People buy watches usually for one of two reasons (or both). The first is they simply need a convenient way to tell the time. While the second, is often because they want an accessory that will not look good and speak volumes but also act as a wise investment piece that can one day be inherited by their children.
If you fall into the latter category this post is for you. When it comes to buying a luxury watch that you someday want your child to inherit from you, there are a few things to bear in mind, to help protect your investment and ensure you end up with a watch that suits you.
The first thing to consider when looking to purchase a new luxury watch is what brand you want to invest in. When it comes to buying this kind of timepiece, there are really only a handful of top quality watchmaker brands to concern yourself with. These are brands that have been in the business a while and know how to produce the best.
One such company that caters for the young, old, rich and not-so rich, is the brand with the crown on it: Rolex. It’s pretty hard to look bad when wearing a Rolex. These watches have been adorning the wrists of celebrities, politicians, and even royalty for many, many years and will make a great addition to any outfit. The standout factor that makes the Swiss brand so timeless is that there is always a Rolex for the next generation being designed or remodelled. From the perpetual rotor through to the Oyster case, Rolex continue to lead innovation.
Another brand that’s quite popular at the moment, especially among the young and trendy is Hublot. While this luxury watchmaker has only been around 40 years, it’s made a huge impact in that time. Most well known for its art of fusion, the watchmaker has designed and released many fabulous pieces including the famous Hublot Big Bang watch.
There are other reputable luxury watchmakers around that also offer a good range of top quality pieces including Omega, Breitling, and Audemars Piguet. It just depends on the kind of style of watch you’re looking for, which leads us to the next section.
Once you’ve decided on the brand of watch you want to invest in, it’s time to put some thought into the style of the watch you’re looking for. While each brand has a variety of different watches in its collection, they all have their own overall style. So, once you’ve decided on the brand, this becomes much easier, or vice versa.
Have a think about when you’ll be wearing your watch most. Are you looking for a watch to use while playing sports? In which case you may want to opt for a design that has a rubber strap or is waterproof? Or maybe you’re looking for more of a showpiece watch that can be worn alongside your best suit and tie?
Finally, you need to consider what your budget is, and keep it real. Luxury watches aren’t cheap, and for many people are considered an investment. Before you even start looking, know what your budget is. This will help avoid any disappointment from the start.
We hope you found the above useful and are now one step closer to expanding that watch collection. Just remember, a luxury watch is an investment, and as such, should be treated as one at all times. Look after your investment, and it will look after yo