Watches fascinate me. I like well designed, clean, classic watches, regardless of who makes them, how much they cost, and what is their resale value. I am buying these watches to wear them, not resell them. And when time comes, I want to give to pass them on to the next generation. And more importantly, I don’t want to go broke when buying a watch.
August Man, a Singapore-based online magazine for me had this article about how to purchase a luxury watch. I think these rules/tip apply to any kind of watch and not just a luxury watch.
1. Fit. A correct fit is necessary in order to prevent the watch from slopping down from the wrist, dangling in an awkward position. A large watch may not be suitable for everyone.
2. Usage & Feasability. A watch, usually comes with 3 straps options available. Leather, Metal or Rubber Silicone. Watches comes with different functions & purposes, so do their accompanying straps. The straps usually indicate the type of activity the luxury watch is made for.
3. Aesthetics. In your eyes, it has to look good, nevertheless, do not be swayed by the opinions of others. Moreover, you’d be the person wearing the watch.
4. Pricing. A logical watch owner sets aside a suitable budget that is both comfortable to himself and his wallet.
5. Branding & Heritage. What would you associate yourself with? Would years of watch-making heritage matter to you in terms of wrist-watch selection?
via August Man.
When contemplating a watch I ask this question to myself: – if I could buy one watch, wear it every day and match it with any kind of outfit and occasion, will the one in front of me do the job. And when the answer is yes, then I actually think about fit, price and brand. Thoughts?