How to purchase a watch for a gift
To purchase a watch for a gift is an exceptional idea because watches have both the class and functional value to satisfy most tastes. Most people need to have more than one watch, in fact, two at the very least. Yet to find a suitable watch is no easy task. It can take you a whole month to decide before buying one that really suits your pocket and taste. What you should aim for is something dressy but sporty, sizeable without being garish, and, not to forget, sturdy enough to last a few years. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a watch as a gift.
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- The first and foremost thing is to ascertain whom you want to buy the watch for. If you are buying for a woman the priorities are different as compared to when you are buying the watch for a man. For women style, delicacy and looks take precedence over precision, practicality and features while for men the order is reversed.
- Another thing to keep in mind is a quartz watch vs an automatic watch. Automatic watches are usually more expensive than quartz watches and also more in demand by collectors. That they do not need batteries is an added advantage. The downside is that they are not as accurate as quartz watches and even an expensive automatic watch will need to be serviced every few years.
- Next priority should be the type of band that you want to choose. There are all kinds and types out there - yellow gold, white gold, platinum, silver, steel, and of course, leather. Make the selection according to your budget and the preference of the person for whom the gift is meant.
- Do not be led by an expensive brand name. Some of the best watches on the less expensive side of the price spectrum are made by Citizen, Swiss Army, Mondaine and Seiko.
Before wrapping it, set the watch so that it shows correct time.
Include a spare battery if you are buying a quartz watch.
Do not overshoot your price range.