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6 Things to Keep in Mind Before Buying a Watch

Do your research

This might come as a shock to some of you, but, shopping doesn’t need to operate based on your impulse. I know, right? Kidding aside, you really want to do your research before you commit to buying a watch, especially if the luxury watches you’re eying are by brands like Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin. Crawl the internet for pages and reviews about the watch. Discover the story behind the watch and the brand. Don’t hesitate to ask the people in the store about the watch. Also, don’t be afraid to try it on; you don’t want to be sorely disappointed with its fit on your wrist once you buy it. Besides the diameter of the watch, you might also want to see its lug-to-lug size on your wrist.

You want to know if you really want a watch, or if you’re just caught up in the moment. You don’t want to end up reselling it a month later because it turns out you don’t really like the feel of it. Our tip for knowing whether it’s just infatuation? Let a month or so pass by. If you’re still obsessed with the watch by then, it’s probably worth buying.

Your lifestyle

There’s myriad watches out in the world. The best way to start your collection would be to determine which type of watch best suits your lifestyle. Consider your day-to-day activities. Are you the corporate type that wears suits to work everyday? A sleek dress watch would probably go well with your wardrobe. Or maybe you’re the type who goes swimming on the daily. If so, you’re sure to appreciate a durable dive watch. But if you’re a do-it-all kind of person who has an unpredictable lifestyle, you might opt for a watch that you can wear to Sunday brunches with the family and to a black tie event.

Buying as an investment and not wearing the watch

We don’t recommend buying a luxury watch you’re scared of wearing, or opting for a piece that stays unworn because you’re keeping it as an investment, and only as an investment. Watches are made to be worn; they literally stop working if you don’t wear them periodically. Wear the watch with pride and joy. Every time you look at it, remind yourself that it is a symbol of your hard work. You might even have bought it to mark a special occasion, like your wedding or the birth of your first child. So don’t be so single-minded and focused on the investment; wear it and flaunt it.

Buying based on trends or fashion fads

The reality is most, if not all, trends have a shelf life. Sure, they might roll around again—but the cycle usually lasts 30 years! So, if you’re not 100% sold on a trend, don’t buy into them just because they’re fashionable. Not into blue dials, for example? You don’t have to get them just because everyone seems to love them.

Buy pieces based on what you think looks good. We think it’s fair to say that other people’s thoughts on things like these are secondary to your personal preferences (unless, of course, it’s a gift, then by all means consider their tastes). You are the one who’s going to wear it. You’re also the one who’s going to spend on it.

This brings us to buying pieces you truly love, not just kind of like. You might think of buying three separate watches that are, to you, just okay, because they’re more affordable, or trendier.  Don’t do it! Make sure you’re in love with the watch you’re buying, or you could end up spending more for pieces that’ll end up just end up gathering dust in your safe.

Knowing what you can afford

At the end of the day—trust us when we say it, because it’s very hard for us to say—it’s just a watch. It’s a luxury, not a necessity. It’s not worth giving up an arm and a leg for. So don’t only look into what type of watch will suit your lifestyle, but also see what price range you can afford. Are billions of pesos really worth a watch if it means your family needs to sacrifice for the next few years? It’s a ludicrous hyperbole—or it might not be—but the point is: don’t overlook your daily needs for a luxury. Unless it’s a limited edition watch that has a long waiting list, it’ll still be there by the time you get your next bonus

Future servicing commitment

Imagine saving for a luxury watch for the longest time, right down to last centavo. You’re careful about this because you’re smart; you won’t let it eat into your savings. So you buy it. It’s all rainbows and unicorns, up until the time you have to get it serviced. Turns out maintaining it costs a fortune and takes a long time because it has to get shipped all the way to Switzerland! Sure, you don’t have to worry about how often you need to get it serviced as you only have to do it every five to 10 years, but it’s also useful to know the details.

Watches are never just their price tag; they’re also their maintenance costs. It’s always worth it to look into how much it costs to maintain a watch and to factor that into your decision.

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