Have you been browsing the watches on sale section at your local department store, or perusing the options online? Do you really want to buy a watch, but aren’t sure which one is right for you? If so, don’t feel bad – this is a common problem and one that many people face.
While there’s no black and white answer to this situation (after all, everyone’s different) there are some steps you can take and things you can consider to narrow down the options and find a watch that is right for you. Keep reading for these steps.
Ask Plenty of Questions
If you are new to the world of watches, then your first step should be to visit various online communities and ask any questions you may have. Keep in mind though, this isn’t where you want to ask, “what watch do I need to buy,” but instead, ask about specific watches.
When you ask questions, you can learn more about watches and find out vital information to help your search. Also, take recommendations with a grain of salt – most people in watch forums are going to already have a “favorite” they may try to sell you own.
Make a List of Features You Want
Once you know a bit more about watches, you can begin creating a list of the qualities you would like to have. Make sure these are a priority when you go shopping.
Take some time to really think about what features you really want. For example, are you going to go in the water with your watch? Do you want to be able to see the time in the dark? Do you need bigger numbers to make the watch more legible? The list to consider is long, but it’s worth your time to really think about what you want.
Don’t Purchase a Watch on Impulse
It can be tempting to see a watch that you think you love and snatch it up right away. Unfortunately, this may leave you with a case of buyer’s remorse down the road.
If you want to ensure that you really love the watch you purchase, you have to take your time and be methodical. Never allow yourself to make an impulse purchase.
Save Images of Watches You Like
If you see an image of a watch that you like the look of while browsing online, save it. Try to find the same watch in several images. Also, don’t just focus on the professionally taken shots – instead, find live pictures of the watch being worn.
Once you have several different images of watches you like, make a list – rank from your favorite to the least favorite. Then come back to them for a few days. Chances are you will be able to eliminate one or two from the list with a little bit of time and be that much closer to finding the right watch for you.
Be Thorough with Your Search
There is no worse feeling than to think you have found and purchased your ideal watch, just to discover another one that you like better a few weeks later. However, there are some people who do this for a living and they are referred to as “flippers.”
When you find a watch that you really like, take some time to go to the various watch communities from above and tell everyone about it. See what self-proclaimed watch experts have to say. They may be able to give you some advice about the particular watch in question.
Try Out the Watch Before You Buy It
You should try out as may different watches as you can before you make a buying decision. While you may love the way something looks in the store or online, you may change your mind quickly once you see it up close and personal.
If you do decide to buy without trying, be sure to use a watch sizing guide, and that you can return it if you don’t like it.
Think About How a Watch Makes You Feel
While this may sound a bit odd, when you are trying on different watches, be sure to think about how you feel with them on. Try to find the one that really “speaks” to you. If you find that watch, then it may be the one you should buy. If you aren’t sure, then it is best for you to keep looking, as you will probably not be happy with the purchase in the long run.
If you are trying to purchase a watch, taking the time to find the right one will pay off in the long run. Be sure to keep the advice and information here in mind. It will help guide you to the right watch for you and ensure you are happy with the purchase you ultimately make.