Chapter I - Watch 101
Section IV - Selecting a Watch
How to Select a Watch
Up to this point, we still have a question not answered, i.e., how to select a watch? The easiest way is to get what you like. But since we have talked about so many topics about watches, I believe you already have considerable knowledge for making a good decision. If you are still confused, you can try making a choice by answering the following questions:
- What is your budget?
If you do have a budget, you can already filter out most of the choices. Let's say your budget is US$500-US$1000, then you can greatly narrow down your choices that fall into this price range.
- What is your brand preference?
If you have a brand preference, then you would not have much left to choose from.
- What is the purpose of purchasing the watch?
For work? For everyday wear? For diving? For exercise? For special event? For investment or hedging? For whatever purpose or need, there are different watches corresponding to a specific purpose.
- What style do you like?
Pilot watches? Windsurfing watches? Military watches? Specially designed watches? Or, fashion watches? If you only like one or a few styles of watches, this will be a right direction for narrowing down your choices.
- What special features do you need?
Timing? GMT? Minute Repeater? Alarm? Perpetual Calendar? Moon Phase? Smartwatch? Different watches have different features, so you could further narrow down your choices.
By answering just two or three of the above and you should have very little choices left to choose from. If you still cannot pick a favorite one after answering all of the above, then you can check out some watch forums and take a look at other people's opinions. You can also raise your question and watch enthusiasts from the forum will be able to give you some advices worth considering. WatchUSeek.com is one of the prestigious watches websites and forums that you may want to check out. We, hereby, wish you all can select a watch you like and can gradually become a watch enthusiast or collector.