According to Barry Schwartz, the author of the book the “Paradox of Choice”, he said
that when you are given a variety of different items to choose from, you will have a
much harder time to choose the one that you really like.
The same can be said when you are choosing an analog watch, for example. Because
there are so many different types and configurations out there, one might find it difficult
to choose among the see of many options.
If you are having a hard time yourself, do not worry. I will give you the necessary tips
that you need in order for you to choose a watch that is right for you.
What Are the Things that You Want in a Watch?
Watches have evolved from simple timepieces that tell the time. In fact, there are a lot
of features embedded in watches nowadays that before you choose one, you have to
think about the features that you really want.
For instance, I am kind of a rugged guy and I would always prefer watches that are
made for rugged circumstances. That is why I fell in love with the G-Shock watches
from Casio since they are made of robust materials and it’s got all of the basic features
that I need and then some.
Of course, I also mix it up with some stylish watches that are perfect for more formal
events. If you are going to buy one because you want to impress the others in a party,
for example, go for the simpler watch from a reputable company such as Rolex, Tudor,
Omega, and so on.
Automatic or Quartz?
The first watches are mechanical watches that work using a mainspring. This particular
coiled metal will be the one to activate the watch’s mechanism for it to tell the time.
Unfortunately, traditional mechanical watches would have to be manually winded down
constantly for it to work and tell the time accurately.
Sure, automatic watches have alleviated that problem somewhat by relying on your
movements to create kinetic energy, but that too has its caveats in that you have to
wear the watch to supply the necessary energy for it to work.
But, despite their mechanical nature, these watches do provide accurate time and then
some. In fact, they always get the attention of others because their movement is so
smooth and precise.
However, if you do not want any of those disadvantages, getting a quartz watch makes
sense. Unlike a manual mechanism, quartz watches are battery-operated, meaning,
that you do not have to concern yourself with having to manually wound up the watch
for it to work. The only drawback is that its watch movement is not the sexiest out there.
Choose the Right Strap
Selecting the watchband depends on two things: comfort and occasion. What do you
use the watch for? If you just want a casual watch, then find a watch strap that is
comfortable for you. Perhaps getting a leather or fabric watchstrap is better than getting
a stainless watchband.
However, for formal events, a stainless metallic band is not bad at all, considering that it
looks sexy when worn with an appropriate outfit.