We all know how hard it is to choose a watch for someone else, but the process is even more grueling when it comes to buying one for ourselves. There are so many things to consider and with the amazing, long list of brilliantly-crafted watches in the market today, we tend to be bombarded with so many options. Having the chance to choose from a vast array of watch selections is a good thing but it can also be frustrating and time-consuming.
For a woman who stays a bit longer in front of the wardrobe to decide which one to wear and for that beauty connoisseur who spends time perfecting every detail to her liking, choosing that one perfect watch will surely take time as well.
Design & Style
Many women prioritize design in watches. We are visual creatures a million times more than men for some amazing reasons for sure. If you agree with me, just smile while reading this. We are also after the functionality of that design and if it matches our needs. In case you are new to the world of fashion and horology, you might want to consider checking the complications of the watch you are eyeing. What are complications, you ask?
Complications are any function that exists in addition to the usual functionality of watches which is to tell time. If there is a date display, a chronograph, a dual-time zone display, a perpetual calendar, a GMT, or a tachymeter (the list goes on), then they are considered complications.
Determining which complication you need will help you narrow down your choices.
Another thing you have to carefully consider and never neglect is the size of the watch. This is extremely important for several reasons which we know you are already aware of. Size means comfort and proportion. Imagine wearing a watch with a misfit bracelet that almost looks like a bangle on you. Well, that would be a total disaster. Now, imagine you are wearing a bigger dial that is disproportionate to your build and you want to wear it to a rather semi-casual or formal event. It is a huge no-no!
Always consider the size. If you are buying in a physical store, you take all the time you need to get the look and feel of the watch on your wrist. You can try them on and when it is perfect, you’ll immediately know it. Again, comfort and proportion.
Brand & Price
Perhaps, this is the first thing that pops up in your mind when you finally decide “I need to buy myself a watch!”. What brand are you going to choose? Is it something luxurious, something a little less fancy but artistic design-wise, or is it something that you would love to use as an heirloom?
The brand and price matter for those who are frugal buyers. Setting up a budget is actually a wise decision when you are buying a watch for yourself. Determining the amount you are willing to spend for a timepiece will significantly help you in your selection while still meeting your style and functional requirements.
One wisdom we always want you to remember is that you get what you pay for. It is true for the most part, especially with watches. You can own a high-quality watch created with exquisite craftsmanship that can last for several years if you spend a little more. However, if you opt for super low prices, chances are, you are also gonna get a low-quality watch.
Do Your Homework
Make sure that you don’t easily give your money away by instantly buying whatever is in front of you (that you think you like) without spending time doing your research. This is the biggest cause of regret, especially for first-time watch buyers. Take time to read, explore the market, and find pieces according to your needs and wants via the internet or by asking your friends or family members who are knowledgeable about watches for advice.