Ok, Black Friday is still in full swing and Cyber Monday is just around the corner, but guess what? Your next big shopping day is already approaching fast, so bear in mind discounted luxury watches make the perfect Christmas gift. You may have already taken this into account and found yourself a great deal in the Thanksgiving weekend bonanza, but it you still have someone special to buy for, perhaps I can help.
The Perfect Christmas Gift
We`ve all been there. What do you buy the person who has everything? It’s always difficult to think of the perfect Christmas gift for that someone special, even if you have an idea of what they like. But instead of opting for the ubiquitous cologne and designer shirts why not take the next step and give a designer watch as a gift that says so much about the receiver.
With so many watch brands and styles, it’s a headache knowing where to start. But start thinking about what the receiver of the gift already has, and what might benefit their collection.
Do they have a preferred fashion brand or do they lust after a luxury Swiss timepiece? Have they got draw full of sports watches, or dress watches? What is it they don’t seem to have? Regardless of whether a watch is the quintessential Christmas gift, it’s only going to work if you get it right.
The Question Of Watch Styles
Take a look their collection and see what they have, and you’ll soon understand what they will appreciate on Christmas day. You’ll already see their preferred style in terms of colors, materials, watch size, but now you need to ask yourself if anything is missing and whether you want to introduce a new design or add to the original theme. This, of course, is your personal choice and depends if you want to see them with a new and different style. If you are staying with the original themes then ask yourself if they need a Dress Watch for dinner parties, Sports watch for their favorite pastime, an Aviator watch for flying or probably just for show, or maybe a Dive watch for those summer holidays.
A Dress watch is notable in that its subtlety is its identity, and never overshadows your overall appearance. A true Dress watch should have a plain face, possibly without markers and only hour and minute hands, but tastes vary and rules are not written in stone. Like any model or style, this can be expensive or cheap, but for the sake of this piece, I would recommend the modest Citizen Eco Drive.
Sports watches are varied with many different functions depending on the wears requirement. Many Sports watches now are ‘Smart Watches’ but for my money, I would recommend something conservative like this Sports Timex Men’s Expedition in Black.
The Aviator watch can be a super complicated instrument and can cost many thousands of Dollars, but the good news here is many good quality Aviator watches can be found at very reasonable prices. The Invicta Aviator GMT, for example, is available and presently reduced from $695 to $89.99 which is one of the tempting deals I’ve seen for a long time.
Together with the Aviator watch, the Dive watch is a specialized style for specific purposes. While the Aviator is protected against magnetic fields and altitude, the Dive watch is protected from the high pressures found below the surface which reach many atmospheres above normal pressure. This Citizen Endeavor is another I would recommend for the job. It is good quality and well priced.
An alternative to all these could be a game changer. Have you ever given thought to a Designer Wood Watch? These are becoming more and more popular and seem to make an environmental stance because they use renewable materials, and of course, they really are a conversation starter.
One example of a popular and interesting wood watch is TheGarWood.
The Question Of Watch Brands
Which brand to buy could be as easy as falling off a log or a headache to end all headaches. If you’re lucky enough to have a special person that likes a particular brand then half the work has been done for you. If on the other hand, you have no idea then perhaps the best selling list for 2016 will help you out.
Fashion Brands Or Luxury Swiss Brands?
This is an impossible question to answer for you I’m afraid. Only you will know if your passion lies in a fashion branded watch or a luxury Swiss watch that sells itself on based on the master watchmakers craftmanship. What I would say as a general rule is the Swiss luxury watches will, in general, be much more expensive in comparison with fashion brands.
This is only a general rule because it’s totally possible to find Swiss built watches at very affordable prices, and equally, some fashion branded watches are super expensive. The basic rule here is knowing if you’re looking for a Fashion or Swiss Luxury, watch then start shopping around.
The Question Of Watch Costs.
Everything comes down to one thing at the end of the day: Cost. But how do you know where to find affordable watches? My advice to you is to know what you are looking for as I mentioned above and then set a budget. Then you can start shopping around in earnest and I can point you in the right directions here. There are many online watch stores, some better than others but the good news is you have a resource to use to find the best discount watch stores to search for your preferred brand and model.
This resource has been created to help you understand what online watch stores are out there and which ones are the best to look at. The review page is a list and a review of my list of best online stores which I have awarded stars, using a star rating system 1 star being poor, 4 stars being excellent.
It is important to know that I do have an affiliate relationship with a few of these stores listed but certainly not all. I’d also like you to know that I have not awarded the highest star rating to those stores I affiliated with but on the customer feedback and customer services. If you see a store with a low star rating please take the time to read the customer feedback to understand why the star rating is low. Many times, the rating suffers due to uncontrollable circumstances like late delivery, or something very small that was out of the control of the store.
Please read my best Discount Watch Stores Review page here.
Pros and Cons of Discount Watch Stores.
Big discounts = Low prices
More choice on brands
More choice on models
Need to wait for delivery
Can not try it on in the shop
Can not take it home the same day
I have been writing about discount watch stores for some time now and I don’t see any other way of getting your hands on your favorite watch at such low prices. The options are available and you can take advantage of them knowing there is nothing to lose. Do your homework and find the best discount store for your needs and get the best price on your dream watch. For more ideas on gift shopping please read my posts, Christmas Gift Ideas For Men, and Best Christmas Gifts For Men.
Remember to pay using your credit card so, in the unlikely event, something goes wrong you’re covered.
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