It is not recommended to buy an unbranded watch. There are many reasons for this. First off, build quality is generally noticeably lower for an unbranded watch, making it unlikely you’ll get the years of service you should expect. Secondly, there are often warranty issues when non-branded watches fail.
Another thing you should always avoid is buying your watch from an unauthorized dealer.
If you buy a branded watch from an authorized retailer, you have made two of the best decisions you can make when buying a watch.
Before buying your watch, you really need to think about why you are buying the watch. Obviously, a construction worker will need a different type of watch than the entrepreneur looking for a watch to wear during business lunches.
There are watches designed for all applications and these factors should be considered before purchasing. Will the watch be for leisure, casual, clothing, sports or sporting activities or are you looking for a watch simply to make a statement?
With so many good watch brands on the market, there is plenty to choose from and with prices ranging from relatively cheap to out of this world, it’s wise to explore all your options before throwing your money away.
Don’t just look at the brands you know, as there are plenty of big brands that can offer more features for your money.
A good watch retailer can help you make a good decision by explaining the differences between the brands and tailoring your purchase to your needs.
Many of the brands that have been respected for their quality also offer cheaper quality watches, so you can’t assume that a watch is good from the brand name alone. Again, a good dealer will be able to help you decide. There are also some good observation forums on the internet where people will share their views and experiences.
Don’t worry too much about technical details when buying a watch, as most quality watches have the same basic functions. You shouldn’t worry if your watch is quartz, certified mechanical (chronometer), or non-certified mechanical, as long as it can keep time accurately and maintain that accuracy for many years.
The more expensive watches are mass-produced with a very high level of quality thanks to modern techniques, so you are unlikely to buy a watch that has been handcrafted by craftsmen who have had generations in the trade.
While price is a consideration that should be taken into consideration when making your purchase, it is more important that you get exactly what you need for your needs, even if it means paying a little more money for your purchase.
If you choose wisely, a watch can last a lifetime with good care.