Choosing a beautiful watch can be overwhelming. We ask ourselves various questions and the choice of the watch brand necessarily comes back. Making the right choice of watch requires taking into consideration different elements such as the brand, but that should not be the only criterion. The watch brand will play a role in your final choice but should not be the only element taken into account! In this article, Charlie Paris enlightens you and gives you his advice on the different things to consider when buying a watch.
When you want to acquire a watch we try to have fun and to achieve this it is important to define your budget from the start. The brand of a watch obviously affects its price. For example, if you are looking for a simple watch with three hands, you will find different price ranges: inexpensive watches, mid-range watches but also luxury watches! Watches that look alike can range from 50 euros for a cheap watch to 50,000 euros for a Swiss luxury watch! Budgeting will allow you to sort between cheap watches and watches that are priced well over your budget. If you are looking for an inexpensive watch, look more towards quartz watches because this type of watch has very few parts and is less expensive than automatic watches. Obviously, this will also depend on the brand of your watch. A quartz watch from a luxury brand will be more expensive than an automatic watch from a lesser known brand.
The use and occasion for which you buy your watch also influences your budget. For example, a watch given on the occasion of an engagement will have a strong sentimental value and your budget will surely be greater than what you will have allocated if you want to use a watch for swimming in the summer.
Above all, your watch must be pleasant to look at because it is an accessory that you will wear every day. The appearance of your watch and the effect it will have on your wrist is therefore very important long before the brand of the watch itself.
After defining the design of your watch, you can take an interest in its movement. Aautomatic watch is more complex to manufacture and design. If you want to buy a watch for the beauty of its mechanism, choose automatic watches. An open-heart or skeleton automatic watch allows you to admire the workings of its movement. If you are looking for a slightly fragile watch, opt for a quartz watch.
Once you have determined your budget and the type of watch you want to adopt, then comes the question of the brand. We advise you to visit the website of the brand that interests you to learn more about their watches and their production model. If the watch brand's phone number or email is visible on their site, do not hesitate to contact them for more information.
You can also learn about the values and history of the brand. Indeed, you will have more pleasure to wear a watch with brand identity that you like. The watch is man's only jewel, and when you buy a watch you are not only buying an object but also the whole universe and the identity that expresses it. Also check if the brand has a store because it is best to come and try it before buying it. By going to the store, you can also be informed, which is more difficult for a brand that operates entirely online. Also, check if you can exchange your watch and the timeframe if the exchange is possible. A brand that sells directly through its store does not have the same policy as a brand of resellers.
The brand's social networks, blogs, forums and internet reviews also provide you with a lot of additional information. Social networks allow you to see if you belong to the universe of the brand. All of these allow you to form your own opinion on a brand.
Beyond your budget, the design and the brand that interests you, it is very important that you look at the value for money of your watch. Obviously, the value for money depends on the prestige of the brand, however here are some tips.
If you are looking for a quartz watch over 1000 €, the value for money will not be very good. If you are in this case, unless it is for a watch brand that really makes you dream, it is better to turn to an automatic watch where you can appreciate the complexity of its mechanism. With a budget of over € 500, choose watches with quality components such as sapphire crystal or 316L steel which are known for their resistance. If you do not have any indication of the movement, as you approach € 1000, the value for money of your watch is surely not very good. The guarantee is also an important element in the value for money of a watch. It is important that you can easily get in touch with the brand if you ever have a problem, whether by email, phone or by going to a store.
At Charlie Paris, we do everything we can to create timeless and unique pieces, with excellent value for money and a responsible production model. France has always been a great watchmaking country and is today a true cradle of European watchmaking. At Charlie we want to maintain this formidable heritage by combining both the times of tradition and modernity.
From the start, we wanted to give meaning to Charlie Paris. That is why all our watches are assembled by hand in France, near Besançon, by professional and experienced watchmakers. We offer automatic and quartz watches, for men and women. All our watches use a system of interchangeable strap which allows you to personalize your watch according to your wishes. At Charlie, you will find urban watches with clean lines such as our Bastille watch for men or the Sully for women. Our Initial watch collection, for men and women, brings together automatic watches with or without complications, with visible mechanism or not. At Charlie Paris, we are committed to using quality materials for our watches. All of our watch cases are made of 316L steel and most of our watches use sapphire crystal which is known to be very durable.
If you want to know more about our brand or discover our watches, we invite you to visit our website!