Watches are a great gift option for men, women and children alike – they’re stylish, practical and never go out of fashion. However, if you’re thinking of treating a loved one to a designer watch for Christmas, there are a few things you should consider before taking the plunge.
Watches are intended to be worn on a daily basis, so it’s important that your gift fits in well with the rest of the recipient’s wardrobe. If your lady tends to wear thin, dainty jewellery, a big bulky watch is probably not going to look good with her existing collection, or if a man tends to wear muted colours, it’s likely that he won’t want a brightly coloured design. Shop around and find something that suits their personal style – that way, your gift will become a treasured part of their everyday look.
It’s also important to consider the functions of a watch before you purchase. For most people, standard watch designs with readable faces will be sufficient, but if the person you are buying for leads a particularly active lifestyle (or is particularly clumsy!) you might be better off getting them a sports watch, as these tend to be more durable.
If you’re investing in a watch as a present, get the highest quality timepiece you can afford. This way, your gift will be able to be used for as long as possible. Quartz, Swiss, Japanese and analog movements tend to be tell-tale signs of a quality piece but if in doubt, ask your jeweller.
Here at Hatton Garden we have more than 50 stores with plenty of watch options for you to choose from. If you want to a buy a watch as a gift this Christmas, why not pay us a visit today?