We all pick our little luxuries in life. Whether it be pricey skincare and makeup, facials and spa visits, high-end purses and shoes, or maybe fine dining, antiquing, traveling, hobbies, etc – it all comes down to what you have a passion for, and what drives you to spend that little bit extra. For me, those little luxuries are perfumes, and watches.
Although many people believe that watches are a thing of the past (now that we all carry around our smart phones), I will forever see them as classic and timeless, and essential statements to all of my outfits. They’re also one item that I wear practically every day, which to me justifies spending a little extra.
My love for watches has led me to purchase quite a few styles over the years, though I have yet to take the leap into the ‘luxury’ range. Of course, that hasn’t stopped me from making a wishlist of my favorites. ;) Here are some of the ones I’ve been eyeing:
My Luxury Watch Wishlist
How to Purchase Your First Luxury Watch
If you too are looking to buy your first high-end watch, or one to gift to a loved one, here’s a quick little guide to help you and things to consider:
Decide on a Budget
This is the first step really before making any large purchase in life. Knowing your limits will make shopping a whole lot easier and help eliminate the temptation to wander outside of your budget.
Decide on a Style
Think about your/your loved one’s style and lifestyle, including their work environment and even hobbies. This will help you narrow down the best fit style-wise, while also considering options from a more practical standpoint. For example, a watch with a leather band may not be the best option for someone who enjoys water sports or outdoor activities – rubber or stainless steel are going to be more durable, and require less maintenance.
Once you’ve decided on your budget and style preferences, it’s time to go window shopping! Shopstyle.com, for example, will let you browse hundreds of options from different sites, and you can filter by your price range, colors, brands, and more. If you’ve got your eye on a Chanel, Cartier, Hermes or other super luxe brand and don’t mind buying second hand, TheRealReal.com is another fun site to browse.
Enjoy It & Protect It
Once you’ve made your purchase, it’s time to enjoy it (or gift it to your loved one for them to enjoy!). It’s also equally important to take care of it, even if that means buying jewelry insurance to protect against accidents, loss, etc. – things that can happen no matter how careful we are.
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, for example, offers repair or replacement coverage that includes worldwide travel protection for all types of jewelry and watches. Coverage includes loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance (unexplained loss), giving you an extra level of protection that often goes beyond what may be covered by typical homeowners or renter’s insurance. That way, you can fully enjoy your new watch, and feel confident to wear it whenever and wherever.
Will you be gifting a watch/jewelry for yourself, or someone special, this holiday season?
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