It’s time to consider buying a new watch. But it can be a long, drawn-out process. You have to think that this is an item that you will likely be wearing a lot of the time, so you want to avoid buyer’s regret. With so many different styles and brands out there, it can be a little overwhelming when you first start looking for the right timepiece for you.
That’s why it’s worth taking a step back and considering all your options carefully before you actually take the plunge and make the purchase. So, if you are considering buying a watch this summer, here are just a few considerations that you should make.
TIME TO CONSIDER | What to think about before buying a watch
When will you wear the watch?
The first thing that you need to ask yourself is whether this is a watch that you’ll use for practical purposes or a luxury timepiece that you’ll only take out on special occasions. Obviously, when it comes to designer watches there are a lot more considerations that you need to make as the investment is likely to be higher. A lot higher.
There usually are three main occasions when people wear a watch: everyday use, outdoor or sporting and evening wear. Once you have defined what kind of watch you are looking for, you can move forward.
Consider the different kinds of movement
When it comes to watches, there are two main kinds of movements for you to think about. The first one is mechanical, which contain all kinds of intricate pieces to turn the hands of your clock. The second one is quartz, which are powered by batteries.
Of course, a lot more work goes into mechanical watches, so they tend to be very popular amongst people who love the craft of watchmaking. Quartz watches are less complicated, but at the same time they have more of an everyday popularity.
Choose a brand or designer
There are so many different brands and designers out there to choose from that it is worth research as many as possible, looking closely into the pros and cons of each. You may well want to look into the brand name itself, its history and how in-demand it currently is.
This kind of information can’t all be found online, so it is worth speaking to someone who is knowledgeable in this field. If you know someone who can offer you impartial advice, this is even better.
New or used?
When it comes to the biggest luxury brands in the world, people tend to think carefully about whether they would like a new or used timepiece. Some watches retain their value after purchase or even go up in price. Again, it is worth getting that specialist insight so you know exactly what you are buying.
After you have made your purchase, it is worth thinking about where you can go if you need to have your watch serviced at any point. Look in your local area in case you need any alterations making or there are any malfunctions.
This ‘time to consider’ post was contributed to The Lady-like Leopard.