It’s hard to put your finger on it, but there’s something truly special about wearing a great watch. Even if you don’t need it for timekeeping reasons, a great timepiece makes a man feel ten feet tall.
No modern man should be without a quality watch or five. But there are many factors to consider when buying one. Unfortunately, there are a number of common pitfalls. If you aren’t careful, you could easily fall victim to them.
Follow these tips, though, and you should be just fine.
Only Owning One
While there is no denying that quality should take precedence over quantity, no one watch is so adaptable that it can cater to a man’s every needs. The modern man enjoys many strands in life. If you are a male watch lover, you must start to build a collection.
Wearing a prestige watch to work can boost your appearance and confidence. However, it’s not right for wearing around the squash court. As the range of Apple Watch products shows, different situations require different items. Only wear your watch if it’s suitable.
If you don’t have the right watch for the occasion, simply go without.
Using Cheap Maintenance
After forking out a significant sum of money on a watch, the last thing you want is to spend more cash on the upkeep. However, it would be criminal to let your beautiful watch become ruined by shoddy workmanship.
Finding the right repairman for your timepiece is almost as important as finding the perfect watch to start with. Using poor replacement parts could put the long-term condition at risk.
Besides, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. For the sake of a little extra money, you’ll gain a much greater peace of mind. And that’s something you cannot put a price on.
Not Thinking Home Protection Through Properly
Every watch enthusiast knows the importance of good maintenance. If you happen to be a connoisseur of automatic timepieces, you’ll also know the importance of a watch winder.
However, one trap that many modern watch owners fall into is that they only protect one watch at a time. A double watch winder can make a huge difference to keeping your timepieces in great condition. This can be especially useful if you like to circulate a number of items over the weeks and months.
Any serious watch lover will confirm that there’s no point in buying quality pieces if you aren’t going to care for them. Make sure that you do just that.
Not Trying It Out First
Consumers have been vulnerable to reacting on impulse for centuries. However, the internet generation is hastier than any previous generation. We’ve all bought items exclusively on the basis of it looking great online, but the watch is not an item that allows you to do this.
Appearing great on a web page or magazine advert is one thing. Suiting your wrist is another altogether. You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive first. If possible, you should always take the opportunity to try the watch on in a shop. Even if you end up buying it elsewhere.
After all, there’s nothing worse than spending money on something you’ll never wear, however, much I might do it! Haha!