What to look for when shopping for cool watches under $200
Here are 6 things you need to focus on when buying:
This should be your main focus when buying watches under $200, style is more important even than moving parts. Always look for the watch that gives you that “This is the one” feeling. And make sure it fits your lifestyle and the events you attend.
2. Look for Quartz Movement
The Japanese Quartz Movement is your best bet considering the price, you should buy Mechanical watches only if you’re ready to spend more. A lot more.
Mechanical movements are crafted by skillful watchmakers and generally are chosen over quartz when it comes to expensive luxury watches. They have an increased level of quality and craftsmanship.
But this doesn’t make quartz movements bad, even Swiss brands like Patek Phillipe use them in their watches. Quartz movements don’t require much maintenance, are very accurate and don’t cost a fortune.
3. Don’t buy used watches
Don’t even bother considering buying used watches in the entry level ($200-$500), from sites like eBay or similar websites. If you don’t have enough money simply save more and buy it new. Buying new guarantees the quality provided by the retailer. Second-hand? Not so much, it’s more of a gamble.
4. Keep it simple
Don’t buy watches engraved with stones, gems and so on. It will only make your watch look less expensive and unstylish. Stick with it something more simple. The bling-bling is not everything about a watch. A watch is something which reflects your personality and gives other the right impression about you.
Simple doesn’t necessarily mean bad.
When shopping for watches make sure to look out for the warranty it is quite important. The retailer should offer at least 3 years warranty if you see anything else below that don’t even think to buy.
Popular sites like Amazon will warn you about it when the product is added to your cart. In some cases, the warranty is carried through Amazon itself. However, the warranty will not be a problem if you take good care of your watch. The only maintenance you’ll have to do is clean it and change the batteries from time to time.
I think everybody wants their watches to be authentic. Am I right? If you don’t care much about it then you need to. Nothing is worse than buying bogus looking watches. That’s why we made sure to craft only unique watches under $200.