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Top 5 Things to Look for When Buying a Luxury Watch

Do you know what to look for in luxury watches? It's more than just the fit or the look. Buying a luxury watch involves other things, too, such as the company's reputation and your lifestyle.

For over 60 years, we have sold customers the best in watches, so we know the way to find the right one. Here are the top five things to consider when buying a luxury watch.

1. Budget

You will have to pay a pretty penny to get the best watch out there. Research what you like ahead of time, so you have a rough idea of the price range for your preferred watches. Then, look for the best deal.

Remember that pricing may include more than just how much the watch costs. For instance, Little Switzerland offers duty-free prices and a financing plan that may allow you to get up to 36 months of no-interest payments. This can save you money if you plan to buy a watch on vacation.

2. Lifestyle

If you love adventure sports and spend your weekends kayaking and climbing mountains, then you probably want a sports watch like a Tag Heuer that you can wear on those excursions. Likewise, if you spend most of your time in the boardroom, a professional-looking luxury watch such as a Rolex may be a better fit. Think about where you will wear the watch before you make your purchase.

3. Brand

Reputation means a lot in the world of luxury watches. Many watch companies have been around for a long time, which means they have earned their reputations from their numerous customers over the years. Investigate what the brand is known for in order to make the best decision. Some factors to consider include:

  • Quality
  • Design
  • Price

4. Features

You may want your watch to perform certain tasks, such as timing your speed intervals around a track or resisting water when you go swimming. Not every watch has every feature, so get a thorough rundown on the capabilities of each watch under your consideration. Popular features you may find appealing include:

5. Size

This may be the most important part of your decision. Your watch should feel comfortable, or else you won't want to wear it. Look for a strap that fits snugly around your wrist but doesn't pinch. If you take it off and can see indentations in your skin, the strap is too tight. Also, size up the watch face. Does it look too small on your wrist? Too big? Trying on multiple watches will help you decide what looks just right.

If you ask yourself all of these questions before making your purchase, you should find a watch perfect for your needs. When you shop at Little Switzerland, you can consult with our personal shopping team to narrow down your choices. Visit one of our locations in the Caribbean and Key West, contact us online or call (877) 800-9998 to shop by phone.