Unlike purses or jewelry, watches are rarely bought for one season. Often we want to invest much money in them in order to get a nice and high-quality accessory to serve for long. So, what can you do to pick the right watch model and let nobody cheat you?
Watch model preferences of celebrities
Hollywood and show-business stars are single-minded in their watch preferences because they always choose the most expensive watches. However, everybody likes different brands. Many female celebrities prefer Rolex watches. Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham, Elle Macpherson, Liz Hurley and Jessica Simpson have watches of this brand in their collection. Angelina Jolie, Donatella Versace, Geri Halliwell, Julia Roberts, Naomi Campbell, Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman and others wear Cartier watches. In their time princess Diana and Jacqueline Canady were wearing Cartier watches everywhere, but Jacqueline also had a ‘smart’ accessory – Piaget watch with emeralds. By the way, Sara Jessica Parker wears a Piaget watch while Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan prefer J-12 Chanel watches. Madonna gives preferences to Philip Stein brand, Ivanka Trump have Chopard watches with diamonds and Anna Wintour wears a golden-like metal Hermes watch.
Far not everyone can afford the same watch preferences as celebrities because prices for this status accessory in certain brands reach up to several thousands of dollars. The price also depends on the availability of germs on watches. As a rule, you can buy such a watch only in an official brand shop. If an expensive watch model is sold in the Internet or is offered in some multi-brand shop, it should alert you. Sooner of all, it’s a fake watch.
How to choose a watch model that fits your style
At first, you need to decide why you want to buy a new wrist watch: for a daily use or for wearing on special occasions. Surely, most people looks for watches for every day and try to pick a timepiece that fits their style (business, sport or romantic ones). It’s your style that decides on how your universal watch model should look: like a metal chronograph, a rubber waterproof watch or a neat wrist bracelet that resembles a piece of jewelry. Try to choose such a watch that does not look unnecessary on you. Many ladies prefer heavy men’s watches, but they are too rough for graceful female wrists.
Now let’s move from stylistic to technical nuances. There are two types of classical watch mechanisms – quartz and mechanical ones. There are supporters and antagonists of both types, however, quartz watches are thought to be more precise and mechanical ones are more prestigious.
Watch owners can pick one of few wristlet types – leather, metal, rubber and ceramic ones. Ceramic watches are costly, rubber watches last long but get scratched and dirty with time. Metal wristlets seem too heavy and bulky, and leather ones are considered the most short-lived and are worn down in one year in case a watch owner puts it on every day.
People with an active lifestyle are focused on watch reliability rather than its astronomic price, that’s why they are likely to pick right sport watch models. Sport watches are waterproof, i.e. they will not break after being in water. Their water protection level is defined in meters. Take into account that if there is no waterproof indicator in meters on your watch, you are not allowed to swim in it. Still, you can go under rain and shower in it. Watches with a 50-150 meter indicator can be used for swimming and water sports. A 500+ meter indicator means that you can dive in them.
And the last advice for everyone who is going to buy a wrist watch is: do not spend too much on it. A watch is an accessory that can be easily lost or broken. Especially, it concerns non-waterproof watches which stop working if you moisten them under rain or suddenly jump into the pool in it. Money you have spent for nothing will remind you about forgetfulness and carelessness, so you had better buy such a watch that you will not grudge losing.