A Watch is the single most important accessory that is worn by any person. The watch stands for a whole lot of things. It represents the person’s, character, personality, taste, interest area, and last but not the least, gives a fair idea of his/her financial status.
The contemporary watch
The design of contemporary watches can range from the ultra-modern to the classic and from fun to chic, and everything in between. It comes as no surprise that there is a watch for every occasion. Moreover, more and more companies are coming out with watches that suit the different moods of a person.
There are special watches that can be used while embarking on a particular activity, like deep sea diving, mountain climbing etc. On the whole there is an innumerable choice out there which specifically caters to the different and continuously changing tastes of the people.
Difficulty in choosing
Choosing a watch for your needs is a difficult process, so imagine what choosing a watch for somebody else might mean. It’s a pleasant headache if not anything else, as what you select might not be the choice of the person whom you select if for.
Your choice is after all your own choice, and will have no bearing on the personal taste of another. So what is the right watch for you? How do you select a good watch? Here are a few tips that might just help you decide. Read on.
You must thoroughly analyze what you need the watch for. Answer questions like: Do I need the watch for regular use? Do I want it for a special activity? Do I want one for special occasions? Where and when am I going to use it? Etc.
This is the first factor that would dictate your choice of the watch.
The purpose of the watch is of paramount importance. You might be surprised with this tip, but the fact of the matter is that people, these days, don’t just buy a watch to keep track of the time.
They use it like an accessory and a thing of beauty. For them, time is just one aspect, but more importance is given to the fact, whether the watch will complement their attire or appearance.
So what are the definitive features that you are looking for in the watch? Is it a great design? Do you want a luminous dial or a simple one? Do you want a watch, where a date is shown as well as time? Do you want it to show, specialized features like altitude height, depth etc.
All watches have certain key features, which are common across all watches. However, if you want some exclusive features, then your can pick those that have a certain amount of style, and have a classic, romantic, or a futuristic range of features.
The watch face
Its the face of the watch, which is the deciding factor, when you buy a watch. The face of the watch must be such that, its size is commensurate with the wrist size of the person who is going to wear it.
For e.g. if your hand has a big wrist, and you select a watch with a small face, it will look ungainly and supremely inelegant.
The safest bet for males is a big watch face, while for females it is a small watch face.
Many a times, people don’t put too much of an importance on the strap of the watch. However, it might be a good i