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Buying Guide for Men’s Watches

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Here’s everything you need to know when looking for a new watch.

Watches come in various kinds, sizes, brands, cases, etc. And it is likely these factors contribute to your confusion of choosing the right watch for yourself and slow down the decision-making process. This is why we are here to explain to you the right way to get the most suitable watch. The following are a few factors that will help you consider the watch you want with all aspects.

1. Brand

Each brand of watch has a different feel and look – with a theme and personality of its own. Therefore, a brand is not just a name, it is an experience that arouses a variety of emotions and communicates an individual’s personal taste, lifestyle and status.

You should first ask yourself what you are looking for in a watch. For strictly practical purposes, consider more reasonably-priced, high-quality brands that might be without all the bells and whistles. For a long-term investment watch that you are looking to eventually re-sell, look at brands that have increased in value over time and are projected to continue to do so. For a family heirloom to be passed down for generations to come, you will want something classic and timeless, a brand is known for exquisite design and craftsmanship.

2. Case Style

With various materials, shapes and sizes, the watch case has a bezel, middle and back parts. From platinum to ceramic, from oversized to small and from square to round, the choices of watch cases are extensive. The watch shop has a wide collection of watches with various kinds of case styles in order to let you choose the one that best suits your wrist.

3. Complications

In its purest form, a watch tells its wearer what time it is. Anything more, and that watch has a complication. Complications tend to err toward the practical, such as a dual time zone or a chronograph, though some are essentially romantic in nature, like a tourbillon or a moon phase. A date display is generally considered to be the simplest complication, and the more you’d like to know about the calendar, the more complicated your watch gets.

If you’re a seasoned traveller or someone looking for daily intricate features, travel and date complications are among the most useful and elegant solutions the watch industry has created.

4. Movement

A movement is what makes a watch ‘go.’ When deciding which movement is right for you, some factors to consider are the level of precision and maintenance costs involved. There are two types to choose from – mechanical and quartz.

Quartz is classically the most accurate kind of movement. With low maintenance costs, these types of watches utilise a battery as their power source. Additionally, they need periodic battery changes.

Manual and automatic movements both fall under the umbrella of “mechanical” movements, which are made up of only mechanical parts, like gears and springs. Most collectors and connoisseurs prefer manual or automatic watches as these movements represent the accumulation of over 600 years of refinement, expertise, and craftsmanship.

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