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A Guide to Men's Wristwatches: Part 2

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Wednesday, 19th December 2018

A Guide to Men's Wristwatches: Part 2

In last month's blog, we began breaking down the ins and outs of choosing the right man's wristwatch suitable, for your needs, your wrist, and your tastes. To help you further on your journey towards finding the ideal watch, we now share more tips in this follow up blog.
Size
One style consideration that you have to make has to do with finding the perfect watch size in relation to the size of your hand and wrist. It's all about balance and finding the right proportion. Should the watch you are looking at be too big for your wrist, it is going to look a little silly and it is definitely going to be drawing attention for all of the wrong reasons. The opposite is also true. If the watch is too small, it will not look right when you wear it. In fact, a watch that is too small can end up looking like a woman's watch rather than one for men.
So how do you know if you have chosen the right size?
To start with, measure the circumference of your wrist. If your wrist is 15 cm, the watch case will need to have a width diameter of 38 - 42 mm. Anything bigger than 15 cm and you should be looking at a watch with a case of between 44 - 46 mm.
But you don't have to be overly worried about getting the sizes right. The best way to determine whether or not you have the right size watch is to look at it and decide if it looks right. It is all a matter of preference and style, especially if you are looking for a statement piece.
Pricing
When it comes to luxury watches, you will find that prices do matter and will need to be considered before you make your final choice. Looking at and comparing the prices of the various luxury watches out there, you might start asking whether or not the watches are actually worth the price tag attached to it.
The pricing can be quite complicated especially when you consider that there is a big difference between a real luxury watch and a mass market luxury watch.
Often the mass market luxury watch only has its high price tag because of the marketing it enjoys. A huge fuss is made about the watch brand but the hype has nothing to do with the scarcity of the watch. You are instead paying for great quality and that popular brand name. You might also be paying for the adornments that the watch case has, such as diamonds and other jewels.
The "real luxury" option is generally the scarcer kind. There might only be a hundred or so watches made and sold, and this obviously pushes up the price.
By now, you should be in a great position to choose that perfect wristwatch. At Topwatch we have one of the biggest selections of second hand watches in South Africa and you can buy yours via our website today.

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