Whether you’re buying a luxury watch for the first time or adding a new piece to your growing collection, you no doubt want to put your money into something worthwhile.
Fine timepieces are an investment, but they’re also designed to last, so the right purchase will not only be something that works for you now, but can be passed down as an heirloom or resold if your tastes change later.
Before you make your next purchase, make a quick run through the ten items listed below to ensure the luxury watch you’re buying now will still make you happy tomorrow.
1. Caving to Pressure
Particularly when you first start collecting, everyone will be giving you their take on which timepiece is best for you.
Advice from seasoned enthusiasts can be helpful, but you’re ultimately the one who will be wearing the timepiece, so the final decision should be yours alone.
Don’t let anyone push you toward a specific piece.
2. Jumping on the Trends
Some of the biggest trends in watchmaking right now are vintage-inspired pieces and specialty materials.
If you’re out looking right now, chances are you’ll catch some of this hype, but think it through.
For example, carbon fiber is huge right now. It’s easy to jump on the bandwagon with it because you know it’s highly sought-after, but there’s a real chance it’s not for you.
Consider why the material is popular. Carbon fiber is incredibly durable and lightweight, so it could be your top pick if you live an active lifestyle and have the extra cash to spare, but if you’re looking for an everyday watch for the office, it might be an unnecessary expense.
Moreover, watchmaking trends change rapidly. What’s popular right here and now might not be tomorrow. It’s important to select a piece that resonates with you, so you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come.