Watches are fashion accessories to pair with your casual and formal outfits. You can find watches in every material, style, and price point. By researching watch brands, deciding on the materials and styles you like best, and setting a budget, you’ll find a men’s watch model perfect for yourself.
1. Determine the type of watch you want
Determine why you want a watch. There are hundreds of different types of watches available and they often have very different functions. A luxury watch that you will wear with a suit or formal outfit will be very different from a sports watch that you will use to time your runs. Once you can determine if this is a special occasion watch or an everyday watch, you can start narrowing down your search.
- Some popular watches will be for sports, formal wear, everyday use, as a piece of technology or as an antique.
- There are also men’s, women’s and children’s watches. Some watches are also marketed as unisex.
2. Find a watch that matches your personality
Finding the right watch for you is a personal decision. You can choose the most trendy or most popular watch but if you don’t like it, you will never wear it. Look for watches that complement your personal style and suit your taste.
Watch brands have their own personal style that you can adopt. For example, Rolex watches are very classy and elegant. You can get a sense of a brand’s personality by seeing how they market themselves.
3. Choose a watch face material
Watch faces come in a variety of metals and materials. You can choose watches made from gold, silver, rose gold, platinum, titanium, etc. Dials can also be made from plastic, although they will be less durable.
- You can also choose a watch in two tones of gold and silver if you prefer.
- Metal surfaces are generally more durable than plastic ones, although metal can get scratched.
4. Choose a watch face shape
Watch faces come in different shapes, like square, circle, hexagon. You may be limited in your choice of watch faces based on your choice of brand, but being mindful of watch face shapes can help you narrow down your options. Some novelty watches will have a more unique shape. If you put your heart on a uniquely shaped watch, you might not find it by looking at mainstream brands.
5. Choose strap material
The strap is the part of the watch that goes around your wrist. Like the watch face, you can choose the material. The most common choices are metal, like gold or silver, leather or plastic. Look for an adjustable and durable watch strap. Some natural materials are more durable than others; Leather can break more easily than metal. The metal strap can be adjusted by having the jeweler or watchmaker unlink. The leather strap can be perforated for extra tightening.
Watch bands can be replaced, although it will cost more to replace a metal band than a leather or plastic strap. There are also more unique strap materials you can choose from, such as woven fabric or durable rubber.
6. Choose between a mechanical watch or a quartz watch
There are two main types of watch movements, essentially the movements that power the watch and enable its functions. Most watches will fall into one of two categories, mechanical or quartz.
- There are two main types of mechanical watches: automatic and manual. Automatic mechanical watches can be wound (which replenishes the power of the movement) throughout the day. A manual mechanical watch needs to be wound on a daily basis for it to function. Quality mechanical watches will usually cost you over $1000 and have higher maintenance costs.
- Quartz watches are more accurate than mechanical watches and can be found at a variety of price points ranging from $50 to $500. Maintenance costs are much lower as you will only have to change the battery once in a while, usually around $ ten.
Watches are available in every possible price range. Before you choose a watch, you should determine how much you are willing to spend. Keep in mind that cheap non-branded watches are often poorly built and can break frequently.
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