A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Watch

Congratulations on your decision to purchase your very first luxury watch. Many people reward themselves with luxury items as a result of accomplishing a long-term goal or landing a high paying job. Choosing your first luxury watch is something that you should take your time with.

Here’s a guide to buying a quality luxury watch that may not be your last but could become your absolute favourite purchase.
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1. Which Watch Should I Buy?

There are several well known luxury watchmakers that manufacture quality timepieces that are distinguished as well as highly functional. Many people opt to buy a Swiss model, as they’re known for their high-quality craftsmanship and striking designs.  However, the best Swiss watch for the first time buyer could be a Longines model or a Breitling – it’s all down to personal taste (more on this below).

Workmanship is a big factor that first time luxury watch buyers shouldn’t overlook. Another feature that you want to think about is versatility as your luxury watch should be capable of being worn every day. You can learn more about the choices available, and browse the various designs at Chronoexpert.

2. If You Could Only Own One Watch…

If you are buying your first luxury watch, you should pick one that feels naturally comfortable on your wrist. High-quality watchmakers are obsessed with producing watches that look and function exceptionally well. You may want to try on different luxury watches so you can feel the way they fit on your wrist and take a look in the mirror to see how their design compliments your build. When you only own one watch from a luxury designer, consider where you will be wearing it most frequently.

3. The First Luxury Watch to Buy

The first luxury watch you buy should be an unrestricted splurge that you make for yourself. This is not to say that you need to try and break the bank on your first luxury watch purchase, but you should be more concerned about style, function, and longevity than catching something on sale that happens to be made by a designer watchmaker. Your first luxury watch needs to have a lengthy warranty, if not a lifetime warranty, so you can just get it fixed or replaced should it ever get damaged. The first designer watch you buy also needs to work with your current lifestyle.

4. The Best Swiss Watch for First Time Buyers

Swiss watches didn’t fall into popularity because of where they are manufactured. Instead, Swiss watchmakers gained popularity with buyers due to their incredible smart designs and durability. That doesn’t mean they all look the same, though. There are dozens of luxury Swiss watch brands, and each has its own style and features that make it unique.

5. What Makes a Watch Luxury?

A luxury watch isn’t named so because of the price tag.  In actual fact, you can tell that a watch is a luxury just by looking at it. Luxury watches are only available from companies that place a huge emphasis on quality and design. Sometimes you might see an expensive wristwatch and assume that it is a part of a luxury brand, but that’s just not the case. When you see a watch that is high quality and on the pricier side, see what company it comes from to learn if it is a luxury good.

6. What Does Your Luxury Watch Say About You?

When you get your first luxury watch and your friends see you wearing it, their reaction should be noteworthy. From being asked questions about where you purchased it; to ask about the price, your luxury watch should make you look and feel more sophisticated. Luxury watches come with a number of features, and it’s believed that you can learn about someone’s personality just by looking at their watch.

The more simple designs portray an elegant and refined personality, the bulkier sports and diving watches suggest an active lifestyle, and the watches that feature alarms and stopwatch features suggest the owner is someone who enjoys a busy lifestyle.

Getting your first luxury watch should be about rewarding yourself for working hard and being tenacious. Your entire wardrobe doesn’t have to be made up of luxury items and your new luxury watch may be the only luxury item that you own for a good, long time. Keep up the hard work and have your new luxury watch serviced as necessary so it will become a timeless piece. Whether you wear it every day for several years or only hang it from your wrist when you want to jazz up your look, a luxury watch is a must have accessory.

A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Watch

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  • Deepa

    These are some great tips to buy a watch. I am bookmarking this for later when I actually go to buy a luxury watch.

    August 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    I am not much into watches. I love my android. My son is always buying new watches.

    August 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Chimmiii's Happy World

    Quality always comes first over quantity, Loved that you drop the light on this post too, Loved reading this. Thanks for sharing!

    August 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • La Pecosa Preciosa

    My boyfriend is a fanatic over watches so I will def be passing this info on to him when he decides to buy a luxury watch

    August 29, 2017 at 8:38 pm Reply
  • Dr. Amrita Basu Misra

    Loved this detailed guide to choosing a luxury watch.I would love to be gifted one on my anniversary.Will show hubby this post.

    August 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • SoulSistah09

    I enjoyed reading your insightful post. I am in the market for a luxury watch, so this was quite helpful. Thanks!

    August 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • Taylor Mead

    Oh if only I could buy a luxury watch! One day I will though! And when I do these tips will be very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (

    August 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm Reply
  • GD Blog

    What a lovely guide to read about getting a watch?! And yes, I'm kinda picky when it comes to watch. I would really go to a classy and simple one. Black, silver, or brown would be my options for color. And about the warranty, hmmm, yeah, that is something that I need to look into. 😀

    -Gerome of G&D Blog

    September 1, 2017 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Thomas Madinson

    I enjoyed reading your article post. I am in the shopping mall for purchasing a luxury watch, so this was entirely necessary. Thanks!

    May 13, 2018 at 6:01 am Reply
  • Alivia Cora

    Yeh, I really get a beautiful idea as I am planning to buy a luxury watch for my boyfriend on his coming birthday. and I agree with you that it shows your personality. after reading this article I realize that watch also can matter I your dressing. Thanks

    August 29, 2018 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Watches in bd

    wow..there was just many beautiful idea’s..i really like it

    December 24, 2018 at 5:50 am Reply
  • Yoshiko Flora

    I never knew that there are people who opt for Swiss watches for their striking designs. As I do agree with you that a person should choose one that fits one’s personal style, I thought about using your tips to find one for my boss. My question is which jeweler should I buy one from for her? Thanks!

    February 19, 2019 at 3:32 am Reply
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