Your Simple Guide to Buying a Men’s Watch

Your Simple Guide to Buying a Men’s Watch

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Because of the many different watches that you can find on the market, a person might find it hard to choose a men’s watch for themselves. Fortunately for you, you happen to stumble upon an article that will help guide you to the right path.

Today, I am going to be giving you a simple guide to buying a men’s watch so that you do not have to search for this kind of information anywhere on the internet. Without further ado, let’s get on with the article, shall we?

Why Do You Want One?

When you are going to buy a watch, you need to ask this all-important question: Why do you want one?

You see, there is a watch for certain scenarios and although there are some that you can wear no matter what event you’re going to, there are some that are only quite good in certain use-cases.

For instance, if you are a businessman, you would want to go for more elegant watches as opposed to those that are fit for rugged lifestyles.

Should You Go Old School or Digital?

An analog watch is basically the ‘old-school’ design where you see different watch hands that tell you the hour, minutes, and seconds. This is great for people who frequently go to more formal events as analog watch types are the preferred option for such occasions.

Conversely, a digital watch is great if you are doing something that will require data. There is a reason why smartwatches have digital displays in that it helps give you some important information such as how many steps you took during the day, your sleeping patterns, your blood pressure, and a host of other important metrics.

Which Strap Should You Go for?

There are two things that you need to keep in mind when choosing the watch’s strap: comfort and occasion. Ideally, you want to choose a watch strap that is going to be comfortable for you. You may have to try out different straps before you can decide which one you should pick.

Another thing to think about is the occasion. What types of events are you going to use the watch for? For formal events, you can either choose a leather strap or a metallic wrist band. Both of them are perfect for such an occasion, though you can choose one that suits your style the most.

Rubber or resin straps are ideal for people who use digital watches or those that live a more outdoor or rugged lifestyle. That is because the material itself is resistant to sweat and other earthly elements.

Watch Movement

I am going to rule out mechanical watches out of this equation because one, they are quite expensive and two, they are cumbersome to use, realistically speaking.

That being said, automatic watches are great for people that do not want to think about changing batteries every so often. That is because it uses a self-winding rotor that will help keep the watch powered, so long as you are wearing the watch consistently. Such watches are characterized by their smooth sweeping movements.

A Quartz watch, on the other hand, is characterized by that familiar “tick-tock” sound where you can see its second hand do staggered movements as opposed to a smooth sweeping motion. It uses a battery to keep it powered up and may last up to three years depending on the battery that was used, as well as the watch’s complications (if there are any).