If you have been thinking about purchasing a new timepiece to celebrate stepping into middle-aged life as a man, the odds are pretty good that you’re looking at some of the better options out there – the kind of options that cost more than $1000.
This is why you were going to need to make sure that you are making the right purchasing decision, and not just snapping up the shiniest Rolex you can find just because you’re dealing with a bit of a midlife crisis.
In order to help you find the perfect watch for your needs and your budget, we’ve included the inside information below.
- 1 Go into this process looking for the watch that YOU want to purchase
- 2 Prepare yourself with as much research and due diligence as humanly possible
- 3 Go with your gut when facing multiple options
- 4 Fall in love with the hunt
- 5 Be on the lookout and keep your radar up for deals that seem too good to be true
- 6 Always compare multiple watch options against one another
- 7 The Internet is going to be your best friend when searching for a new watch
- 8 Be smart about the finances behind this purchase
- 9 Get as much inside information about your purchase as possible
- 10 Protect yourself and your investment going forward
Go into this process looking for the watch that YOU want to purchase
The first thing that you need to do when it comes time to purchase your new timepiece is to get crystal-clear about the kind of watch that YOU want to own and not the kind of watch that you feel like you have to buy to impress others.
A lot of people go into this purchasing decision with some kind of preconceived notion that they have to buy the kind of watch that other people’s will be jealous of. And while that may be part of your purchasing decision, you aren’t going to want to go forward with a watch purchase only because you want to draw attention to yourself. Make sure that you are buying this watch because YOU want to own it – and not because you are trying to impress others.
Prepare yourself with as much research and due diligence as humanly possible
There are going to be a lot of different choices available to you what it comes time to make this purchasing decision.
The timepiece industry is gigantic, and though there are dozens and dozens of different brand names that everyone on earth would recognize, there are hundreds and hundreds more that offer great timepieces as well.
You are really going to want to almost lose yourself in the research and due diligence phase of this purchasing decision, really going on the hunt for an amazing time these that will make you happy with your decision.
Go with your gut when facing multiple options
At the end of the day, you and you alone are going to be the person that is strapping this new watch on your wrist and wearing it on a day to day basis.
That means that you are going to have to trust your own gut instincts when it comes time to make this decision, especially when you are facing multiple timepiece options and could go either way. By all means, reach out and try to get help from anyone and everyone willing to offer it when you are getting ready to pull the trigger on this purchase – but realize that you and you alone are going to be responsible for this decision.
Fall in love with the hunt
There is nothing wrong with walking into a jewelry store and walking out with the first watch that you fall in love with, but there is certainly something special about really doing your research and then hunting for the watch that you have come to dream about night after night.
A lot of people fall in love with the hunt even more than owning the new timepiece that they have purchased. Middle-aged men become some of the most enthusiastic collectors of timepieces mostly because of how exciting the hunt can be, and then there is something even more exciting about swapping stories – or watches – with other timepiece collectors you meet along the way.
Be on the lookout and keep your radar up for deals that seem too good to be true
Even though the Internet is definitely going to be able to help you track down more timepiece options than you would have ever been able to find without it, it’s also going to show you a lot of deals that seem too good to be true – and they almost always are.
Make no mistake about it. You are going to be able to find great prices on amazing watches when you shop online. That’s because the market is far larger, the deals are much more competitive, and there is a real pressure to win business against the global competition.
At the same time, it’s very (VERY) unlikely that you’re going to find deals that represent thousands and thousands of dollars in savings. Those are the kinds of deals you want to be on the lookout for.
Always compare multiple watch options against one another
It is going to be tempting to pull the trigger on a new watch purchase the second that you fall in love with one, but it’s always a better idea to compare multiple options before you pull out your wallet or credit card and take ownership.
Compare and contrast at least three different watches before you settle on one in specific. You won’t regret it.
The Internet is going to be your best friend when searching for a new watch
As we mentioned above, the Internet is definitely going to be a real help in your search for the best timepieces out there. As a middle-aged man, you likely have a lot of experience shopping online, but that doesn’t mean that all of your experiences going to translate over to shopping for luxury timepieces on the web.
Make sure that you’re only shopping with reliable and reputable dealers or retailers, and always make sure that you feel comfortable providing your payment information on sick your sites only.
Be smart about the finances behind this purchase
If you want to completely protect yourself and your purchase, you’re going to want to make sure that you pay for your timepiece order with a credit card that gives you the kind of protection you need and deserve.
If shipping is delayed, if you do not receive what you have ordered couple or if you deal with any other headache and hassle along the way, don’t be shy about contacting your credit card company and having them step in on your behalf.
Get as much inside information about your purchase as possible
Really pay attention to all of the testimonials and reviews that you’re able to gather online about the particular timepieces you are interested in.
This is the kind of inside information that will open your eyes in regards to your new timepiece, and will let you know whether or not you’re making a smart and savvy move or a poor investment. Take it straight from the horse’s mouth of other owners – they will have your best interests at heart.
Protect yourself and your investment going forward
At the end of the day, it’s really all about protecting yourself and your investment going forward.
You want to make sure that the timepiece you are purchasing will only appreciate in value, and it’s also a savvy move to purchase a watch storage case that helps you preserve its quality for as long as possible.
Nothing is quite as meaningful as a timepiece that is handed down from one generation to the next. They are amazing heirlooms, and hopefully you’ll be able to one day pass along your timepiece to someone that you care about. With the tips and tricks we’ve been able to provide above, that’s definitely going to be possible – and they are going to love it!