Finding the perfect watch can be overwhelming. With so much choice out there, it’s difficult to know which watch is right for you.
Make sure you consider your personal preferences before purchasing a new timepiece. Think about what you desire in terms of movement, colour, and price.
A quick search will leave you overwhelmed with an abundance of results. That’s why we’ve created this guide on how to find the perfect watch.
Take a look at the key things to consider, and you’ll be united with your dream timepiece in no time!
To start with, it’s a great idea to consider which type of watch movement your perfect watch would have. There are three types of watch movements:
But, what do they all entail?
Hand-wound watches are a classic choice for a watch aficionado. They require daily winding, which can either be a pleasure or a chore depending on how you look at it. They tend to be lightweight, meaning they’re comfortable on the wrist. What’s more, they have a lot of character, as the hand-wound movement was the original type of watch movement.
Automatic watches are fairly easy to take care of as they are self-winding. However, they do need to be worn regularly in order to preserve their energy. With automatic watches, you are spoilt for choice; the market is booming with them. However, a downside is that they are usually heavier than hand-wound watches, which is a problem for some people.
Quartz watches feature an electric oscillator and a quartz crystal, meaning they are incredibly low maintenance as they don’t need to be wound. They boast the most accurate timekeeping out of all the movements, therefore they’re very sought-after as a modern choice of watch movement.
Yet, some watch aficionados dislike the quartz movement as they believe watches with this movement lack character, owing to the lack of winding required.
For more information on watch movements, check out our guide on Understanding Watch Movement Types.
The colour of your watch says a lot about your taste.
If you’re an outspoken, confident type, you might go for a bold colour such as red or green. If you’re calm and classy, you may prefer neutral tones like black, white and grey.
A key thing to consider is your wardrobe. If your clothes are mainly monochrome, you can go for pretty much any colour. However, if you own lots of colourful clothes, we would advise that you purchase a simple black or white watch.
In case you’re unsure which skin tone you have, here’s a tip: check the colour of your veins. If they appear blue or purple, you’re probably cool-toned. On the other hand, warm-toned individuals usually have green veins.
Whilst we all dream of purchasing a £500,000 watch on a whim, most of us don’t have the means to do that. Ultimately, the perfect watch for you needs to be in your price range.
If you’re able to splash out on a watch and fancy an investment, consider reputable brands such as Rolex and Omega. They have consistently succeeded in providing us with high-quality watches over the years.
However, the perfect watches aren’t always expensive watches! For more budget-friendly products, we would recommend Casio, Seiko, and of course, us here at Uniform Wares.
We had to include style in our guide; it’s one of the most important things to look for in your ideal watch.
Let’s look at fashion watches and classic watches. Which one is more you?
Fashion watches tend to be produced by companies that aren’t watch-specific, meaning the main focus of these watches is the aesthetic.
If you’re always on top of the latest trends and you value the look of a watch over its features, a fashion watch would be the best choice for you.
On the other hand, classic watches boast many features, and their appearance is just one of their selling points. These watches tend to be higher quality, though this isn’t always the case.
For excellent classic watches, search ‘perfect watches Omega’ and ‘perfect watches Breitling’ on Google. You’re bound to find a premium timepiece that’s calling your name.
Finally, we can’t forget the watch strap. A beautiful dial means nothing if the watch strap is underwhelming.
There are countless options of watch straps online. We have the classic metal bracelet, but also watch straps made of leather, rubber, and more. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each option to help you find your perfect watch strap.
Metal bracelets give off an air of sophistication, making them perfect for those of you who attend formal events often. They are also very durable and therefore ideal for everyday use. However, it’s true that metal bracelets are difficult to adjust yourself. This means you may have to spend more money on maintenance.
Watch straps are known for being comfortable as the materials tend to be softer than metal. There is also more choice of colour when it comes to this type of strap, so you can get creative! In contrast, watch straps aren’t known for their durability, meaning they get damaged more easily than metal bracelets.
For a stunning range of watch straps, head to the Uniforms Wares watch straps page!
How To Find Your Perfect Watch: Our Final Thoughts
As you can see, there is something out there for everyone.
We hope this guide has prompted you to think about what you want out of a watch. Once you know your likes and dislikes, you’ll be well on your way to finding your perfect timepiece.
If you know you like modern, minimalist watches, why not have a look at the watches for sale on our website? We boast perfect, Swiss-made watches of many different styles and colours. You’re bound to find something you love!