How do I buy a watch? In fact, this is a problem that even senior watch fans are sometimes confused. With the changes in economic conditions, aesthetic consciousness, brand concepts, consumption levels and tastes, each watch fan will have more or less doubts about their choices.
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First, let’s take a look at the meter purchase plan for the average person. The first step: As a newcomer to the workplace, your budget may be around 5,000 yuan, and a little more can reach 10,000 yuan. Step 2: After working for two years, I had some savings and started yearning for ‘name’ watches such as Longines and Tudor. Step 3: After working for three years and saving more, we will consider entry models of Omega or higher brands, such as IWC.
Step 4: When the upper and middle leaders have requirements on the functions, the moon phase, flyback, timing and other functions come into your sight. Step 5: Become senior leaders, Lange, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin began to consider. Step 6: The identity position is no longer a problem. The focus of the watch has shifted to complex functions. It is not three questions, tourbillon, and perpetual calendar.
With regard to how to buy and change watches, ‘one step at a time’ is the consistent thinking of many people. This is not only referring to the watch, but not only your first watch. We will follow this thinking when buying valuables. consider.
We mentioned earlier that the habit of buying watches is ‘step by step.’ But everyone knows that ‘step by step’ is just a misunderstanding. As newcomers in the workplace who have just entered the society or are still struggling at the bottom, although we have limited capabilities, we always want to buy the most expensive watches within our capabilities.
The starting point is good, but in fact, only the entry models of most brands can be purchased with a budget of about 10,000 yuan. Although the brands are good and the prices are cheap, the entry models are always a bit misleading. As time goes by, this watch becomes Chicken ribs, should you change them or keep wearing them?
So it is best to resist the urge to buy a good watch at one time. Of course, if you really like it, then start with it. After all, you can’t buy a ‘like’ for how much money.
I further talked about the six steps I just bought, but the first three steps are basically wasteful. From the perspective of value preservation, most watches are not eligible for value preservation, let alone the entry-level watches we buy.
Of course, some people will definitely say that you don’t consider the value preservation when buying your own watch. Then let me tell you the truth. From the ‘heart’ of a watch, in the first three steps, you can buy a few models of the brand except for Glashütte, Rolex and other brands. Most brands’ movements are either quartz or ETA. .
同轴 Omega coaxial movement
No matter how finely polished and remodeled the ETA movement is, the high-end, observatory-grade rather than rough-grade, and machining-grade movements cannot cover the essence of its ETA. Of course, this is not to say that the ETA movement is not good, but that the price is not high.
Another misunderstanding is that you don’t need to do your homework before buying. Although it is a junior model, for new graduates in the workplace, spending 5,000 to 10,000 to buy a watch is also a large expenditure.
图 Omega movement diagram
唯一 The only thing many people know before buying a watch is the mechanical or quartz, Citizen grade, and the endorsement of Huang Xiaoming … In fact, doing homework does not only understand these information.
Do not do too much homework, all you have to do before buying a watch is to choose a few target brands, and have an idea of the approximate price, appearance requirements and basic functions. In this way, even if they listen to the clerk’s recommendation, they will know what watch they want.
When we are shy, we can include automatic watches from Citizen, Seiko and other brands in the purchase list, and even the high-end Swatch can be considered.
米 Omega Professional Dive Watch
Next, when we get rich, we can jump directly from step one to step four. Prepare a budget of 50,000 yuan. Omega, Rolex, and Panerai are all brands that can be considered. If you don’t know what to choose, we will go straight to the most classic styles, such as Rolex Black Water Ghost or Green Water Ghost. .
As for the choice of function, it is enough to bring a normal calendar window with a normal watch. If you pay special attention to functions and have more economic strength, you can directly ask the three questions, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, etc. As for low-end brand moon phase, flyback and other functions, it is not recommended to start, if it is Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe this level of moon phase, flyback function is still worth collecting.
The front is mostly from cost performance and function
Let’s think about it, let’s take a look at how to buy a watch from the perspective of appearance. Practicality is the first key. Since it is the first watch in life, it will not be short. Wild is a necessary condition, and whether it is practical should also be carefully considered.
The appearance of the watch is most importantly consistent with the nature of the work. If you need a suit and shoes for your work, a leather strap or stainless steel is the natural choice. If you wear casual clothes more on weekdays, the sports style is also harmless, and you can Try the rubber strap.
As for the dial size, look at your preferences and the temperament of the entire person. You can choose a large dial for sunny and outgoing, and a slightly smaller dial for quiet and elegant.