Finding The Ideal Watch
Finding the ideal watch can be difficult, especially when there are so many to choose from. What you want will largely be down to two things: style and features.
Finding the ideal watch can be difficult, especially when there are so many to choose from. What you want will largely be down to two things: style and features. Most people want a happy medium between the two, with certain things being absolute necessities, whilst others are just a bonus if the watch happens to feature them. High up on the list of feature priorities are likely to be: water resistance, a date function, an alarm, shock absorbtion, stopwatch and some form of illumination.
However such things will largely depend on whether you want a digital or analogue watch. Depending on cost, a digital watch is more likely to offer a slew of features without sending the overall price sky high, whereas the same features on an analogue will cost significantly more. Some thing will only be available on a digital timepiece, so if you want something like an ambient temperature sensor, altitude meter or GPS compass, then you will certainly have to opt for digital. However, if you want to enter the high end of the analogue market and buy a good quality chronograph, there is no reason why you can’t have an alarm, stopwatch, countdown timer and many other features. Just don’t expect a calculator or diary entry facility.
Your lifestyle will play a large part in dictating what sort of watch you want. For those people keen on playing sports and adventure activities, chances are you’ll want something that has good shock absorbtion and water resistance. Most watches are water resistant to some degree, but for anything more than 50 or 100 meters, you’ll need to invest in a specialist diving watch. These are designed to withstand the high pressures under the sea and may include a helium valve so that you can safeguard it from collapsing in on itself at low depths. Watch crystals on the front of more expensive watches are also more likely to be scratch resistant, so if you find that you undertake a lot of manual work and don’t want your timepiece to end up looking like the underside of a skateboard, it’s worth investing in something like this.
There is a wide array of retailers offering watches online at great prices, so whether you choose to buy from a High Street store or try to find a better deal online, take the time to look about and compare prices. Online shopping offers a great way of quickly comparing the cost of similar models and you may find that last year’s design is a lot cheaper even though the fundamental features and layout of the watch is the same.