Are you the kind of person that always admires other people’s watches and wish you had your own amazing watch collection to complete your everyday looks?
Then you’re in the right place. In this quick guide, we’ll tell you what you need to know in order to build your very own designer watch collection, without making terrible mistakes and ruining your budget in the process.
Take a look at our quick 3-step guide, and most of all, have fun building your watch collection!
Step 1: Plan the categories ahead
As a first step, you need to be aware of what kind of clothes and shoes you have in your closet, and the styles you usually adopt in your daily life. For example, you can adopt more casual and sportier looks on the weekends but have a formal business style during the week. In this case, you’ll need two or three main categories in your collection: casual, sports, and formal. When you’ve narrowed down the categories that actually fit your personal style, it’ll be easier to build a watch collection that is adapted to you and not make mistakes that can cost you lots of time and money.
Step 2: Carefully consider each purchase
To build a good watch collection, you can’t fall for the “mindless shopping” trap.
Whenever you’re considering adding a new watch to your collection, you need to answer the following questions:
- Does this timepiece fit into any of the categories I have in my collection?
- Is this watch the ideal type and size for me?
- Will it make me feel good or it just looks good on display?
- Does this shape/colour match at least two of my outfits?
These are just some of the questions you can ask yourself before buying a watch. If you answer honestly, you’ll know right away which ones are good purchases and the ones which are just “impulse buys”. If you can resist buying pieces out of impulse, you can build a great, high-quality collection of watches that are a perfect match to your personal style and that you can wear multiple times and combine with many different outfits.
Step 3: Buy from trusted sellers
The goal is to only have in your collection the following timepieces:
- Watches you really like
- Watches that fit into your collection categories
- Watches that look good on you
- High-quality watches that are new or in very good condition
While the first few topics are related to your personal style and tastes, the last one – which is also one of the most important ones – requires you to carefully choose where you’re planning to buy the timepieces.
Choose trusted sellers that provide high-quality watches at good quality-price ratios, preferably with warranty and good customer service. Even if you’re looking for secondhand pieces, avoid buying watches that are excessively scratched, lack colour or overall look as if they’re in very bad shape. Buying secondhand doesn’t mean buying cheap, damaged pieces.
Remember: only the best quality pieces (that you can afford) should go into your personal collection, and you should be able to use each one of your watches with at least 2 of your outfits. Don’t make impulsive choices, only acquire watches that suit you and match your style. Happy collecting!