which holds the face of the watch, is usually made of metals, resin, or plastic. On the other hand, bands are made of leather, canvas, and exotic animal skins.
The price of a watch depends on the materials used. Plastic is the cheapest material, which means that a plastic watch is the least expensive. Watches with precious metals are the most expensive.
Choose a Style
Watches come in different styles, including sports, formal, and casual. Before deciding on any style, you need to figure out where you will be wearing the watch. If you want a timepiece that you can wear to work, you should look for a dress watch.
If you are a swimmer and spend most of your time in or near water, you need to invest in a divers, sports, or field watch. However, if you are looking for a simple watch that you can wear to informal events, you need a casual watch. Gadget watches are popular with tech-savvy persons, as they include digital cameras, email programs, and calendars.
The style that you choose can range from cheap to luxurious depending on the features, brand, and designer.
Consider the Types
When looking for online watch offers such as IWC watches for sale, you need to consider the different watch types. You will come across three types of watches: digital, analog/digital, and analog. Digital timepieces have an LED or LCD face that shows time in a numerical form. Analog watches have two hands that mark the hours and minutes.
Analog/digital watches, on the other hand, combine features of both analog and digital watches; they are best for everyday use but you should avoid them in formal situations.
Know the Different Watch Movements
Watches have three different movements: mechanical, battery, and quartz. Quartz watches operate when the power of the battery moves through the quartz in the timepiece. Battery watches run using batteries. Mechanical watches rely on the person wearing the watch to wind them.
These watches are wound either by the movements of the wearer or manually by hand. They are the most expensive and luxurious because sellers prize them depending on the complexity of their design.
Slightly costlier than battery watches, quartz watches are the most accurate of all the movement types. Aside from replacing the battery on occasion, they also require more maintenance.
These are the cheapest and least lavish watches. They run on batteries; this means that they need new batteries occasionally.
Which feature do you want your watch to have? Every watchmaker in the market has elaborate and basic models. This means that you can buy anything from a smartwatch that tells your heart rate and calories burned, to a simple dress watch without any additional features.
The more features a watch has, the more expensive it is likely to be. Before buying a watch, you should think about your needs. If you travel internationally on a regular basis, you need a timepiece that tells time across different time zones.
You also need to consider the water resistance level of a watch. If you plan to wear your watch around water, you should opt for a high level of water resistance.
Look at the Brand
You need to look at the different watch brands and choose a favorite. With the numerous brands on the market, picking one can be tricky. Before you choose any brand, you need to research the history of the company to see how long they have been in business.
If you have no idea what to buy, you should ask your family and friends for their favorite brands. You should also do some online research and read reviews about different watches. Make sure that you choose a brand with the style you want.
Decide on a Budget
No matter what your budget is, you can find an affordable watch. You can find a watch for as little as twenty dollars to as much as 25,000 dollars. The price of the watch will vary depending on its brand, style, movement, and material.
Picking a watch can be stressful for anyone, especially first-time buyers. Make sure that you choose a wristwatch that goes well with your needs. If you are buying your first watch, you should start with a cheap one and save the expensive ones for later.
Myself, I love a nice smartwatch!
How do you choose a watch?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.