Everyone at some point in his or her life feels the need to invest in a good-quality classic watch. It is a classic piece that elevates any look, and it is one that you can pass down still in great condition after years of consistent use. Rather than budget, there are many things to consider when you are shopping for a new watch to add to your collection.
Here are some things to keep in mind as you choose the perfect investment watch:
Your intended use
Some people reach for a watch daily, and others really only reach for it for a special occasion. Consider your intended and realistic use for a watch, as this can help you make some important decisions regarding which watch you select as well as what budget you work with. If you want to invest in a watch that you will use some, but intend to pass it down, this for example could mean going for a luxury watch.
Do your research and choose a brand you like
There are many different brands out there, and it is important to choose a brand you like, trust, and want to support. Some brands are better than others with maintenance, etc. so you want to find out details on what is available for a luxury watch of your choosing. A quality brand such as Patek Philippe, for example, is a great choice and you can find it in all of the main luxury watch shops. For example, the renowned Italian watch store Pisa Orologeria has an entire Patek Philippe shop.
Watch faces come in different shapes and sizes. Men’s watches are typically larger than women’s watches simply for size purposes. Some are more round, and some have more of a square shape to them. Hold a few different watch faces up to your wrist so you can get an idea of what you like best on your wrist, as this can help you significantly narrow down your search.
Type of band
The band of a watch can drastically change the look and feel of a watch. Common band styles for investment watches are the leather band and the stainless steel band. If you are trying to choose which material you want for the strap, consider what you type of watch you already have in your collection and love. It can be an adjustment to get used to a different type of band, and if one is more comfortable for you than the other and you will get more use out of it, opt for that for your investment watch.
There are typically two movement types that you will see amongst watches: mechanical and quartz. You will often see a mechanical (or automatic) smooth motion for luxury brands because it is smoother than the tick-tick motion you get with a quartz watch movement.
Do you have a watch you have invested in? If so, are you happy with your purchase?
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