A watch is certainly an investment piece and as such, it is worth giving time and consideration into making sure that you choose the right one.
It is true that not every watch will be suited to your particular lifestyle, so it is important to consider how and when you intend to use the watch, for instance, are you planning on wearing it every day or just for special occasions? Is style more important than functionality, or vice versa?
For a lot of people, the only thing needed from a new watch is aesthetic appeal and provided the watch can keep relatively good time, they are not overly concerned about accuracy or functionality. If this is the case for you, we recommend you opt for a fashion brand watch, such as those by FCUK and Miss Sixty rather than one of the gadget-orientated designs from classic watch brands such as Casio.
All About Business
If you are a businessperson, you are most likely quite particular about the type of watch that you wear, especially if you travel quite a bit. If you are shopping for a watch which can be worn to the office and to meetings, then it is probably best to opt for a relatively conservative style, not too brightly coloured and elegant in its design. This way, it will blend in with your work wardrobe. Because you will be wearing it on a daily basis, it will also need to be durable and comfortable. Brands such as Hugo Boss, Rotary and Ted Baker all sell well-built, comfortable watches. These are sold on many different specialist websites.
If you are a city dweller who likes to look stylish, you will probably need a watch which is high tech, unusual and aesthetically appealing. As life in a big city tends to be hectic, you might want special features in your watch, such as a calendar to keep you on track. Ice Watch designs are one option, but there are plenty of other similar watches on the market.
For those of you who are into extreme sports, or simply like to spend a lot of time outdoors, you will need to choose a watch which can keep up.
Virtually every watchmaker now sells drop and water resistant watch styles, as well as ones with exceptionally accurate stopwatches. There are also watches which come with tachymetres which will enable you to gauge speeds.
Annabel Warren wrote this article. A writer and lover of all things jewellery-related, she can often be found browsing jewellery websites like.