TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR FIRST LUXURY WATCH
Whether you’re celebrating a major achievement or simply ready to invest in a luxury watch, choosing your first fine timepiece is a celebratory occasion. If you’ve never purchased or been gifted a luxury watch, you might be wondering where to begin. From brands and budget to function and form, there is a lot to navigate in the world of luxury timepieces. That’s where we come in! Read on to learn our top tips for purchasing your first high-end watch.
What is a Luxury Watch?
First, what defines a luxury watch? While there is no official definition, luxury timepieces are often manufactured with extraordinary manual craftmanship using precious materials (gold, silver, platinum and jewels). A watch’s movement is another element to consider. Mechanical movements that are self-winding or manual winding, versus mass-produced quartz, require more precise labor.
Quality, craftsmanship, and movement are just a few factors that determine the premium pricing and luxury status of a watch. Check these replica watches.
How Much Should I Spend on a Luxury Watch?
Now, let’s get on to the shopping! One of the toughest questions when embarking on your luxury timepiece journey is: how much should I spend?
With so many great options available, your answer can vary significantly. Based on personal taste and budget, what an individual considers luxury can range from under $1,000 to upwards of seven figures. If you are interested in popular brands like Rolex, Omega, or Cartier, you can find “entry-level” options in the $5,000-$10,000 range. For investment pieces that maintain or increase in value over time, you may consider even higher price ranges.
Tips for Buying Your First Luxury Watch
Once you’ve established your budget, determine what other elements are important to you. Are you looking for something functional that displays international time or has water resistance? Perhaps you are looking purely at style or brand. You may also be considering a pre-owned piece!
To help narrow down your choices, here are some tips from our experts:
- Find out what your ideal watch diameter is before shopping
- Find a highly rated local AD (authorized dealer)
- If you have your heart set on a luxury watch model that is unavailable, or out of budget, you may consider a pre-owned model. Provident Jewelry has a large and ever-changing inventory of authentic pre-owned watches.
Ready to purchase your first luxury watch?
Ready to purchase your first luxury watch? Make sure to always buy from a reputable seller who guarantees authenticity and offers warranties. Bargains on the gray market may be appealing, but watches can be inauthentic, damaged, or serviced poorly. Whether you’re looking for a new or pre-owned timepiece, a trustworthy jeweler or watch dealer is the best way to ensure the best experience.