Whether it is for birthdays, holidays or just for any special occasion, everyone wants a good gift. And let’s face it, our loved ones always ask what we want, so why not be specific. What is the only thing we all want and need? Time And in a concrete way, time comes in the form of a wristwatch. Here we give some tips on how to choose the right watch.
Choosing the perfect watch for you or others may seem a little daunting at first. Thoughts and fears can be rampant: How much should I spend, should I get a leather belt or a bracelet, should it be sporty or worn? Here we try to make the idea of how to choose a less terrifying and empowering watch. By following these six simple steps, you are on your way to enjoying time on hand or offering others a great gift for time - one that is timeless.
1. Consider the Recipient First.
Before you choose to buy a watch for yourself or someone else, think carefully about that person’s interests, hobbies, style or fashion direction, likes and dislikes. Is the person a sports enthusiast, an executive business, a fashion or some sort of individual entertainment? This should affect the type of watch you choose for them.
- Sports watch - Breitling Navitimer and Zenith Defy
- For fashionistas - Hermes Galop
- For business enterprise - Patek Philippe Calatrava
- For creators and artistic people - try a Hublot Orlinski watch
- Minimalists - try watches from brands such as Nomos, Casio or Citizen
Another determining factor is the climate in which they live. For those living in arid climates, a cool bracelet works wonders, especially with today’s integrated bracelets as found in the new A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus sports watch. A sleek leather belt, especially with a vintage-filled look like the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris chronograph, works in most climates.
2. Set a budget.
Even though you know the likes and dislikes of the person you want to buy for, you still need to think about your wallet first. There are hours out there for every budget, whether it is $ 100 or $ 100,000. You may be the type who will accept even a little when you find the right point, but having a predetermined notion of what you want to spend is critical. No need to jump to higher (or lower) retail prices.
Roberta Tip: Keeping your budget below $ 500, consider a Seiko Prospex, for example, where you get a lot of looks and performance for your money. In the $ 1,000 to $ 3,000 range, you can't go wrong with an Omega Speedmaster or an Oris watch.
3. Understand the movements and materials of the watch.
It is also important before you start buying to understand the different types of watch movements and materials, because these are factors that will affect prices as well as styles. Quartz watches (requiring a battery) are usually less expensive than mechanical watches with self-winding or manual winding functions. Similarly, watches made of stainless steel are often more affordable than lighter weight titanium or carbon fibers and than more noble metals. Do a little of your research that will help you arm yourself.
4. Consider styles and features.
Earlier we suggested you think about the receiver of the watch. This is because this is the single most important part of buying a watch. For example, if you are shopping for a pragmatist who does not deal with tools and functions, a nice three-handed watch with an easy-to-read dial may be the way to go. Wise style, if he or she is a fashion dog, consider watches with colorful dials or unusual box shapes. Features are also important. For example, if you are shopping for a sports enthusiast, perhaps a chronograph (which happens with intermediate events, such as swimming laps or sprinting) may be the best option If the person is a business or a traveler world, functions such as calendars, dual time zones, or world timer indicators may be available.
5. Consider the brand name.
The concept of brands is a bit more complex. But before you read any further, understand this: you do not have to buy a specific brand of watch. However, being aware of the best brands - at all price points - is beneficial. Do a little research online before making your purchase. If you are buying at an affordable price range, the biggest brands that are most popular may have a stronger memory capacity. When you get to the more expensive watches, personal taste comes into play as well. Some people are very brand aware and have a lust for a big brand, while others want to break the beaten path and look for a lesser known brand that can make a lot of noise and also others ask, "What? is it you look at your wrist? ”Again, some of these decisions pay attention to knowing who you are buying for and how much you have on your budget.
6. Relax and enjoy the experience. Remember, Returns Are Always An Option.
Buying views should not be scary and you should not go alone. Getting into an authorized retailer, or even shopping online for new watches or owing money, can be exciting. Consider it a learning experience and do not be afraid to ask questions. Sales staff and on-line goalkeepers are generally happy to help and provide a little guidance. But best of all, if you follow steps 1 and 2 above, you can describe this from the beginning to keep the shopping experience under control. Also, as long as you are buying from a reputable source, remember that return is always an option. If the person you are donating the watch to does not really like it, a return or an exchange is usually only a few minutes away.