If watches were as easy to buy, every man would be proud of sporting his watch. The way a watch looks is important, but before you purchase a watch purely on the basis of how it looks in the display, spend some time deliberating over these factors:
You should not spend more than you can afford on a watch. Whether you want a chronograph watch to track your progress during your run or a simple one that complements your everyday suits, find out what you’re going to use it for the most. What you should be looking for is value for your money.
Fit & Size
The proportion on your wrist is key. The size of the strap and the way it feels on your wrist will eventually determine how much use you get out of the watch. In recent times, big dials have taken centre stage as compared to small ones. If you have a big wrist/hand, you’ll want to look at bigger, stronger watch faces. The dial must always be in proportion to the size of your wrist.
There are three basic ways that watches tell time:
Digital watches are powered by an ultra-small watch battery, then Quartz watches are analog timepieces that run on a tiny, vibrating, electrified quartz crystal. They keep extremely accurate time (within a minute each year) & finally, Mechanical watches are powered by a complex array of gears and springs. These watches can command a hefty price as a result of their superior craftsmanship
Band & Ornamentation
Watches have two broad types of bands – leather bands & metals bands. Your choice of band depends on your preference and of course, on whether your watch is meant for daily wear or whether it will be a dress watch. If you regularly wear jewellery, make sure that you pick a subdued, subtle watch, ideally in the same metal.