Buying a watch can be a daunting process, especially when there’s such a huge price range that you have to think about. Watches can cost anywhere from a couple of pounds to over thousands, so it’s a good idea to know what exactly you’re getting for your money.
So in this post, we’ll be showing you a few tips to help you save time and money when picking a watch! It’ll make the whole process a lot easier to digest and you’ll be happier with the watch you choose.
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What do you want a watch for?
Is it just to tell the time since you don’t want to look at your phone? Do you want to wear Rolex watches to flex and impress? Or are you looking for a smartwatch to complement your smartphone? There are loads of different reasons to buy a watch, so don’t be afraid to explore your options! But try to think about your reasons for buying a smartwatch so that you know exactly what features you want.
This is also going to determine your budget! If you want a simple watch to know the time, then you can easily just spend a few pounds on something basic. However, if you want to turn heads and show off at a party, then you’ll probably have to spend a few hundred to get something fancy. If you want a smartwatch to fit into your lifestyle, expect to spend at least a hundred on a good brand.
Consider brand and reputation
So now that you have a rough idea of what you want your watch to do, what watch should you buy? We would suggest buying a watch based on brand recommendations and reputation. After all, you want to ensure that you have good support if your watch ever breaks and fails. You also want to have a reputable brand if your reason for buying a watch is to have a luxury timepiece on your wrist!
This means looking up all of the well-known brands and picking one of them. The only exception we’d make is for smartwatches. A lot of these devices can seem overpriced, but there are lots of options from tech startups and overseas companies that offer the same (or sometimes, even more) features than Samsung and Apple, but at a fraction of the cost!
Try the watch out first if you can
Everyone’s got a different wrist size and while watches try to accommodate for all of them, you’ll want to wear the watch for a while to see if it fits and is comfortable. In some cases, you might be able to customize the strap so that it’s less stress on your wrist. Some watch stores will let you try out the watch before you buy it, and others will offer you multiple strap options so you can find something comfortable.
At the end of the day, everyone’s willing to spend different amounts of money for a watch. Don’t feel bad or lesser than others for spending less on a watch. The important thing is that it can tell the time and that it fits your needs!