Watch Buying guide
by Seema susheel
Watch tells for how a man is. A watch is the most cherished gift a parent would give to his child for the first time on his 12th year to write the school examination. Watch is the only accessory that’s 100% worn by everybody. The Stone Age had the prehistoric man holding the club and going out to face the day; the modern man wears his watch and faces the outside world.
Watch tells for how a man is. A watch is the most cherished gift a parent would give to his child for the first time on his 12th year to write the school examination. Watch is the only accessory that’s 100% worn by everybody. The Stone Age had the prehistoric man holding the club and going out to face the day; the modern man wears his watch and faces the outside world. The watch serves the purpose of showing time and date, is a status symbol and also a fashion accessory to adorn any wrist.
Why would you want to buy a watch?
The purpose of buying a watch for most of the people is not just to see time which is the primary reason. There could be many more secondary reasons like the following.You are upgrading your existing watch; want to go for the latest design in the market. A design, which is happening and in fashion!
You want to keep a collection of amazing watches in different designs and styles to suite every dress and occasion. A watch to suite formal, casual and party wears. There are watches with different material such as leather, steel, plastic etc.
You have found a certain position in life, the kind you always dreamed of and you want to celebrate it with changing the existing daily wear watch to the hi-class expensive watch. A beauty on your wrist, showing your success!
This is the first serious watch buying you have set your mind on. You can choose from the brand which gives you best quality, design and guaranty.
You are looking at buying a watch to gift a friend, colleague, or for a wedding anniversary. You can go for the pair of women’s and men’s watch to suite a couple.
You want to buy an expensive watch as an heirloom for your grandchildren. You could go in for the Swiss classics which are proven for their style, class and are expensive with a good value appreciation.
Your new career challenges demand you to go for a watch with features that will make your life easier.
Types of watches
The basic division in watch is the woman’s and men’s watch. As per the characteristics of men and woman the watch designed for them also has similar characteristics like the woman’s watch is feminine, sleek, glamorous, studded with colorful semi precious stones etc, to suite her dainty wrist. The men’s watch is bold, bigger, and the design and features are made appt for a man’s wrist.As you have a special expensive dress for special events in your life there is wide range of expensive watches made of gold, platinum, steel, studded with diamonds, rubies, pearls etc to go for your special day. These expensive watches are worn by the elite and are one of ‘must haves’ we dream to acquire.
Many people would want a different range of watches to suite their lifestyle and personality. There is the sports watch to suite a person whose lifestyle includes outdoor activities. The sports watch will have added features like stop watch. A waterproof bigger dial with bold numerical is perfect for comfort as well as style.
There are many features like date and day, seconds in numerical, dual time zones, alarm facility, stop watch and watches where the dial glows in the night to show time. There are watches with changeable straps, different colors to match different dress.
In the watch industry new innovations and designs are making each watch different and interesting than the other, hence there are many watches all around the world to choose from.
Fix a budget
Money should be criteria for buying the watch as the watch should be worth the price and give you a hassle free performance. You can go for a little more expensive watch so that the investment is worth the price and you get good looks and good reliability with good service too. If it’s the only watch you’re going to buy and wear then you have to give it some more thought and put in money when you’re sure this particular brand promises latest style and performance. If you think a particular fashion is for few days and you are found of wearing different kinds of watches then you could buy the less expensive ones and use it till it lasts. You could even have many watches from low to high price range.
Watch maintenance criteria
There are two kinds of working in watches one is automatic and the other is quartz.Quartz is the most used watch worldwide. Once you buy a watch you have to also think of the future service needs the watch will require. Like are there enough company approved service centers in the city you stay. You have to take care to buy the watch from a authorized dealer as in case if something goes wrong with your watch the manufacturer won’t give you a guarantee if its not purchased from a authorized dealer You have to take care that the features the company provides in the watch have maintenance facility for these features in the service centers.
For example if you want to go for a eco-drive watch where in the battery is charged by the light energy then before buying this expensive piece you should know whether the company can provide assurance that the watch will work without any problems and there are service centers in your city to provide service. You don’t want unnecessary headache after paying a huge amount. If you want to buy a water resistant watch then make sure you are buying from a reputed company as the watch should actually be water resistant. Many companies subject the watches to tests which determine whether the watch can resist water even in deep waters. Make sure that your watch comes with a guarantee as depending on the manufacturer some give 1 year guarantee some provide lifetime guarantee, see that you buy a watch complete with case and the informational material and the guarantee card.