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Checklist for buying your first watch

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Planning on investing in your very first quality watch? Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to look for in a watch to make the right decisions and purchase something that will fulfil all your needs. Here at House of Watches we have over 130 years experience in fine jewellery and watches, making us the perfect place to find your ideal watch for yourself or to gift.

With plenty of watches to choose from online and in store with us, you’re sure to find the perfect watch for you or a loved one. Whether you’re after a fashion watch, luxury timepiece or something that’s help with your sport, we will have the watch for you. Thousands of watches in stock across the House of Watches online store, there is more than enough watches to choose from.

There is a varying range of brands for sale at House of Watches, including Casio, Tissot, Swatch and many more. This is a guide with a simple checklist that should help you when purchasing your first watch, it’s important to take into consideration all the points before investing in the perfect watch for you.

  1. Analogue or digital

An analogue will normally have marks for every hour, in some cases this can also be represented with Roman numerals. A digital watch is similar to an analogue watch; however the face will normally have the numbers represented by digits rather than hands, markers or Roman numerals.

  1. Type of strap

Nowadays men’s watches come in all shapes, sizes, colours and specs and to add onto this there is becoming an increasingly ever bigger choice of bracelets and straps to have with your timepiece. The bracelet strap can be made of multiple different metals, which obviously stainless steel being the main choice. Genuine leather tends to be a favourite for more comfort and style. Rubber is also very popular, especially for sports watches. Rubber is durable, comfortable and close fitting, allowing for the precision of the tech that comes with a smart sports watch. Fabric watches give a more casual comfortable feel to a watch, as well as practical wear for every day.

  1. Movement

A mechanical watch is the classic movement that everyone knows about and functions through wheels and cogs. There is also the automatic style watch which is clever enough to wind itself. Quartz watches operate by battery or cell and the watch will run until either the battery or cell run out.

  1. Features

Ladies Watches can have many features that can make our everyday lives much easier, whether it be as simple as perpetual camera, chronograph or a GPS tracker. Some watches can help you count your steps for the day, monitor your heart rate or even track other types of exercise you might do. Most watches nowadays need a long lasting battery life and this is something that is also now classed as an added feature.

  1. Water Resistance

A watch that is stamped as water resistant or has water resistant in the description essentially means that it is protected against humidity. Realistically, no watch is fully waterproof. Most watches only have a certain amount of resistance; there will always be a limit to the amount of pressure a watch can handle.

Once you’ve done the research into which brand you would like to purchase from then it’s all systems go. Depending on the kind of specifications you’re after in your watch, will depend on how much you will need to spend. Head to House of watches now to shop our large collection of different styles, specifications and grab yourself or your loved one the perfect timepiece.