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Before You Swipe Your Credit Card For A Wristwatch

Jun 4, 2008
There was a time when wristwatches used to be an insignia of status, power and authority of a person. Also, they were the only source for measuring the time. Now, wristwatches are essentially being treated as a fashion icon since there are many other gadgets such as cell phones that come with a clock among other features.

However, wristwatches will always retain their class. Buying a wristwatch can be extremely tricky as the market is flooded with numerous brands every month. However, if you are choosing to buy your wristwatch with a particular purpose in your mind, it becomes a lot easier. Then again, it also depends on the fact whether you are a regular buyer of wristwatches or buying it for the first time. In either case, the following tips can help you make buy the right wristwatch you are looking for.

If you are first-time buyer of wristwatches, consider the following aspects:

Needs: while you are thinking of buying the wristwatches, take into account about your specific needs. What are you buying a wristwatch for? Is it for outdoor activities or do you want to wear it to work? While a casual wristwatch will fit your outdoor activities, a dress wristwatch will add substance to your personality at work. Imagine a boardroom scene or meetings with your client, and you can never think of wearing a casual wristwatch there.

Budget: It always plays a lead role in deciding the wristwatch you want to buy. When you go to any leading store at any downtown area or surfing the net hoping to bump into your favorite wristwatch model at a discounted price, you will be spoilt for options. However, getting to know your budget will help you focus on your target brands only and take a lot of headache off you. Buy a Timex or Rolex as per your budget. Many Internet sites offer irresistible options for buyers with wide rage of budgets.

Features: Surely, you don`t want your wristwatch for timekeeping purpose only; just like cell phones are not meant for only talking anymore. This essentially means your wristwatches must have some additional features on them such as date, alarm or timer. Remember, wristwatches with some additional features may cost you a little more than usual. Hence, it is up to you to decide if you want any of these particular features on your wristwatch. Moreover, decide if you want to buy an analog or digital wristwatch. Again, this comes to your personal needs.

Waterproof and Scratchproof: Many wristwatch buyers consider this option seriously while buying wristwatches for them. Nobody buys wristwatches for a particular season only; your wristwatch must keep ticking through the rainy season as well. Hence, this is an important decision make. Moreover, if you are a person who is regularly exposed to water, you would do well to buy a waterproof wristwatch. Again, your wristwatch should have scratch-resistance surface as well.

Battery: Make sure you know what kind of battery your wristwatch runs on and how long it last. It is always a good idea to go for a timepiece that doesn`t make a hole in your wallet once in a while.

Fit: A wristwatch is only as good as it fits on your wrist. A wristwatch may have a load of features but if it doesn`t fit nicely on your wrist, you will feel very uncomfortable and in all probability, chuck it out soon. At times, some smart-looking and richly-featured wristwatches may feel heavier on your wrist. Hence, it is wise to go to an outlet yourself and try out different wristwatches on your wrist to decide on the most comfortable timepiece.
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This article can also be accessed in portuguese language from the Article section of page www.polomercantil.com.br/relogios.php Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for www.PoloMercantil.com.br
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