Luxury Watches – Questions to Ask When Buying One

By Cristi Enache

Now, why would someone give thousands of dollars for a watch? Is this a practical choice? Actually, for those who can afford to do buy one, money and practicality are not key issues. After all, you are not only concerned about time, but about what the watch represents. A luxury watch speaks about prestige and an attitude that says, “Only the best will do!” When you also consider the artistry and workmanship that goes into making a Swiss luxury watch, you will say it is well worth the price. Also, these watches are made with the best materials – gold, diamonds and other precious metals and gems. Also, think about the attention to detail and level of precision that went into the crafting of such a watch.
Now, when buying a watch, here are some questions to ask:
- What’s my style? Are you the sporty type? Do you prefer elegant and classic designs or would you rather have something innovative and eye-catching?
- What’s the brand? The brand not only gives you insight on the level of prestige it can bring to you, but will give you an idea of the craftsmanship that went into the making of the watch.
- What’s my budget? Of course, this question does not apply for those who can afford to spend the big bucks. But you still have to look into how much you are willing to spend for a watch.
- Is the dealer authorized and reputable? Can they provide a serial number for the watch, as well as a warranty? Does the dealer have valid contact numbers?
- Are there customs issues I should consider? Are there other costs I should think of? When buying online, there may be hidden costs, such as the cost to deliver it to your home. Customs can tack on 10% to something as much as 20% of the value of the watch, depending on your country of residence.
- Is the website secure? If you’re planning to buy the watch online, check to see the security and privacy features of the website to ensure that there is no possibility of identity or information theft.
Buying a luxury watch is usually a decision that you don’t make at a spur of the moment. To get the watch that is right for you, be sure to give it some thought and ask questions (like the ones listed above) to help you make an informed decision.

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