The movement of a watch is what makes it go, so to speak. Many high-quality watches these days use a quartz movement since clockmakers in the nineteenth century discovered that a vibrating piece of quartz can keep time accurately. The quartz wristwatch movement kicked off in the 1970s, and it has been a popular choice ever since.
Watch movements can also be mechanical or automatic. Both of these movements use a coiled spring and a variety of gears to keep accurate time, though the automatic movement winds itself using the motion of the hands. Each movement has its pros and cons, and you should decide which one you prefer before selecting a watch.
Consider the Brand
For some people, having a certain watch brand name may be important. Watches have long been considered luxury items. Even if you aren’t a huge watch aficionado, you probably know the weight some of the top brand names carry.
If you are willing to spend a good amount of money on a watch, you may want to consider whether getting a watch of a certain brand name is important to you. If it is, shop around to make sure you get exactly what you want. You’ll be investing a lot of money in this purchase, and you want to make sure it’s perfect and something that will always make you happy.
Choose a Design
Of course, a major decision in buying a watch is the design. Watches come in every shape, size, and color imaginable, so it’s a matter of deciding what kind of look you want. Do you prefer bold or sleek, elegant or glamorous?
You do want to make sure that you get a watch that will fit in well with your everyday wardrobe. If your closet is filled with bright colors, bold patterns, and daring accessories, getting a watch that makes more of a statement may work for you. If, however, your style tends to run a little more reserved, you should pick a watch that will be subtle and elegant.