When you’re buying a luxury watch, you should know what you’re going to buy. It isn’t going to be something that you can be okay with if it doesn’t turn out how you expected. So the process of buying a luxury watch is supposed to be well thought of and would take up quite a lot of time. Buying it from an official dealership can be hard enough, but a real challenge is buying it online, maybe because there isn’t a dealership near you. So here’s a guide to help you know everything you need to know before buying that luxurious timepiece.
Choosing your first watch
This depends mainly on the price, your taste and on what you need in terms of functionality. You can start with watches like Seiko, before going up to a Rolex.
While choosing, take a look on its features or complications. There can vary from chronographs (stopwatch), to something with a world clock, or GMT hand. You may not really need your for its functionally since you have it in your smartphone, but then again, your phone would tell you the time, so this isn’t the point of the complications.
Make sure the size is according to your wrist and doesn’t look too big or too small. For most people, it would be a dial between 34-44mm. If your wrist size is smaller or bigger than most people you know then, try altering the size accordingly.
The strap is just as important as the dial size and will vary with the wrist size and your personality. If you’re a more masculine dude, then try going for a watch with a classic Hugo Boss like style.
A word on accuracy, it matters but not so much if your watch is mainly meant for, you have your phone for accurate time. But just in case you still want it, try going for something that’s been certified as a chronometer by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres. Also a quartz watch is unmatched when it comes to accuracy.
Trust the Source
When it comes to buying a watch online, an important part is to be sure that you’re not going to be fooled into buying a fake copy. There’s no better way to go this than to look everything up about the source and do your research on it including customer reviews. Then when you finally trust it, you can go ahead and buy the watch.
So after following this simple guide, you should be able to buy your first “grown up watch” and rock it to all the fancy places you visit. And once you feel confident about your first purchase, you can move on to a more vintage style watch.