If there is one thing that exudes professionality, it’s a luxury watch. However, buying a luxury watch isn’t always easy. Between the price point and picking out a watch that is built to last, it's easy to make a mistake when picking up a luxury-grade timepiece.
While there are many possible pitfalls when choosing a luxury watch, there are steps you can take to avoid these pitfalls and buy something that is truly remarkable.
Find the Watch’s Release Date
Watch designers will typically release multiple iterations of a similar kind of watch. One of the first things you should do before buying a luxury watch is to determine when the watch was released.
For one, if cost is an issue, an older model of a luxury watch brand will almost always have a lower price point. However, if a seller attempts to sell you a past model watch at a new model price-point, you may want to opt for a different watch provider.
Luxury-grade watches are meant to last, and an old model can be just as good as a brand-new model. Buying an older model watch can serve as a great entry-point for those hoping to pick up a luxury watch on a budget.
Pay Attention to the Movement
Watches typically come in two movements, mechanical and quartz. The movement of a watch determines how it keeps time and can make all the difference when buying a luxury grade watch.
The internals of mechanical movement watches are incredibly intricate, as they keep time thanks to finely crafted pieces that all turn the arms of a watch in perfect motion. While beautifully designed, a mechanical movement watch is harder to fix as fewer people have the expertise to repair a mechanical watch.
On the other hand, quartz watches are powered by batteries, and as a result are far easier to fix. By asking a jeweler the movement of a luxury watch, you can either invest in a well-crafted mechanical watch or make things easier on yourself by selecting a simple quartz movement watch.
Research Your Brands
There are many luxury watch brands out there to choose from. Before buying a luxury watch, you’ll want to do your research and find the brand and style that best fits you.
Luxury watches are an investment, and that can often mean spending a fair amount of money. Researching the brand before buying can be your best bet at avoiding buyer’s remorse.
Researching a brand can also mean a lot for you in the long-run. For instance, if you discover that one luxury watch brand requires a lot of upkeep, you may want to steer clear of that brand out of fear of the repair fees.
There is no right or wrong brand to choose from when buying a luxury watch, as it all depends on personal taste. For instance, if you want something with a leather band, you may want to pick something like Tissot’s Heritage collection over a brand known for their metal bands.
Before buying a luxury watch, you might also want to determine when and where you’ll be wearing the watch. For example, if you’re looking for something that would fit in a formal or professional setting you may want to choose something from Tissot’s T-Classic collection over their Heritage collection.
No matter what kind of watch you’re looking for, having a certified and professional jeweler by your side can help you avoid the potential pitfalls of buying a luxury watch.
Buying a Luxury Watch at BENARI JEWELERS
At BENARI JEWELERS we are no stranger to the elegance and importance of having a luxury watch. In our Newton Square and Exton, Pennsylvania showrooms we have a wide selection of luxury-grade timepieces to choose from.
In addition to watches, we also have a vast collection of designer wedding bands, engagement rings, and fashion jewelry. For over fifty years, we have provided the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley area with fine jewelry as well as professional jewelry services like jewelry cleaning, resizing, polishing, and repair.
For more information about the products and services we offer at BENARI JEWELERS, please visit the BENARI JEWELERS website at Benarijewelers.com or give us a call at (866)-363-0808.