The Essential Guide to Buying a Watch

A watch is a very personal accessory. It can be worn for any occasion and it has the ability to complement an outfit or make it more complete. Many factors go into buying a watch, such as the size of your wrist, face shape, and type of strap.

In this article, we will take you through aspects of purchasing a watch to help you find one that suits your needs!

Choosing the Right Watch

There’s a lot of things you need to consider when you are choosing the right watch for you.

Here are some considerations you may want to look at before buying a watch for you:

Type of Watch

Consider the type of watch you are looking for and your lifestyle. Watches can range from simple to luxurious, sporty, or casual; it’s all up to personal preference!

Here in Singapore, there’s a lot of brands to choose from depending on what type of watch you want to purchase: Rolex The New Submariner, IWC Portugieser Automatic Boutique Edition, Omega Speedmaster Professional, Apple Watch Series 5, etc.


What is your budget? Budget constraints will narrow down your choices based on what materials you would like in a watch (metal, leather vs plastic) and what style (sports, dressier) you are looking for.

I recommend that you first set a budget range, and then work from there to find the perfect watch for your style (i.e., if you have $200 in mind as your limit).

If it is too hard to pinpoint an amount, be more specific about what kind of materials or style you prefer.


What features are you looking for? For example, do you want it to be water-resistant or have a second hand? What type of battery does the watch need: digital vs analog?

Knowing the features of the watch you want is important so that when you go to purchase it, you know what features are available.

Water-resistant watches are helpful for people who are participating in outdoor activities, such as hiking or swimming. Watches that have a second hand are also useful because they allow you to accurately tell time without having to use a separate timer.

If the watch is battery-powered, it will need batteries. Most of the watches today come with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and some watches use solar power.

If the watch is analog, it will need to be wound and/or have a battery changed periodically; however, this type of watch usually has an accurate time-keeping ability that digital watches cannot offer.

The best way to know which features are available on any given brand or model is to read reviews online before you purchase.

 Wrist Size

Do not forget about your wrist size. Watches come in different sizes and widths so make sure that the fit is right for you.

If you have a small wrist, look for watches that are shorter in length and slimmer in width.

If your wrists are average size, go with medium-sized watches or oversized ones if they suit the style of watch you’re looking for.

Large wrists should pick larger sizes so be sure to check the dimensions of your watch before you buy.


The watch is a piece of personal jewelry that can be worn daily. It may not last forever, but it will always be a part of your life if you care for it properly and take good care of the battery.

May this article give you the knowledge necessary to buy a watch that is right for your budget and personal style.

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