When buying a watch, oftentimes, personal preferences become the deciding factor. But if you want an “excellent” cheap watch that other people will admire, then be guided as follows:
Pick The Right Brand
Did you know that some fashion brands make wrist watches too? You can buy a watch made by a popular designer or fashion brand if you like. But the problem here is that you’re sacrificing function over form. Fashion timepieces are not made by real watchmakers and that lessens their appeal.
So pick a brand that has a long and admirable history of making watches. At the very least, you’ll get a watch that’s made by people who value quality.
Pick A Watch That Suits Your Style
Some watches are dressy, while others are more rugged or sporty. That’s why many of us men have a watch collection—we have a specific watch for every occasion. But if you are a rugged person, then pick a rugged watch. If you are a formal type of guy, then obviously a more elegant dress watch will work for you.
Choose The Right Size For Your Wrist
The shape of the watch face may depend on your personal preferences (circular vs. rectangular), but the size isn’t. It should be appropriate for you—not too small that you need to squint at it, and not too large that it’s simply overbearing and boorish. You’ll need to also consider your own comfort, and you have to take into account the sleeves of your shirts.
Buy A Watch With Either Mineral Or Sapphire Crystal
Don’t get a watch with acrylic crystal. It looks and feels cheap and worst of all, it scratches easily. Buy a watch with either Sapphire or Mineral crystal – they provide better protection against scratches.
Consider Buying An Automatic Watch
This is perhaps a snobby rule. After all, quartz movement is much more accurate than mechanical movements, and they’re also a lot more affordable. But there’s a certain beauty in the movement of an automatic watch that quartz movements simply can’t replicate. The idea that the movement is all mechanical appeals to many of us, and that’s the bottom line.
If you really think that the only function of a watch is to tell time, then you probably don’t even need a wristwatch. You can simply just use your Smartphone if you want to know the time.
Hopefully, this guide will help you pick the right watch – and at the right price! Nowadays, a lot of high quality watches are available at affordable prices.
There’s absolutely no reason why you should get a cheap watch that looks cheap when you can buy a great looking watch at an affordable price!