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How to Choose the Perfect Watch for 2024

Updated: Jul 7

With a new year comes a fresh start, and there’s no better way to begin 2024 than with a new wristwatch. Whether you’re looking for an elegant timepiece that will make you look dapper at important business meetings or a casual watch that will add some extra flair to your everyday outfits, the right wristwatch can be the perfect accessory. In this blog post, I’ll discuss how to choose the perfect watch for your lifestyle and needs.

Choose Between Quartz and Mechanical/Automatic Watches

The first thing you need to consider when shopping for a wristwatch is whether you want one with a quartz movement, a mechanical or automatic movement. In general, quartz watches are more accurate and require less maintenance than mechanical watches because they don't have as many moving parts. On the other hand, mechanical and automatic watches tend to be more expensive and require regular maintenance but also offer unique features such as automatic winding systems and sophisticated complications like chronographs or moon-phase indicators. Ultimately, it all depends on how much time you want to spend caring for your watch and what features are most important to you.

Swiss Made Everyday Watch

Consider Your Lifestyle and how you plan to wear your watch

The type of watch you should buy depends on how it will fit into your lifestyle. If you’re someone who likes to dress up every now and then but mostly sticks with casual wear, then you might want something stylish yet understated that won’t draw too much attention. On the other hand, if you often attend formal events or work in an environment where people dress professionally, then you might want something sleek and sophisticated that will help elevate your overall look. Consider what type of activities you do on an average day—do you go out running? Do you swim? Do most of your days involve sitting in front of a computer? Answering these questions can help narrow down your selection so that it fits perfectly into your lifestyle.

Swiss Made Dive Watch on Rubber Strap

Find a Watch That Fits Your Budget

Finally, consider how much money you are willing to spend on a watch. There are plenty of options available at different price points so take some time to compare prices and find something within your budget that still meets all of your criteria. At Broad & Swan, we offer extreme quality at affordable prices which start at €199.

A new year is the perfect opportunity to treat yourself with something special like a new wristwatch! When choosing yours, consider whether quartz or mechanical movement is best for your needs; think about what type of activities define your daily routine. Enjoy the search....

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