Wearing a luxury watch can pump up our fashion style and confidence. It is a good investment, too! Buying a luxury watch is in the bucket list of most of us, and if you want to mark it on your list soon, then it’s time to do your research about luxury watches now. To give you a glimpse of the things you should take note of, here are the things you need to know when buying your first luxury watch.
THE MOVEMENT AND LONGEVITY
Different types of watches have different system of telling time.
Digital watches run through the power of an ultra-small watch battery while quartz or analog watches provide accurate time with the tiny and electrified quartz crystal.
On the other hand, mechanical watches are considered superior and popular type. They are mechanically operated and do not rely on replaceable batteries. This type of watch is pricier than the others and requires regular maintenance too. They are known as handmade masterpieces of every luxury brand’s in-house watch master craftsman.
With proper care, mechanical watches can for long decades and can serve as an heirloom to the next generation of your family line.
The overall quality of a luxury watch also depends on what they are made of.
Luxury watches made in metals such as stainless steel, titanium, and gold may develop patina, nicks, and scratches when regularly used for a long period.
Stainless steel is ideal for aesthetic watches and provides better value and versatility.
Titanium offers the same thing but is more lightweight and hypoallergenic. A luxury watch made in titanium, such as the Omega Speedmaster, is ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Gold, on the other hand, is a timeless metal for your watch that makes it more flashy and bolder.
Ceramic, a nonmetallic material for luxury watches, offers a modern, fresh-from-the-box look and scratch-resistant quality to your watches.
When buying a luxury watch, make sure to check if it fits on your wrist. The size of the watch should be proportioned to your wrist.
A large wrist and hand need a bigger, stronger watch face. Although, remember that watches with too large sizes and too complex styles can either make you look too formal and too casual.
Those with a small wrist, of course, need a smaller and slimmer watch but be careful of choosing too small or too slim timepieces as they can make you look more petite and delicate.
THE MAKER AND THE SELLER
Since you will be investing a sumptuous amount for a watch, it is advisable to check on the brand history and current retail value of the brands of luxury watches you are keeping an eye on. Going for a reputable brand known for superior craftsmanship will make your investment more worthy.
Make sure that you buy these brands from an authorized dealer and seller. Nobody wants to spend money on fake and damaged luxury watches. If you are buying a luxury good from an authentic seller, you can be assured that the seller will do the right thing in helping you whenever you need assistance in repairing your luxury watch.
Different watches, different brands, different functions for different personalities.
If you want your watch to fit with your daily office look, casual or dress watches are perfect. These watches look classy and elegant, but with simpler and less complicated features.
Watches with GMT and world timers display multiple time zones that are perfect for pilots and overseas travelers.
Chronograph features are usually found in sports watch. This function can be used as a stopwatch that fits for athletic people such as racers, divers, and runners.
Consider your profession and personality before buying a luxury watch. This way, you will feel that you are at one with your chosen luxury watch, and you will not get tired looking at it even if you wear it daily.
THE BUDGET AND VALUE
As a golden rule in budgeting your finances, do not overspend on things that will cut off too much of your budget. Some luxury watches may have the same features and functions but with different prices. Set a certain price range and look for watches that fit that range.
A decent low-end Swiss watch costs about $500, while their high-end watches cost more than $5,000. You may also opt for Japanese brands such as Seiko, Orient, or Citizen. These companies are known for high-quality yet affordable mechanical watches.
Some luxury watches increase their value after some years, while others depreciate. If you are thinking of reselling your watch after some years, then look for units with higher chances of value-boosting.
Buying a luxury watch involves not only your money your heart and mind, too. It is a personal decision that you need to think about thoroughly. Considering the above-mentioned factors will help you finalize your decisions on choosing that beautiful luxury timepiece for yourself.
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