A Watch is an essential time-piece that one, cannot be complete without. If you have also recently started wearing watches, or perhaps are seeking to add to your collection, this blog is most definitely a “must-read” for you. We ourselves, are also Watches lovers ourselves, and once had similar questions about how to choose a time-piece, batteries, mechanisms, and brands. This subsequently prompted us to focus our Blog this week on covering the basics of everything you have always longed to know about choosing and wearing this classic accessory.
A watch is an item that can be worn every day, practically making it an extension of a person’s self and identity, sometimes even acting as a personal statement to convey your position in the world. There are plenty of options when it comes to selecting your next piece nowadays and a plethora of different functions each has. From choosing the right type of display, the mechanisms that drive it to move and its battery and functionality to smart-watches that allow you to connect to your mobile and Bluetooth devices, watches have come a long way, to connoisseurs delight. As such, your decision in choosing the best timepiece can be a bewildering experience but our experts here at HC Jewellers are on hand to support you with finding the perfect watch.
So let’s have a look at 5 key details below to consider when visiting HC Jewellers, in Royston for your next time-piece purchase.
- Don’t be afraid to ask and try
If you have never bought a watch before and suddenly walk into a large store, with hundreds of pieces, “telling you the time“, it is probably a good idea to ask. Ask before but also during your purchase. A good jeweller will be happy to answer any questions you have and will be able to offer valuable information on the mechanism and type of watch you can get. Asking will equip you with more knowledge and guide you towards the type of watch you are looking for and can afford. However much you dig on the internet, nothing can compare to actually seeing the watches and trying them on to see how they feel when you have them on your wrist.
- Learn how watches work
Comprehending how watches work, can be tricky but very useful to make sure you are making a knowledgeable buy next time you visit our Jewellers. So, what is it that actually makes a watch ..well, “tick“? That all depends on an incredibly important piece of kit called the ‘movement’.
A watch’s Movement is crucial in how it works and keeps time and you will often hear a jeweller or watchmaker talk about it. He is effectively talking about 2 things. The sweep of a watch’s hands around its face, as well as the way its inner mechanisms produce that effect. Watch movements come in three types: mechanical, automatic, and quartz.
- Understand pricing and be clear about your budget
Pricing comes down to materials, length of manufacture and brand heritage. Automatic movements in watches, naturally cost more as they are made in-house and tested rigorously, which hence allows them to be better designed, made of more valuable materials and come from a historic background of expert watchmaking that you can buy into with confidence.
Be sure to be aware of your budget constraints (if any) when it comes to your next purchase as watches can vary in price from £50 to £50,000 depending on the manufacturer, quality, craftsmanship and skill put into the item.
- Consider the occasion
Are you going to wear the watch every day for work or for special occasions? Is it going to be used whilst playing sports, or is it more a feature to your look on a night out for a meal. Watches come in all different styles, sizes and prices so it is key to be clear as to why you want this watch and when it will be worn. If you’re looking for a watch to gift to someone special, make sure you have a good idea what his or her style and tastes are.
- Choose a watch to match your style
This may sound similar to the above but it is not exactly true. Although you can buy a watch that will suit all occasions, you want it to match your style. Whether the watch is worn on a specific occasion or not, it is imperative it matches your style and personality as a person. Also, fitting your wrist and seamlessly matching your sense of fashion is part of your style and has to always be taken into account during the purchase of your next item from HC Jewellers.
- Watch Servicing and Care
Servicing of your watch as well as maintaining it in a pristine condition is also crucial to your purchase so do make sure to ask your jeweller. All of our watches are sent to our independent watchmaker for a full checkup, service and if needed makeover to ensure they are in perfect condition before the sale. Contact us for more information.
Here at HC Jewellers, we are proud to be able to buy, sell, source & trade all brands of luxury watches, including such names as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega & TAG Heuer. We also offer a variety of other services, including Watch servicing and repairs as well as purchasing, so feel free to click here to learn all about our expertise.
If you are also interested in adding a time-piece watch to your collection or perhaps finding the perfect gift for your friend, partner, brother or father, then you must check our brand new Watches category, on our website. We have recently added, some stunning Rotary watches, all available for online ordering and delivery or collection in store.
Have a look at our other blogs on our website that have more in-depth information about everything jewellery including ‘A Guide to Jewellery and Metals’ and keep an eye out for our upcoming blogs on: ‘Caring for your jewellery’ – ‘Wedding bandwidths and profiles’ and ‘The ultimate diamond” for more tips, guides and useful information.
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