A watch is an amazing investment. A high quality watch will last your partner his lifetime and he will be able to wear it every day. If you have an important birthday or anniversary approaching and a decent budget to allocate to this special event, a watch is a classic gift choice that never goes out of fashion. Allocate a budget before you go shopping and stick to it. Remember that you don’t need to buy the most expensive watch on the market in order to present your man with something he will cherish for years to come.
Think About Style
It’s important to consider the style of your partner before you choose a watch for him. If he’s an outgoing or ostentatious kind of guy, a large designer watch might be an appropriate choice, while a quieter and more understated type of personality may appreciate a classic style of timepiece without flashy features or jewels inside. Although dress watches are very beautiful, it’s better value for money to invest in a watch that can be worn every day. If your partner is particularly interested in sports or has a very active lifestyle, you may wish to consider getting him a sports watch. These are usually large with clear markings and have special features like timers and water resistance.
Familiarize Yourself with Brands
Before you start shopping, do some research into different manufactures and what their reputations are. Don’t rely on store staff to inform you, because they may not know. It’s a good idea to ask friends and relatives who already own particular brands about their experiences with the watches in question. There’s plenty of relevant information and forums where you can ask questions available online. Famous brands like Rolex have done much over the years to earn their reputations.
Watch Life Expectancy
A metal strap on a watch will last much longer than it’s leather counterpart, although leather can be replaced fairly cheaply. A good rule of thumb is to choose ‘Swiss made’ when it comes to watches. The Swiss have a long tradition of manufacturing excellent watches and you can rely on them for quality. Mechanical watches should be serviced and cleaned every three years, or according to the instructions of manufacturers. Manual and automatic watches both fall into this category. Quartz or battery operated watches should be serviced when the battery is replaced, between every two and five years. Watches with a lithium iodine battery will have a lifetime of ten years.