Some consider shopping for a new watch harder than shopping than for a new car. A watch is a personal choice that says a lot about you. There are some things that you should consider before you start your search.
Just like cars, watches come in a range of prices. The reason is because of the materials, technology, and if the timekeeper is an exclusive piece. So, have a budget before shopping. Also, decide how much you will go above your top price if you find that perfect watch.
What do you want?
You are the one going to be wearing the watch. Get a timepiece that fits your taste. Are you looking for a bit of color, or are you looking for something a little more traditional, like silver or black? Also, what about shape? Watches come in a variety of shapes, like ovals and squares.
Why do you need a new watch? Do you need something that looks professional at work? Or do you need a waterproof watch for spending time on your boat? It is necessary to take in your hobbies and work-life when choosing your watch. If you are a hiker, for example, you want a watch with a compass, altimeters and more. Those who wear a suit and tie to work daily may need a professional-looking timepiece, like a lacoste watch.
What’s On The Inside?
Next, you need to think about what is going to power your watch. Batteries power most quartz watches. The batteries can last for more than a couple of years. For the person who changes watches often or does not have the time to give it a second thought, this is a good option. There are the watches that need to be charged, like an Apple Watch or Garmin. Do not overlook self-winding watches. Just know that if you do not wear the watch often, the watch will need to reset. Solar power watches are an option too. It will need to spend time in a light source.
Another decision to make is the type of material. Are you looking to go gold? Or because you work with your hands or have allergies, are you looking for a watch made of titanium? Carbon and ceramic watches are lightweight and easy to wear. The materials will influence prices too. A gold watch is going to be more expensive than a watch made of other alloys.