Your First serious Watch – Top 5 entry level luxury watches1:36 pm
Buying your first luxury timepiece is a giant leap, and a daunting task! For the average watch lover in India, investing in a quality watch is far more complicated as it seems. There are a raft of considerations and decisions to be taken before purchase. Whether you admire something from a distance or go from shop to shop to learn more and find the best deal, every conscious watch lover balances many things before committing to a luxury timepiece, before he or she decides to blow all their savings on that special timepiece for themselves or for someone special. But when they do buy their first luxury watch eventually, they truly realize that rewarding oneself is as important as anything else.
“Do you remember your seventh watch? No. You will never forget your first watch, because this is the one you had to wait so long for.”
While we show you our pick of the 5 top entry level luxury watches, we’re going to bust a few stereotypes and tell you a few factors that you should keep in mind when you commit to that dream timepiece of yours.
Classic is ALWAYS in
It’s your first watch, right? We’d advice you to keep it simple and timeless with a classic design, something that’ll go well with a suit or casual attire. You’re allowed to add new designs to your collection, we’re not discouraging you to indulge in a sport or a diver’s watch in the future! But if you go the classic way first, then you are unlikely to see your watch go out of fashion for years. Trust us.
Always trust your instinct
If you discuss buying a watch with 10 people, you’re bound to get 1000 more opinions! Don’t let that happen. It might be a financial investment for others but it’s an emotional one for you, so don’t let a relative or friend select the watch you’ll be looking at for the next 5-10 years. This is an opportunity to express yourself. Make it worth it!
Bling doesn’t justify the price tag
The skill that goes behind creating a fabulous timepiece is worth more than the metal or precious stones added to it. Go for a watch/brand with a proven record of excellence and try not to get swayed away with bling. If you’re a true watch lover, you’ll relate to this!
Lesser complicated the better
Sure multiple time zones and aeronautical tools sound good on a watch! Who wouldn’t like a complicated watch! But if this is your first luxury watch, ask yourself, do you really need all that? Legibility and comfort on the wrist should be right on top of that checklist!
Go ahead, reward yourself!
Make the watch your one and only, the one you fell in love with at first glance. The watch every relative or friend will glance at once, maybe twice and ask you where you got it from! Buy one of those and you’ll know rewarding yourself is an investment for happiness.
+Bonus consideration – Make sure it’s not a fake!
Would you rather wear a cheap imitation over a truly earned luxury watch as your first? That will cancel out everything we’ve told you so far. Going to a showroom of luxury watches isn’t enough either! Thoroughly check the background and history of the store, scan through all paperwork and certificates and only when you’re 110% sure go ahead with the purchase. Don’t let a crazy discount be enough to fool you and don’t let a fake or refurbished timepiece be your first watch!
Features Writer, The Watch Guide
Rahul is a watch and sports lover currently living in New Delhi. Having worked as a journalist and a copywriter previously, he is now thrilled to be a part of a team that loves, lives and breathes wristwatches. After joining Ethos and The Watch Guide team, his interest for the world of horology grew and is now completely and hopelessly hooked on watches.