It is not advisable to buy an unbranded watch. There are many reasons for this. First of all, the build quality is usually noticeably lower for an unbranded watch, so you’re unlikely to get the years of service you should expect. Second, there are often warranty issues when non-brand watches fail.
Another thing that you should always avoid is buying your watch from an unauthorized dealer.
If you buy a name brand 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 it. Obviously, a construction worker will need a different type of watch than the entrepreneur looking for a watch to wear when attending business lunches.
There are watches designed for all applications and these factors must be considered before purchasing. Will the watch be for recreational, casual, apparel, sports, or sportswear purposes, or are you looking for a watch simply to make a statement?
With so many great watch brands on the market, there is a lot to choose from and with prices ranging from relatively cheap to out of this world, it is wise to explore all the options before throwing away your money.
Don’t just look at the brands you know, as there are many great brands that could offer more features for your money.
A good watch dealer will be able to help you make a good decision by explaining the differences in 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 cannot assume that a watch is only good for the brand. Again, a good dealer will be able to help you decide. There are also some good observing forums on the internet where people will share their opinions 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 care if the watch is a quartz watch, a certified mechanic (stopwatch), or a non-certified mechanic, as long as he is able to accurately keep time and keep it for many years.
The most expensive watches are mass produced to a very high level of quality thanks to modern techniques, so it is unlikely that you will be able to buy a watch that has been handcrafted by craftsmen who have had generations in the industry.
While price is a consideration that should be taken into account when making your purchase, it is more important that you get exactly what you need for your needs, even if that means paying a little more money to buy.
If you choose wisely, a watch can last a lifetime with good care.