Things to Consider When Buying a Watch

in New Releases | Monday, December 15. 2014

Things to Consider When Buying a Watch

Purchasing a Time Piece

Buying a new watch can be a thrilling process, especially if you love accessorizing. With so many different choices in styles, choosing the right watch may prove to be difficult. On the other hand, you may have already seen the watch you think is best for you. Whether you have a hard time picking, or are tempted to buy the best looking watch in the first store you encounter, considering these factors may prove to be useful.

Have a Budget

Watches can range from $10 to $1,000,000. Knowing how much you are willing to spend can help you decide on a watch. It is also important to remember that although expensive watches are beautiful, not every beautiful watch is expensive.

The Movement

The movement of a watch refers to the design of the watch’s inner working, or how time is kept with the device. Common movements include digital, automatic, quartz, kinetic, or hand wound. Hand wound is the least common as it requires constant maintenance. Digital are electronic and often don’t have moving parts. Quartz is second to digital in accuracy. Though automatic and kinetic tend to be inaccurate, a higher quality moment will allow for a more accurate watch.

Type of Display

There are two types of displays. The first and most common are called analog watches. This means that it has moving hands to show you the time. The second type is digital watches. These types of watches show the time using numbers displayed on a screen rather than hands. This type is powered by an electronic chip inside the timepiece. 

The Crystals

The material covering the face of the watch is called the crystal. They are made from a variety of materials depending on the brand and style of watch. For example, many digital watches have plastic based crystals and many analog ones have mineral glass-based crystals. All materials used have varying degrees of hardness and some are more scratch resistant than others.


When buying a watch, you will notice they come in many different materials. Pieces are commonly made form stainless steel, gold, titanium or silver. Though a watch may be advertised as valuable due to its material, the real value of a watch lies within the quality of movement. Therefore, do not let the material of the watch be the leading factor in your decision to buy it.


Do not rely much on the band of a watch when thinking of buying it, as this is the most easily changed feature. Also, the band has little to do with the value of the watch, just like the material it is made from. If you plan to use the watch in all sort of scenarios, including wet conditions, a metal or synthetic material is a better choice because leather or micro fiber bands do not respond well to water.
These few factors are important when choosing the best watch for you, or even as a gift to others. If you are looking for purchase quality watches, then you should check the variety of watches offer by Finest Watches.

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