Buying Quality Watches: 8 Tips to Get the Best Value for Your Money

A wristwatch is an extremely popular timepiece. People wear these to keep track of time and are often considered to be more than just timepieces. Because of this, it can be confusing as to which watch is right for you. 

When it comes to shopping for watches, there is a lot to consider. When you take the time to educate yourself and understand what it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it much easier to make the right purchase. As long as you know what to look for and understand what your patch is for, you’ll be fine. 

There are several different styles of men’s watches to choose from. It depends on your budget, what type of watch you want, and what the style of the watch means to the man you are buying it for. The following tips will help you to find the right watch for your man and what to look for in a quality wristwatch. 

1. Check the Brand

Probably the most important aspect of buying a watch is the brand. You should do plenty of research and read reviews to ensure that you are making an informed decision.

You may also want to pay attention to the warranty that accompanies the watch, as well as the refund policy if you need to exchange the watch. There are quite a several quality brands in the market, amongst them is the Oris watch, founded in 1904, they have been in the watch game for more than a century. Other reputable brands include Rolex, Tissot, Panerai, Hublot amongst others. 

2. Consider the Material 

You will need to think about the materials from which the watch is made. Plastic and other metals, gold, silver, titanium are common watch materials. There are gold and silver plated watches, and there are also many that are stainless steel. It’s important to understand which materials are more durable so that you can make an informed decision. If you are planning on wearing the watch daily, it’s probably a better idea to choose a material that is both visually appealing and strong enough to withstand daily use.

3. Know Your Style 

Also, don’t discount style. Some watches are designed to be sporty or fashionable, which is great if you have these attributes or you want to fit a certain image. These watches can be made from gold, silver, or stainless steel. Choosing a style of the watch might also depend on where you plan on wearing it to, or a place you frequent, for example, work. 

Another style of watch for men is a sporty, rugged watch that looks great with jeans and a t-shirt. There are other styles of watches like the vintage which you can wear for a cool retro vibe, luxury watches that are on the high side when it comes to price. Some sports watches are suitable for different sports events like running, hiking, or diving. 

4. Choose the Type of Watch Strap or Band

The band of a watch is another important factor to consider. Titanium, gold, and silver all have their benefits and drawbacks. Gold tends to be more lustrous than silver, and titanium is relatively scratch-resistant. Consider what types of activities you will most often be wearing the watch in. If you do a lot of sports, consider a watch with a more durable band, suitable for the outdoors. 

5. Determine the Features You Want

You should consider the features that you’d want your watch to do for you. While some watches simply tell the time, others are equipped with features such as GPS and other computer functions. 

If you need to have some other information displayed as well, you may wish to consider a more advanced model. Luminosity is also a factor to consider, would you like to use the watch at night or just during the daytime? Some watches can light up. 

6. Select a Movement

Digital watches have numbers written on the face. Analog watches are more vintage style with clock hands and numbers. There are typically four types of power sources of watches, and these are mechanical, solar, quartz, or automatic.

7. Learn How to Store the Watch

Most quality watches are water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about this feature. You should also consider the ease of maintenance and storage while buying a watch. Some watches need extra care and others not as much. Generally, the rule of thumb while storing your watch includes

  1. Avoid contact with water or moist 
  2. Choose suitable storage options, the most popular include boxes, valet trays, stands, and racks. 
  3. Inspect regularly especially if you have a collection
  4. Clean when necessary, while watches are in storage, they can accumulate dirt. However, when you clean, avoid using detergents as this could cause damage to your watch. 

8. Weight and Size: Know Your Preferences

When you’re buying a watch, make sure that it is an appropriate size and not too bulky. If it’s too small it might not fit your wrist. If it’s too big it might be distracting or too showy. Some watches are large and cumbersome, while others have tiny faces. 

If you have relatively narrow wrists, you may want to opt for a larger face size since otherwise, a small watch cannot be noticeable. Otherwise, if you have a large, wide-faced wrist, you may opt for a smaller watch face.

Another factor to consider is how it looks on your arm. Wristwatches come in many different shapes and sizes. You’ll probably also want to consider how comfortable your watch is. Some designs are specifically designed to be worn while doing activities so you should take note of that.


Men’s wristwatches can come in many different styles and types. Some watches are fun, while others are just plain functional. Each type of watch has its distinct look, so you should consider your style before choosing one. 

When buying a watch, buy from a registered vendor with the company or reputable online stores. Some companies have lists of vendors that they deal directly with on their websites.

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