Whether you have worn a watch your whole life or have just got the itch for one, when it comes to choosing a new watch, there is a lot to think about.
For men, watches are the best style accessory there is, so it’s crucial that you take your time when choosing the perfect one. From simple leather watches to sophisticated diving watches, there are lots of options to choose from.
To help you find the perfect watch, here are a few useful tips to follow:
Understand watch movements
This might sound a little strange, but the type of watch you choose will depend on the watch movement you want. In case you don’t know what a watch movement is, let us just explain. The movement is the mechanism inside the watch, which powers it – there are two types of movements you can choose from.
The first is quartz; quartz movements use the quartz to regulate the watch and a battery to power it. Most high street watches are quartz watches because quartz watches are cheap to make and are also effective.
The second type of movement is known as a mechanical movement – these are considered to be ‘real’ watches. While some mechanical watches need to be wound by hand, many newer models are automatic. Automatic movements use the movement of the wearers wrist to power up the watch and keep time.
Choose between quartz or mechanical movements
While many watch snobs would never be seen dead wearing a quartz powered watch, they are actually great watches. Yes, quartz watches might be cheaper to buy, but when it comes to accuracy, it’s more accurate than a mechanical watch. However, for many men, mechanical watches are the only option that they would consider.
While some mechanical watches need to be wound, most work by using the movement from the wearer’s wrist. The only downside to this is that when the wearer takes the watch off, it stops working and then has to be reset. However, if you choose to invest in a watch winder, you can prevent this from happening.
Choose a watch style
Once you have decided on the type of watch movement you want, the next step is to choose a style of watch. The style of watch you choose is important as it will affect when you can wear it and what you can do with it.
There are four main styles to choose from; diving watches, dress watches, aviator watches, and minimalist watches. The style that you choose will depend on your own personal style and watch needs.
Be picky about straps
Believe it or not, the watch strap that you choose can affect the overall look and style of your watch. That’s why it’s so important that you take your time when choosing a strap for your new watch.
For example, on chunkier watches, a metal strap works well while leather straps are a better choice for dress watches. Each watch strap adds a different look to your watch, so choose carefully.
Choosing the perfect watch doesn’t have to be too difficult, as long as you follow the tips in this guide, that is.