Watches are called timeless accessory for a reason. They are one of the first accessories that were invented and designed to be carried as a status symbol and a sign of class. They were first invented for their utility of being a wearable time-telling device so that you can keep a track of time. That being said, it was still widely considered as a luxury that only the elite could afford. However, over a period of time, the industry and markets evolved and cheaper variants of watches made way to the market. While this helped to make watches a mass-market product, the luxury watch market continued to retain its niche that only catered to a certain socio-economic class.
Watches evolved into fashion accessories
As the advent of cell phones and hand-held gadgets started, many people debated if watches are still a relevant accessory as much as they were before since handheld devices to tell the time. However, by this time watches had already evolved into an important fashion accessory, which meant that they were here to stay. Moreover, modern technological modifications were incorporated into watches to make it more relevant to the modern world.
Tips to remember while buying a watch
However, unlike old days, when the collectors and watch customers were as skillful as buying a watch as the watchmakers, most people in the newer generation do not have that level of skill and knowledge. Many people to this date think that buying a watch simply means trying a few watches on your wrist until you find one that looks good. However, buying the right watch is much more about how it looks. If you are planning to buy a men’s watch anytime soon, here are a few things that you should remember.
The very first thing that matters when buying a watch is how much you are willing to spend on your purchase. That will help you narrow down your options quickly. Of course, you would not want to waste your time browsing mens gold watches if you are not willing to spend a fortune. Likewise, you would not want to be looking at cheaper regular watches if you are intending to buy something luxurious and high-end.
The trickiest part of buying a watch is to figure out what size would be best for you. For this reason, it is not recommended to buy a watch online if you are buying one for the very first time. Even if you wish to order one online, it is highly recommended that you go to any physical watch store and try a few sizes in any brand, and then order the size that you think would be the best. Ideally, the size of your diameter should be proportionate to the size of your wrist.
Typically, watches come in either metal, leather or plastic bands. The metal bands can be further subcategorized into precious and non-precious metals. Likewise, leather belts can be further divided into genuine and faux leather. Plastic bands are usually used in sports watches only.
Watch crystals are available in Sapphire, Mineral glass and Plexiglass. If you are specifically going for a luxurious watch such as a Rolex, there is a high chance that your watch will be having a Sapphire crystal. Mineral glass and Plexiglass are much cheaper.
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