Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February has been coined as the month of love. It is the time of the year where girls expect their boyfriends or husbands to show affection for them through gifts and other lovely gestures.
Most of the time, what a man does on Valentine’s Day can further ignite a relationship or break it — and what better way to show your love for your significant other than to give them a lovely watch. But before you drive your way to a watch store to buy her a Omega womens watch, check out our advice below on how to buy the correct wristwatch for her.
The face of a watch is a crucial detail to consider before buying. Since this is the first thing that people will see, it must make a striking impression on the one you are gifting. Watches, especially women’s watches, have many kinds of designs with their pros and cons.
Some watches do not have numbers on the face to give the watch design more room to be displayed. In contrast, others have large numbers for better readability. The right watch will have a balance of design and functionality.
Watch size is another vital detail to consider before purchase. If the dial size is wrong, it will be uncomfortable to wear and look disproportionate to the wearer.
According to watch enthusiasts, you can determine the correct watch size by measuring your wrist. First, you will need to take a tape measure and wrap it around your wrist to know your wrist size. Once you have your wrist size, you can use a dial size chart to know which watch size is proportional to your wrist size. A woman with a small wrist usually wears a 32 or 28mm watch size.
The watch strap is also crucial when it comes to buying the right watch. Straps form part of the overall appearance of the wristwatch. So, it should complement the style and personality of the wearer.
When picking a strap, consider the color, material type, finish, and durability. Take into consideration when your partner will use the watch and how often she would wear it. An everyday use watch usually has plastic or leather straps since it is easier to change. While luxury watches for formal events have metal straps.
A watch is not only a fashion accessory but also a functional device that has daily use. So, the correct wrist watch should have features that can help the wearer with their daily tasks. Before you buy a watch, think about the needs of your partner.
Watches today have multiple functions aside from telling time. Many watches have date windows for convenience, and others have a chronograph sub-dial or a scratch-proof dial glass. If your partner works in dark areas having a backlight function or glow in the dark hands would be good. Your partner will appreciate it a lot if you get her a watch that is useful to her.
Water and Shock resistance
Resistance to environmental pressures is vital for a watch because this will affect its longevity and wearability. Watches designed for everyday use usually have strong shock and weather resistance so that it does not break easily from rainfall and everyday bumps on the street. A trade-off to high resistance, however, is a bulky casing and weight. Many everyday watches are made of plastic or stainless steel.
More luxurious watches are made of ceramic or gold which is not highly shock- or water-resistant. Damages to these kinds of watches are expensive to repair which is why they are usually worn for formal events rather than daily use. Titanium watches are best for everyday use while maintaining a luxurious design, but they are also one of the most expensive watches on the market.
The beauty of gifting a watch is the option to have a personalized message engraved on it. Having a message engraved on the watch is a sweet gesture that can show your love for your partner and remind them of you. But engraving options are not for all watches and are mostly offered on luxury watches. The watch material is also crucial if you want to have a message engraved on it.
Messages are often engraved on the back casing of a watch, but not all materials are engravable. Plastic and sapphire back casings are hard to engrave on. On the other hand, steel, titanium, and gold are the best back casing to engrave on because of their strength and malleability.
Lastly, the inner mechanism of the watch is important. If your partner is a watch enthusiast, she will appreciate it if you take the time to consider the clockwork mechanism of the watch you are purchasing. The clockwork of a watch is important because it gives the watch accuracy in telling time. If the clockwork mechanism is not precise, the watch would be too fast or too slow.
Watches with a quartz crystal are one of the most accurate timepieces in the market and are common everyday watches. But luxury watches are well-known for their precise mechanical clockwork that can rival quartz watches. Luxury watches rarely use quartz crystals on their timepieces.
When it comes to looking for a special Valentine’s day gift, watches are your best option. But buying any watch you can get your hands on does not make it valuable. You need to find the right watch for her to make it memorable. The right watch will fit your partner perfectly and have the right features she needs when she wears it.