How to Pick The Perfect Watch
I’d like to teach you how to pick the perfect watch. One of my goals for this year was to learn more about timepieces and continue to build a quality watch collection. I’ve always admired the fact that the right watch can be the perfect finishing touch for any outfit!
Sadly, like most guys in the current day and age, we don’t wear a watch as often as we should. We’ve gotten so used to checking the time on our phones.
However, I still believe that a watch is the most important accessory that a man can own. Therefore, I’ve put together a simple guide on how to choose the right watch for you!
Your First Watch
I think your first watch should be something classic and minimal. Ideally, you want your first watch to be versatile enough for any outfit or situation. This way you can get the most out of your investment, especially if you’re not ready to buy a bunch of different watches. Keep your regular attire in mind, your first watch should compliment your everyday outfit. If you’re not sure where to start looking, I recommend having a look at Obaku watches.
Tip: Leather straps may go with any outfit. Buy 2 or 3 different color straps this way you will surely get the most off of your first watch.
The Right Size
This is key on how to pick the perfect watch. When it comes to choosing the right size watch, the proportion on your wrist is key! If you’re a bigger guy with large wrists, you’ll need a bigger watch face. A small watch face will look feminine and might even seem too formal if you’re wearing it casually. As rule, if you divide your wrist by four, the face of your watch should be around three fourths or 75% of your wrist.
Conversely, if you’re a slim guy with smaller wrists you should consider a small/thin watch face.
Tip: Large watches or those with a complex design don’t pair well with suits! Ever seen Harvey Specter with an oversized watch? I think not.
The Right Movement
There are several different types of watch movements but each of them basically fall into one of two categories, either quartz or mechanical.
An easy way to differentiate quartz from a mechanical movement is by looking at the second hand. On a quartz watch, the second hand has the tick-tick motion that moves once per second while mechanical watches have a smooth, sweeping seconds motion. Most luxury watches such as Rolex have a mechanical (or automatic) movement, that’s why it’s usually the preferred movement by watch enthusiasts!
How Much To Spend
As you know, watches can get very expensive especially when you start getting into luxury watches. Therefore, when buying your first watch you want to get a lot of value for your money. Buy a reputable brand but not a luxury brand. Remember that if this is your first watch it is prone to get scratched and may obtain a few nicks due to your unawareness of wearing a watch. Lastly, in my opinion, anything over R15,000.00 should be treated as an investment towards improving your personal style or a possible heirloom.
It’s not really about how much it costs it’s about how it makes you feel.
I hope I’ve given some tips on how to pick the perfect watch.