Choosing a watch that is not your size is really a disaster. Instead of making you look better or more stylish, the watch now becomes a deterioration of your individuality. Your watch by all means shouldn’t be larger than your wrist. The lug-to-lug width cannot exceed your wrist’s width. Despite the “oversize” trend is the watch market, a watch that really much bigger than your wrist would absolutely look ridiculous and enchain attention is a negative way. Don’t mistake me, some sport watches such as G-Shock or Citizen EcoZilla are designed to be giant timepieces from the start, but they are just among the few exceptions. Your wrist size is the limit for your watch, despite the “oversize” fancy. For men, a tiny watch can make you look feminine. The lugs should be near the edges of your wrist, or else your watch might be too small for you. Standard size for men’s watches is within 40mm-44mm, a square dial watch can be a little smaller because its dial design is masculine enough. For example, the Police Skyline watches are just sized at 38mm, but they still look good on men’s wrists. Don’t compare the size of modern watches with timepieces from decades ago! Watch is fashion, and fashion keeps changing all the time!
Buyers tend to focus more on design and neglect the watch’s material, especially the band. Most of watch cases are made of stainless steel, but band’s material varies from watch to watch. I didn’t mean that most people don’t notice what kind of band their target watch features, but they don’t know exactly what it feel hands-on. Lots of people opt for an aftermarket leather strap because they feel the stainless steel bracelet on their watch is too heavy and hurts their hairy wrist. Some others are not satisfied with their watch’s alligator strap because it’s stiff like carton. Textile NATO straps are widely used for sport watches, they looks cool and military-inspired, but the problem here is that they absorb your sweat day by day…and you know what will happen, right? Besides considering the watch’s design, you also had better think about your routine and using purpose, each band material suits a specific demand.
Basically, all wristwatches today are water resistant up to 50 meters, but don’t assume that you can down your watch into a pool for 3 days and it’s still in fully functional state. Some watches are more vulnerable to water than others. The water resistance rating depends upon the crown designing, watches with screw-down crown are better protected from water. Moisture is another thing to avoid, it’s easy to get inside your watch and damage the movement inside.
As I said, judging a watch through its online pictures is a challenge. The colors may not look like in the product description. Before buying a watch, you had better search for some real reviewing images of the watch, because this is what it looks like in reality, the descriptive pictures on retailing websites are just for you to know if the watch is of your taste. In case there’re no hands on pictures of the watch online, you can go to local watch stores to take a look at the watch.
Yeah, sometimes the watch is handsome, but when it clings to your wrist, it becomes inapposite. For example, a gold plated watch band is very appealing when it is on a light-skin wrist, but it may not look good on a dark-skin wrist. If you are dark-skin, a watch band with silver or brown tone is more suitable.
Above are some things you should consider before buying a new watch. As choosing a wrong timepiece can cost you much money, it’s best to deeply know about your targeted watch before buying it. There’re some experiences that only previous customers can tell us, thus reading comments on retailing websites is very important, especially the critical comments.