This is a sponsored guest post. Finding the perfect watch can be quite a challenge, especially if you’re buying it as a gift for someone else. Below are 8 tips that you should keep in mind when browsing for a watch.
Choose the correct movement
Movement is the mechanism behind the movement of the watch’s hands. There are three different types of movement: mechanical, automatic, and quartz. Mechanical movement works by winding up a mainspring. The unwinding is what gives rise to the movement of the hands. The automatic movement is similar to mechanical, but the mainspring gets wind up automatically as the wearer moves his hand during the day. Quartz movement is powered by a battery. These watches are generally very accurate and more affordable.
Do you want complications?
Some watches may have additional details on the face indicating the date, the position of the moon, or repeaters. These little details are collectively known as ‘complications’. Many different styles of watches contain these complications and you can choose to have them regardless of the style of your watch.
Finding a great watch is easier than you may think. There are many different styles of watches. Dress watches go with suits. They typically have leather wristbands and roman numerals on the face. Field watches typically have more military appearances and are meant for outdoorsy or casual people. Dive watches are water resistant and have metal wristbands. These are probably the most versatile type of watch. It looks good with almost anything, even a tuxedo. Aviator or racing watches are more suited for casual wear. If the watch has a metal wristband, however, the wearer may get away with it while wearing a formal or business outfit.
Sports watches are designed for high performance. They generally have a lightweight and are comfortable to wear. Most sports watches have rubber bands and have a shock resistant technology. Depending on their appearance, you can also wear them with casual outfits
A watch should fit snugly around your wrist. It should not be too tight or too loose. Watches with metal wristbands can be adjusted to fit perfectly and is most of the time, not a big consideration.
Pay attention to reviews
Before buying, read the website or store’s reviews and make sure that you will receive adequate after sales service and speedy delivery.
Get a watch that you like
You may get a watch with the correct movement that suits your personal style and that has an expensive price tag, but if you don’t like the watch, it won’t matter. It is important that you like the watch. If you are buying the watch as a gift, casually show them a magazine page and ask them what they would’ve preferred. This may give you an idea of what to buy.
Should a watch be expensive?
Many people will argue that a $5000 watch does the same thing as one that costs $10. This is not entirely true. A watch gives pertinence to man’s style. Someone may wear a watch that belonged to a parent even if, by today’s standards, the watch isn’t particularly stylish. It is a very personal accessory. If you are buying as a gift, the wearer may perceive the watch as valuable because of his relationship with you, and not because of the price tag.