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A Guide To Shopping For Designer Watches

Jun 18, 2008
You probably have a bunch of simple questions you need answers to, if you are new to designer watches. Well that is exactly what we are going to do. This should be a good enough start off point that you can feel comfortable beginning your search, however, this is not going to be a comprehensive look at everything relating to designer watches.

Questions And Answers to Basic Designer Watch Inquries

The first question most people have when buying designer watches is where to purchase them. While there is no simple answer to this question there are a few guidelines you can follow. The first is to not be afraid to buy on the Internet. There are many designer watches that you can only get directly from manufacturer in the U.S. In addition, many jewelers will mark up their products a lot so you can probably get the best price online. The only downside is that there are disreputable watch dealers out there so you have to be careful. The best thing to do is ask the dealer for a serial number. If they are unwilling to provide you a serial number, then move onto someone else. If they do provide you one check it with the manufacturer to assure that it is the genuine article.

The next question that comes up a lot is what exactly does water resistant mean? Well it means exactly what is says, the watch is resistant to water but probably will fail at any depth. For watches that are depth rated they will specifically say to what depth they are rated. In addition to that some watches are rated in bars. One bar equals approximately thirty three feet of depth. Be careful though as some watches will say they are rated to three bars but this just means they are water resistant. Again, to be absolutely sure of what your watch is rated contact the manufacturer.

Another question that comes is what the heck is a unidirectional bezel? Simply put this is a marker that is put into place to mark time. In general this was used to mark the time for deep sea diving, but many of the higher end watches now have them on them for more stylistic purposes. They can be used to set reminders and mark when you want to do something, although their practical use is somewhat diminished today.

Well there you have it, a look at some of the more common designer watches questions. For the most part if you have more specific questions I would go directly to the watch manufacturer. If you are unable to get a hold of them or unable to find the right answer, chances are they will not be able to provide you the service level you need in the future.
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