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For the regular Joe, putting resources into a quality watch could be an overwhelming and shockingly confused business. There are a whole pile of questions that needs to be answered before deciding what time piece to buy.
Therefore I have put together this handy guide to help you out on your watch quest.
Classic remains in fashion
Tim Larson, the head writer at TheWatchSnob.com, says first-time buyers ought to avoid anything excessively trendy and flashy. "Keep it straightforward and ageless, something that would look great with a suit" Tim says. "If you take this advice then you're probably not going to see your watch get outdated"
For watches size matters
Furthermore, Tim follows 2 basic guidelines. Watches ought not look petite on the wrist, and the lugs ought not stretch out past the edge of the wrist. "A great many people look best with a round case, and a watch measured between 39 - 43 mm wide looks great on the wrists of 90% of men," he says.
However, there are couple of special cases. As Tim says: "Abstain from going excessively larger than usual, except if you happen to be a large man" .
Famous brands is a good first time purchase
"I always recommend people to buy a famous watch brand" says Tim. "The longer a brand has been producing watches, the better." There are no less than 20 solid brands with a demonstrated reputation for quality. Given their popularity, they regularly prove much easier to maintain and own than other smaller watch brands.
Try not to think about them as investments
"You'll never recover the cash that you spent on it," says Tim. "It resembles purchasing an auto. The moment you put it on your wrist it's worth not as much as what you paid for it." If you want it to maintain it's value, Tim says that a Rolex will be the best choice. For ladies, he proposes Cartier.
Some smaller brands are worth a look
There are actually a large number of other brands, so do a lot of research . Tim recommends those who want more luxury options to think about Bremont, an English brand, and Glashutte, a German brand that's making a push globally.
Luxury doesn't always legitimize cost
The main cost in watch production is work. It's not the materials, and it's not jewels and gold. "A few watches are more about the brand than the substance," says Tim. "Be vary of brands with enlarged costs on account of only adding valuable metals and gems."
Trust your impulses
"Individuals tend to question their own particular taste and attempt to purchase what they think other people want them to wear," says Tim. "Individuals ought to understand that their own taste is the most vital".
Pick it yourself
A watch may not be an investment for the sake of money, but rather it's an emotional investment. It reflects something about the individual who picks it. Hence, it's imprudent to give a relative or companion a chance to choose the watch that you will be wearing for the following 4 to 9 years. This is a chance to express something important to you.