The Dos and Don'ts of Buying a Watch

The Dos and Don'ts of Buying a Watch

You don't buy a watch – you invest in one. The right watches are timeless collectibles that'll last you a lifetime if you take good care. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the right watches don't come cheap. Their quality and features are among the top factors that account for their high costs apart from the brand names they're associated with. You can't expect a watch you bought from the local store to compete with a Rolex, can you?

Since high-end, high-quality, branded watches can cost a fortune, you should be aware of the dos and don'ts of buying a watch. There are a lot of scammers and looters in the market who'll grab any opportunity they can to loot a novice. Your best defense would be not to be a novice. If it is your first time buying a watch, you might not know which would be the right watch for you.

Here is a list of dos and don'ts of buying a watch to help you:

The Dos of Buying a Watch

Buy from Trusted Sellers

Buy from trusted sellers only. When buying from trusted sellers, you can rest assured that you're getting what you're paying for – a genuine high-end watch.

Buy the Right Size

If you're looking for a watch to go with formal outfits, buy a formal and sophisticated one rather than one that is loud and bling-y.

The Don'ts of Buying a Watch

Don't Buy a Luxury Watch for Casual Wear

Luxury watches are so named because they're glamorous, classy, and super-expensive. Please don't buy a luxury watch for casual wear because you might scratch and damage it.

Don't Buy Popping Colors

If you can't afford to buy numerous watches for different outfits, don't buy a watch that's a popping color like pink or yellow. Stick to neutral colors that will go well with nearly all of your outfits.

Don't Buy from the First Shop You Visit

Make it a habit to survey the market before you buy anything – not just watches. Watches are an investment, and you shouldn't spend your hard-earned money hastily. Survey the market, visit multiple shops, compare prices, explore options, and then buy a watch that you like the most. Never buy a watch from the first shop you go to just because 'love at first sight' happened! That isn't going to help you – trust us.

Don't Buy a Smartwatch that's of No Use to You

You might want to buy the same smartwatch your friend bought, but because you can afford it doesn't mean you should buy it. Smartwatches are more suitable for people who use the features these watches come with. These include the fitness and calories tracker, blood pressure monitor, steps counter, etc. If you're someone who just goes to work at 9 in the morning, comes home at 6 in the evening, gets in a hot shower, has dinner, and puts their day to an end, smartwatches aren't for you.

Buying a watch is an experience, and you should make the most of it by making sure you're doing all the right things and avoiding all the wrong ones.

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