It’s no secret that men enjoy owning nice things. Like many women, a lot of men are serious about how they dress on a daily basis. Everything from ties and shoes to undergarments and wardrobe accessories are important to a majority of men, including wearing the perfect wristwatch. However, casual watch wearers and watch collectors alike have fallen into traps because they aren’t going into a purchase fully informed of things like style, price, trends and upkeep.
Whether you want to buy a new watch for yourself or as a gift for someone else, shopping while informed will lead you to the right one. Ready to find out what not to do? Here are some common mistakes people make when buying men’s watches in Sterling Heights, MI.
Mistake #1: Buying a watch because it’s the current trend
There are a number of different types and styles of watches on the market at any given time. Especially today, you have to be aware of the hi-tech trends sweeping the watch industry. These highly sought-after watches feature computer-like elements, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best kind of watch for you. Keep in mind that hi-tech trends like these come and go, but classic watch options will always be popular.
Mistake #2: Getting a watch a friend or family member likes
You might have the same watch style as someone close to you, but if you don’t, you are under no obligation to take their suggestions. You need to decide what to buy for yourself—choose a watch that flows with your clothes, shoes, hairstyle, personality, overall fashion sense, etc. That said, you should certainly consider the opinions of others, but ultimately the final decision is yours. After all, you’re going to be the one wearing the watch!
Mistake #3: Choosing a watch that’s visually “too much”
You want to avoid buying a watch that is too loud or distracting. It’s not only first time watch buyers that make this mistake—those who own multiple watches do it, too. When shopping for a watch, factor in your day-to-day routines, work and home environments and extracurricular activities. Your office or school may have a dress code. Find this out before buying an expensive watch. A situation like a job interview is another thing to keep in mind. Wearing a loud watch might turn the interviewer off, and how you dress—including the watch you wear on your wrist—can tell a potential boss a lot about you as a person.
Mistake #4: Selecting the wrong size watch
Look through a selection of great-looking watches and focus on their features and details. When choosing a watch, be sure to select one that is elegant, but more importantly one that is the right size for your wrist. Try on a few watches. Mess around with them. Ask the salesperson if the watch will still look right on you if links are added or removed.
Come to Howard’s Fine Jewelry for a selection of quality men’s watches in Sterling Heights, MI, or just call us anytime with your watch questions!