A wristwatch grows with you – in age, style, and season as a timepiece and a statement accessory. If it’s style your interested in you don’t have to spend a bundle to get the look you want. J. Crew, Fossil, and Kenneth Cole New York are just a few quality brands that have stylish watches priced around $100. A hefty price tag doesn’t always guarantee sartorial satisfaction but for a watch that will last a lifetime the investment is worth it. No matter what amount you are willing to spend never settle when it comes to quality. Here are a few quality signs to look out for when purchasing a watch:
- Weight – The components that make up a watch should give it a substantial heft. If it feels cheap it probably is.
- Fakes – Unfortunately counterfeiters can be found in every industry. Imitation may be the best kind of compliment but it’s also illegal. Watch out for inconsistent labeling or a deal that’s too good to be true (because it probably is).
- Movement – the hands of a watch shouldn’t make an audible tick-tock sound. If you can hear your watch it’s definitely not a good sign.