How to Afford a Luxury Watch while on a Budget
If you are in the market for a luxury watch but are on a tight budget, it can be extremely difficult to enjoy your hobby. Luckily, there are some options and websites you can consider finding the watch of your dreams without breaking the bank.
Look For Indie Watch Makers
Some of the best deals that you might not be considering are those of indie makers. With these young and independent companies trying to break into the market, the price of their timepieces are typically ideal for those on a budget.
On top of that, a lot of the owners of these companies are luxury watch lovers, meaning that they know what an enthusiast is looking for in a timepiece. However, one of the bigger downfalls of this is that since these companies may not have as many resources, their products have potential to be less durable.
Sell Old Possessions
A way to afford the item you want is to sell old items that you might have no use for anymore on websites such as eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace. Often overlooked, this option will help you earn money while also simultaneously cleaning out your room, apartment, or house in no time. By reducing the clutter around your home and selling it, you will start adding money to your watch fund in no time.
Check Forums and eBay
One of the best ways to find a luxury watch on a budget is to search timepiece forums and to constantly check eBay. Both of these are viable options.
A perk of eBay is that the person may not be entirely too sure of what exactly they are selling. Sometimes, with eBay, the seller is trying to get rid of things around the house and may not be aware of the high-quality timepiece they are selling. Because of this, you may have the opportunity to score a better deal.
A benefit of forums is that people selling the timepiece will have a better understanding and appreciation of the product. Because of this, it may be in better condition and the seller may cut you a better deal.
With forums, you will have the chance to ask questions about the timepiece at hand, as the type of site allows for a more back and forth conversation. However, with eBay you have to be careful because you don’t necessarily have the option to ask questions and are constantly trying to outbid other people vying to win the auction.
While not exactly a secret, one option that can sometimes get overlooked when trying to afford a luxury item is simply saving up. If you pick an amount to save up each week, whether it be $5 or $10, you can over time save up enough. You can even go as far as saving a certain percentage from each of your paychecks. Once you have enough, you will be able to afford the luxurious prize you are pining for.
Overall, these are just a few of the ways you can afford a luxury timepiece while trying to save money. There are many more options out there but these can help get you started on your path to luxury in no time.
Craig Scott is the editor at LuxAuthority and is trying to balance both his budget and his credit card balance. He likes to live lavish and treat himself when the opportunity allows it. He loves the newest tech, old cars and the smell of rich mahogany and leather bound books as well!
If you are considering buying online you may be interested in reading the “How to choose a watch for your wrist size” article here.