If you’re looking for the perfect gift to get a guy who is your family member, significant other or even just a platonic friend, there is simply no way that you can go wrong with buying them a watch. It’s functional. It’s a great fashion accessory and, pardon the pun, but it’s also timeless.
Of course, in order to make sure that you get one that you know they will like, we wanted to provide you with a list of five things that you should consider before you head out shopping. Check out these watch-buying tips below:
Consider your budget. Being that watches can range from $30 to in the thousands easily, the first thing that you need to think about is how much you want to spend. If you’re planning to get something that is similar to a sports watch, you can get one of those for under $100 easily. But if you want a watch that’s for professional use, you may need to allot for more than that.
Consider multiple outlets. These days, thanks to online shopping, you don’t have to solely rely on jewelry or department stores to get the kind of watch that you want. There are also a lot of websites online that you give you what you’re looking for. eWatches, Joma Shop and Overstock are just a few that have a wide variety to choose from and the best thing about online stores is that you can go to websites such as Retail Me Not for promo codes to get discounts on your purchase.
Consider the function of a watch. Something else that’s very helpful to know is the terminology as it relates to the function of a watch. There’s the complication which speaks to a watch that does more than simple timekeeping (such as a lunar watch). There’s if it’s waterproof. There’s its movement (the pieces that are inside of the watch). There’s the quartz (which is the battery or quartz crystal inside of a watch). And finally, there’s the term “self-winding” which speaks to if you want a watch that you have to constantly wind in order to keep it working. Knowing these terms will make it easier to communicate with the customer sales associate as it relates to what you’re looking for.
Consider if you want it engraved. If you happen to purchase a watch like a Silvano, being that it’s a wooden one, that’s probably not going to be the kind of watch that you want engraved. But if you get one like a Rolex or a Movado, you might want to put a message on the back of it. So, before making the purchase, think about if you want it professionally engraved or not.
Consider the taste of the individual. One of the hardest things about buying someone a watch is that you want to make sure that it’s not just something that you like but you know that they will too. So don’t forget to factor in things such as their lifestyle, their favorite colors (and metals) and the style of watches that you might have seen them wear before. If you take these things into consideration, we’re pretty sure that you’ll find the perfect watch that they’ll be happy to wear for years to come.