Things you should know before gifting a watch

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Men’s watches are a huge seller across the world, with a vast variation or styles, specifications and brands to choose from. It can be quite daunting as to where to start when deciding on the perfect watch for you or a loved one. Here at House of Watches we have over 130 years experience in fine jewellery and watches, making us the perfect place to find your ideal watch for yourself or to gift.

There are lots of things you should really think about before going ahead a gifting a watch to someone, as you could very easily get it wrong and waste a lot of money. However, if you get it right, a watch can be the best gift they receive.

Before purchasing any men’s or ladies watches, you really should make some time to work out what kind of watch he may need. Is he into sports? Does he wear a suit a lot? Is he a swimmer? What is his style, it may not seem much but this is hugely important to whether he will actually wear this watch or not. Take notice of the things he likes and the specifications he may need.

Something else that really should be thought about is what size will be right for him. Most men tend to have a larger faced watch but there are plenty of different size options to choose from. Normally the size variation is, 38mm is a medium, and 40mm to 49mm is a large and anything over 50mm is an extra large face.

It is also important to take into consideration the type of watch strap that may come with a watch. There are so many options to choose from. There is the option of a leather strap, a bracelet strap which may be made from titanium or stainless steel; some straps can also be made from rubber or plastic. The choices for straps will also vary on the style you are after, however there is always the option with most watch dealerships to purchase a strap separate to the one that comes with the watch.

Setting a budget is also important; you need to know how much you are willing to spend to get it right. Most of the time if you’re buying for a loved one, you will want to buy them something that is quality and you can do that for a much better price than you used to. There is the chance to purchase a good quality investment for less than £250, with great specifications and features.

Once you have determined the answers to these questions, you can begin to look into which brand offers you the most for what you are looking for. There are thousands of watches in stock at House of Watches from brands such as Casio, Tissot and Swatch. There is bound to be the perfect timepiece to gift to him, all it takes is a little be of research and you’re sure to gift him the perfect watch.

Head to House of Watches now to shop our large collection of different styles, specifications and grab yourself or your loved one the perfect timepiece.