There is no reason to wear a watch on the wrist for more than 20 years, but it doesn’t seem to affect our attitude towards small mechanical miracles. Many still dream of one day buying a “real” watch. Which lasts longer than the next battery replacement or a wild midsummer party, maybe pure for life.
The first question you have to ask yourself is why you want to buy a watch. This greatly affects the choice of your watch brand watches. For example, “Why did you decide to buy your Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 16?”
The watch forums are full of threads by men and women who have decided to look for their first real hours and who ask which hour to buy, preferably immediately and a maximum of 5,000 dollars.
The answers are almost always the same: Only you know which watch is right for you. The last thing to do is hurry to the first best bell shop with arrangements that you have to go with a watch on your wrist. Of course, love at first sight also exists in the world of bells. But try to resist the urge to buy and spend a lot of time exploring that range. Finding the right watch is a ripening process that can take months, and it is not uncommon for you to find that the taste changes when you study.
Many prospective first-time buyers can testify that they have entered the research phase with clear ideas about what they want to see evaluated repeatedly. Design and function are important parts of a watch and maybe what we are jamming for the first time. But don’t underestimate the value of tradition and history. Maybe this is what ultimately determines.
Start by compiling a list of watches that you like. Then read as much about them as possible: When did they come? For what purpose? How has that changed over the years? Is there a pure model? If so, continue to the watch as inspiration and read more.
In the end you will be able to write down a list of potential purchases.
Some people are called “One Watch Guys”, OWG, while others have a list of timeless watches that are being grazed. The goal of many people is to have divers, costume watches and chronographs. Many also have what is called “grails,” a dream watch that is almost impossible to reach, which they return.
And thus we came to get money.
Talking about money in the world of watches reminds us of how an astrophysicist looks at space and time: Everything is relative. Decide what you want and accept that it can take time before you get there. If you can’t continue, it’s better to buy a used watch for a few thousand dollars and then go up. It’s impossible to talk to a watch without going to “the watch needle”. This is the heart and soul of the clock and consists of hundreds of small parts in cooperation. This also affects the price the most.