If you’ve decided that you need a new watch, then you might already know what to look for, and why. Alternatively you might not know what to look for, and not know the differences between watches.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. You’ll need to establish why you need a new watch. It might that yours is broken, that you want a formal, or a sports watch, or you want your watch to be a status symbol.
2. Knowing what you’ll wear your watch for will also help you to decide which one is right for you. Wearing a formal watch if you do a lot of sports might not be right, and wearing a cheap digital watch for important events might not be right either.
3. If you know how often you’re likely to be wearing your new watch, you can decide how important it is to you, and what sort of things you need from it. If you’re wearing it for running, or formal events, then you’ won’t be wearing it all day every day, like your day to day watch.
4. You might have a preference for analogue or digital, or you might be open to suggestions. Digital is better for sports, whilst an analogue watch tends to look more formal.
5. You might already know what sort of features to look for in your new watch. Perhaps it needs to have a stopwatch, or be waterproof. It might need to be easy to read in the dark, or have a scratchproof screen.
6. Depending on when you’ll wear your new watch, the colour might be important to you. A bright digital watch might be out of place in a business meeting, or a wedding, but could be just the thing if you’re spending time underwater.
7. The weight of your watch will be important, especially if you’re going to be wearing it all the time. You might be able to wear a heavier formal watch for an evening, but won’t want to wear it all day everyday. Depending on the style of watch, you might want a leather strap, or a heavier metal bracelet.
8. Comfort is important for any item of clothing or accessories, and watches are no different. If you don’t like wearing your new watch, because it’s too heavy, or uncomfortable, then you won’t want to wear it, and so it will be a waste of money.
9. Perhaps you’ve already got a brand or two in mind for your new watch. You might have seen some watches you like already, or know which brands of watches look good on your wrist. What about a designer watch as your formal watch,
10. Although you don’t need to spend a lot to get an nice watch, you’ll want to get the best watch for you. It’s important then, that you don’t choose your new watch on cost alone. Going for the cheapest watch could mean that you don’t get features, or the colour you want, and that it’s uncomfortable and not suitable for when you want to wear it. It makes sense to get the right watch, even if it’s a bit more than you had budgeted for.
Now you know to look for, and what’s important, you’ll be able to choose your perfect watch.