How do you know that you’ve got your money’s worth? Can you say that by buying the most expensive watch, you have saved yourself from buying more wristwatches in the future? How much can I benefit from getting this timepiece?
You can narrow down your decision by elimination, by category of the specification. Take a look at the brand name, check the background of the company and how they create wristwatches. Check the specifications if they can endure your everyday lifestyle.
Read on how watches are made. From the form of how it was created carefully down right to every detail. And the materials used to make the watch durable and reliable. Some people can tell how much a wristwatch is worth based on its brand and materials. But, only a few can tell you the quality that your watch possesses.
1. The Brand
With watches, paying cheap for wanting a high-quality wristwatch is risky. You could be buying a poorly crafted wristwatch. However, certain watch manufacturers are reliable for well-made and enduring timepieces.
Emporio Armani, Rolex, Grand Seiko, TAG Heuer, or Cartier are some brands that are known for creating world-class watches. Every brand has their take on every timepiece with different purposes. These brands, if not, exceed the standards for watch-making, which is what we are aiming for.
2. The Material of the Watch
Most of your timepiece’s reliability and durability is from the material. Not all metals are used in manufacturing watches. The material should be able to resist scratch, lightweight, takes long to wear, and can withstand direct impact and pressure.
One of the most common is stainless steel. The shiny material’s properties are more cost-effective, corrosion-resistant, and lightweight. Ceramics, mostly for decorative vases and cookware but are also best for watches, which is also lightweight and very scratch-resistant. But most of all, ceramics are hypoallergenic, best for people with sensitive skin.
3. A Crystal Clear Watch Face
To prevent dirt and to protect the main face of the watch, the watch face glass should be of high quality too. The most common materials applied to a wristwatch is acrylic plastic, sapphire crystal, and mineral glass.
Acrylic materials are lightweight and cheaper than the two. It is commonly used for kids’ watches. Sapphire crystal is the clearest and is best for a more durable timepiece. Exceptionally scratch-resistant and tough. The best choice for luxury watches. Mineral glass is sturdier than acrylic plastics. This material passes the standard for high-end watches because of its ability to be easily shaped than the sapphire crystal.
4. The Running Watch
The heart of the watch lies behind the face of the mechanism. It is good to know a bit about how your wristwatch is working from the inside. Through vibrations, battery-sourced, or by the wearer’s movement. Keep this in mind, and you won’t need to worry about your watch stopping.
Automatic watches come with a complex mechanism. They wind themselves, which makes it more expensive. Automatic watches are quite noticeable because they are thicker in size. Battery watches or also known as quartz movement are great for functional timepieces. Another watch movement is mechanical. A design for high-quality watches for lifetime use.
5. The Perfect Straps
The straps are one of the watch’s removable and widely customizable parts. While you can mix and match straps with your wristwatch, make sure that the comfort and longevity of the strap is the priority.
Zulu and NATO straps have thicker materials, which make them harder to break. One crowd favorite is the Oyster bracelet. Its durability and its strength to resist stretching make it a great choice for any watch. If you prefer wristwatches with functionality, try the Engineer and Aviator/Pilot. These straps are made specifically for divers and pilots. They are thicker and bulky, which makes them heavier for the wrist.
6. Country of Origin
To note the country of origin of your watch is another way to know the quality. Most countries have established their traditions and economic trade from which history is involved.
Switzerland and Japan built their reputation on traditions of watchmaking. They take the crafting of watches seriously, which gives you an idea of high-quality products from one who truly understands what they are doing.
A Ticking Thought
For anything we own, we expect these things to last longer. It is because we think using it longer will make it worth more than the money we spent. Watches may not be a necessity nowadays, but it is a classic accessory. Spare an effort to look into researching about wristwatches. Make sure you take notes on the materials, functionality, size, color, and manufacturers. It is best to make an effort now and wait, rather than regretting having bought a watch that can keep up to your daily needs.