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Even if people buy watches because they help tell time, these timepieces are so much more than what you think.
Watches have been designed in precise engineering, and people wear them for their design. Aside from that, watches are very fashionable. So, if you want to look stylish, these timepieces will help you create a statement.
Watches depict your sense of taste, which indicates your sense of taste. However, if you are not able to fully appreciate what your watch can do, you may commit some mistakes in the process.
First Mistake: Not knowing what your watch can do for you
The primary rule in wearing a watch is knowing all the things that it can do. Watches are remarkable as they have unique design elements, complications, and features that make them different from one another.
One of the most common watch complications is the chronograph. Chronographs are used in measuring elapsed time, while GMT allows a watch to track a second-time zone. Aside from these two, there are a lot of complications that are quite complex. Usually, people admire watches for their level of complication, apart from the design, aesthetics, heritage, and construction.
So, if you happen to have a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, tourbillon, it is best to know what you can do with them.
Second Mistake: Spending too much money
Handmade, high-quality mechanical watches are costly. But since the materials and expertise in creating an eminent watch are not easy to find, the mark-up is quite small.
Regardless of how much your budget is, you must look for something durable, reliable, exceptional, and beautiful that is worth wearing on your wrist. There are a lot of brands in the market that are worth purchasing because of their own technical merits and aesthetics.
Watches may sometimes cost you a fortune, but make sure that you know what models are worth the money.
Third Mistake: Wearing your watch in inappropriate settings
Watches are similar to clothes, and they are seasonal as well. These two fashion items have a connection. In that sense, it is vital to wear watches that are suitable for your entire outfit.
You cannot wear a chunky chronograph if you plan to go to a black-tie ball. The beach may not be the right place to wear an elegant leather-strapped dress watch. When the months are warmer, it would be better to wear watches with nato straps, as they are more comfortable to wear when the weather is hot.
You do not need to buy a brand new watch to make sure everything you wear fits perfectly. Do your watch a favor by getting straps that are suitable for various occasions. So, if you want to hit the beach, look for a silicone or rubber strap. If you are planning to attend a formal event, a leather strap would be great.
Fourth Mistake: Wearing the wrong watch size
Even if you have an eye for watches, and regardless of how much you have spent, getting the wrong watch size for your wrist is a no-no.
Watches would look bad if you chose the wrong size. If it is too small, it will seem like a woman’s watch. If the watch is too big for you, you will look like a child or even a fool.
The rule in watch sizes is that if your wrist measures 6 to 7 inches in diameter, the watch face should measure 38 to 42mm. If the diameter of your wrist measures more than 7 inches, the watch face must be around 44+ mm.
Fifth Mistake: Not taking care of your watch
Taking good care of your watch is very important. Remember, that even if you have paid thousands of bucks for an exceptional timepiece, it is still not indestructible. The inner workings of your watch are still subject to wear and tear as time goes by.
These excellent timepieces hold significant value, so they are definitely worth keeping in top shape through maintenance and regular services. A lot of brands offer maintenance services for their watches, so it would be better if you keep the receipt to authenticate your purchase when the time comes that you will need their services.
But you can also find watch repair shops around your area if you are planning to refurbish the dials, fit replacement parts, or maybe change some crystals. Watch replacement parts are available if you need repair.
Watches are investments, and taking care of these timepieces is a priority. By knowing the common mistakes you will make, you will be able to prevent these things from happening again when you make a purchase.
Watches are bound to last forever, and avoiding these makes will help you get into that goal.
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