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What to look for while buying a luxury watch?

Buying anything asks for a brainstorming session, and here you are thinking of owning a luxury watch. Before buying a timepiece there are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account because the one you purchase will speak a lot about your style and preferences.

We are well aware that brands like Rolex, Tag Heuer, and Rado watches are among the ones that are putting you in a dilemma. So, to help you decide which watch to buy that suits your needs, we have put forth a few things to consider before owning one.

Things to look for while buying a luxury watch

To decide on which luxury watch to buy is not the same as buying an apple pie. Many things demand consideration before owning a good watch. Let us reflect on the various factors which will influence your decision to purchase a timepiece.

1.    Setting up your budget

Setting up a budget before buying a luxury watch is essential because owning something you cannot afford is not worth it.

2.    Picking your brand

It is always wise to know beforehand which brand of luxury watch you plan on owning as it makes half of the decision. Brands in the luxury watches industry have rich histories and heritage. Choose the one that you can relate to yourself.

3.    Choosing your style

Picking a watch that goes well with your wardrobe and your style is also necessary. Also, keep in mind the size of the timepiece you plan on buying because the watch matching your wrist’s size is of utmost importance. The styles that you might need to choose from are:

●      Classic watches
●      Sports watches
●      Dress watches

4.    Movement of the watch

Until you plan on purchasing a watch of your dreams, its movement type does not matter. However, the movement, also known as a caliber, plays a crucial role in the decision making process. The movement of the watches are mainly of two types:

●      Quartz

This movement type is battery powered and durable. The prices of these watches are also on the lower side.

●      Mechanical

These watches have an intricate design and use springs and cogs for their movement. The mechanical timepieces would also demand that you wind them regularly. The prices of these types of watches are, however, on the higher side.

5.    Choosing your strap

The straps are equally important because, without them, the timepiece is as good as a pocket watch. The straps hold the watches over the wrist, so choosing the right kind is equally essential to match your style. The various types of straps available that you need to pick from are:

  • Nato
  • Bracelet
  • Leather
  • Rubber

Conclusion

These factors mentioned above have been shortlisted for you so that it makes it easier to pick the right luxury watch for yourself. However, you are always welcome to browse other factors that matter to you and have not been mentioned here.

Rashmi
Crazy about technology, sports, cinema, my colleagues, and useless anecdotes. Far too connected and curious. When I'm not on my smartphone, you can find me tinkering anything tech!

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