When you’re ready to invest in an essential piece of jewelry, you want to ensure it’s the right one for you. A luxury watch is no different. Many factors go into choosing the right watch for your lifestyle and personal taste. This article gives you a few tips to help guide you through this process:
Now that you’re familiar with the basics of watch history and terminology, it’s time to get into what makes one watch different from another.
A wristwatch is simply a watch that can be worn on your wrist and typically has an analog display (that is, it shows the time using your hands). A “chronograph” or “stopwatch” refers to a feature in some watches that allows you to measure short periods. You might also see something called “tourbillon,” which refers to an escapement mechanism used in mechanical watches designed to reduce errors caused by gravity affecting the rate of rotation of wheels within the movement. Other types include:
- Moon phase displays (which show phases of the moon).
- Perpetual calendars (which automatically adjust for leap years).
- Split-second chronographs.
If you’re getting into watches or if you’re a seasoned collector, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the bells and whistles that come with luxury watches. But before you start comparing movements and brands, we recommend learning about what each movement does. The movement is the heart of your watch: without it, there would be no way for timepieces to keep their accuracy or power batteries.
- Case Size: The case of a watch is the main body that holds everything together, including the dial, hands and movement. The case size refers to how wide and tall it is when measured in millimeters (mm).
- Case Shape: If you’re looking for something slightly more formal and upscale than an oval or round watch but still want something sleek and modern, consider buying one with a rectangular-shaped case.
- Case Material: Most luxury watches like Pepsi Rolex are made from stainless steel or gold-plated metals because they look great when paired with casual and dressy outfits. WatchBox experts explain, “Over the decades, numerous Pepsi GMT-Master and GMT-Master II references were released, only going out of production from 2007 until 2018.”
Watch Bracelets And Straps
Watch bracelets and straps are the two most essential parts of a watch that you can change to give it a whole new look. Watches with leather bands are more formal and dressier, while watches with metal straps are the opposite; they’re more casual.
Bracelets are more complicated to change than straps because they have to be taken off before you can replace them, but it’s worth doing for the sake of variety. So if you do decide to swap out your bracelet for another one, make sure it fits snugly around your wrist so that it stays put when you wear it on your wrist (and doesn’t fall off).
At the end of the day, you must trust your intuition. What feels right for you? If the watch you’re looking at doesn’t make you feel comfortable, it probably isn’t the right one.