You might have heard from a lot of people that you still need a traditional wristwatch as
opposed to using your smartphone to tell the time.
Truth be told, there are many benefits to wearing a wristwatch. For one, it dramatically
improves your style without having to tweak anything. Two, it is a nice conversation
starter and three, it can tell other people about your status in life, as well as part of your
Now, if you are convinced about buying a watch for yourself, I encourage you to read
this article to find out some important things to consider when choosing the perfect
Set Your Budget
Before heading out to the store, it is imperative that you set your budget beforehand so
that it can be easier for you to be given the right recommendations. You see, your
budget will ultimately dictate the kinds of watches that are available to you.
If you are going to buy an entry-level watch that you can wear for a very long time, I
suggest that you set a $300-$500 budget. That price range is typically what most people
would spend on a good watch.
Also, it is important that you measure your wrist before heading out to the store so that
you can narrow down your options even further.
Find Something You Like Online
The beauty of the modern age is that you can use the internet to find out information
about something that is important to you. The same thing goes if you want to know
more about watches.
Go online and search for the best designs that you can find. Take note of some of the
watches that you like and head on to a watch store and ask the seller if they offer some
or all of the watches that you have researched.
Mechanical or Digital or Quartz?
Another important consideration is the type of watch you are going to buy. Without
getting all technical here, mechanical watches make use of a coiled metal to make the
mechanism work. If you are buying the automatic version, the watch will have a self-
winding feature so that you do not have to manually wind the mainspring.
Some people prefer a battery-operated watch and you have two choices in this regard.
You can either choose a Quartz watch which is an analog watch that is operated by a
single-cell battery. It provides time accurately, but you may not like how the second-
hand moves. If you want a smoother watch movement, go for any of the mechanical
watches you can find.
Of course, there are other people that would prefer a watch with a digital display. Digital
watches are also great, especially for more active individuals. You can expect a
stopwatch, a timer, a heart rate monitor, and even a compass and temperature sensor
as well. Though, if you are going for a digital watch, keep in mind that they are not the
best when it comes to formal events.