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Hunting for Timepieces: A Watch Collector’s Guide to Owning the Very First Luxury Watch

All the tips you need to embark on the journey of purchasing your very first luxury watch

Feb 27, 2019 | By LUXUO

Cash is hard earned money. Therefore, often times, the thought of spending them on luxury goods raises many doubts – like when you’re first trying to embark on the journey of purchasing your very first luxury watch. Which model should I buy? Where should I start looking for it? Which model should I opt for? Do I even need a luxury watch?

Before we delve deeper, one of those questions has to be answered: you do need a luxury watch. Arguably, everyone does. It’s just a matter of time before your newly-acquired timepiece grows on you to the point you can’t envision parting ways with your precious accessory.

Once you have come to terms with that, here are a couple of steps to help you set off:

Choose a trusted provider

There are thousands of offerings in the market and hundreds that are simply there to cheat you out of your money. It takes a while to research and select a trusted provider, but once you’ve done that, you’re halfway through. Look for things like guaranteed delivery, return policy and buyer protection. One provider that has come to offer all of these points is Chronoexpert. With policies such as the 14-day returns and ensuring watch authenticity, you can be at peace about payment security. This brings us to the next important step.

Mind the authenticity

The truth is, unless you are duly trained, you are not a watch expert. It’s important to remember that there are many market spinoffs that look exactly like the original and will only reveal itself as time goes by. Therefore, only look for providers that guarantee watch authenticity by means of employing experts who can estimate how genuine a given timepiece is.

Choose your model carefully

If you look at the selection of just one large provider like Chronoexpert, you’ll see hundreds of options to choose from. While budget can be an obvious factor to narrow down your search, you will still be left with dozens and dozens of options to choose from. It’s worth spending some time looking for a watch that matches your character and individuality. Do you want a piece you can wear every day or one that will be there to aid during business meetings? Do you want an elegant piece that will be suitable for frequent cocktail parties, or a sports item because it goes in unison with your style? Those are very important questions to answer to make the best possible choice – especially if you are only going to buy one piece.

Understanding the watch condition

You might cringe at the thought of wearing clothes from second-hand stores, which is totally fine by the way. But luxury watches are a whole different story. You can choose to buy a new piece, or one that has been in use, collected back, carefully serviced and returned to sale, for a more affordable price. Alternately, you can opt for a vintage piece dating back to decades ago, and owned by several watch lovers in the past, carrying memories and the dust of times.

Just do it

Once you’ve done your research, choose the model and its condition, there’s just one more step to go. Review all the information once again, and click that buy button. Given you have performed all the research, it’s highly unlikely you’ll go wrong about your choice, but even if you feel like the item you received isn’t quite right for you, there’s still time to return and reconsider. If it lives up to or exceeds your expectations though, which happens in most cases, then you’re about to embark on a very exciting journey with your new go-to accessory.

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