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The Gift of Time: Choosing the Right Watch

May 23, 2008
Shopping for a watch may not be easy when you are picking it out for someone else. Every individual has their own unique preference and style, so it is easy to pick out something that they might not care for. How do you select the right watch for a gift? Here are some tips on selecting just the right watch for your loved one.

First of all, set a budget. How much are you willing to spend on this watch? Consider what you can afford, and how much the person will use it. An expensive watch is worth it if the person you are buying it for will appreciate it and take good care of it. A less expensive watch might be a good idea for someone who doesn't really keep up with things very well. Decide on a price range, and start looking at watches with that guideline.

Now, determine the type of watch you want to get them. What is that person's lifestyle like? Are the a corporate executive? Perhaps a nice dress watch would be appropriate. Are they athletic? Perhaps a sports watch would be right for them. If they play water sports often, consider a watch that is water-resistant. (Obviously you would buy a ladies' watch for a woman, and a men's watch for a man.) Will the watch be for everyday use, or for special occasions? You can get a fancy watch for fancy nights out, or a simple watch that just tells time for the day to day activities.

The trickiest part of buying a watch as a gift is the design. Some people prefer to have a larger face, and some prefer a smaller face. There are square designs as well as round or oval designs. Color is also a factor to consider. You don't want to get a color that they don't like, do you? The best thing to do is ask what style they prefer. If the watch is a surprise, then you can try to figure it out based on the clothes that they wear or other jewelry and accessories that they own. If you notice any common themes in their wardrobe, try to find a watch that will blend in with it.

If you put time and thought into it, I am sure that whoever you give the watch to will appreciate it. Good luck, and have fun shopping!
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Victor Epand is an expert consultant for used clothing, used watches, and vacuum food sealers. When shopping for used clothing, used watches, and vacuum food sealers, shop only at the best online stores for used clothing, gift watches, and vacuum food sealers.
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