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4 Things to Consider in Gifting a Watch

by William Beel
Gifting a Watch

It is the gift-giving season! When it is the holiday’s many presents are always given. One gift, in particular, can mean a lot to a certain person. And that is the watch. The timepiece is a luxury item, saved for the most intimate moments. If you bet your cards right, the watch can be an heirloom for many years.

When you plan to gift a watch, you have to consider many factors. One of which is the price; no watch comes cheap. In addition, the timepiece has many uses than being a fashion accessory. And ask yourself: Is this the watch they’re looking for? Consider these four things when gifting a watch.

Look at the Design and Style

Many watches come in various styles. It can be casual, formal, or carefree. Some watches are meant for everyday wear, and some are saved for special occasions. Each timepiece offers its own size that fits on your wrist. But, of course, you can always get a smaller one if the size is too big for you.

For example, the average case of women’s watches is typically 28 to 33 millimeters. However, the size can also depend on the watch’s style. The same can be said for men’s watches. Your chosen design is risky since you will gift the watch.    

Know Their Preferences

There is no harm in asking about the person’s preferences. It can give you an impression of their likes and dislikes. For example, let us say they prefer the Seiko brand. Then, you can ask them any reason why they love their designs. Doing so can help you choose the right watch among the many Seiko 5 watches available.

Some of their preference can show another part of their personality. You do not have to ask immediately, but it depends on you. Giving a surprise is another option, yet you might miss the mark. Be mindful of what they like to avoid any mishaps.  

Select the Best Color

All watches follow a color combination. The common colors you will find are black, gold, silver, and sometimes, blue.

Some models follow one color for uniformity. And some watches have multiple colors that feature accents to stand out. The color is also dependent on the person’s taste in fashion. For example, if the person wears brown often, you can get the gold watch in one color or a two-toned color in gold and silver.

There are also limited-edition watches that use rare colors like white or yellow. These colors are rarely used because they are meant for a specific purpose. So it is all up to you what shade or hue works best for the special person.

Think of the Straps, Bracelets, and Casing

While most people think that gifting watches ends with the chosen model, it does not stop there. There may be a chance you get the option to have extra straps, bracelets, or casing in case. Any of these accessories can change the feel of the watch. If you keep the same casing, it can be a difficult choice once you find another strap that goes well with the case.

Changing a strap or bracelet can completely change the watch. And you must be careful of what you pair up with. If you do not know the person’s likes and dislikes, you may spend too much time getting the wrong watch. It will not be a problem when the accessories are what the person wants.

Wrap up

Gifting a watch can take careful planning. Being a luxury product, it is no wonder it holds a lot of value for the intended recipient. It can go beyond the holidays since the watch is rarely used as an everyday item. In the end, it is the thought that counts.

Luther Abrams

Author’s Bio:

Luther Abrams is quite a jack of all trades type of guy. He loves exploring new things and cultivating his knowledge every now and then. Today, he grows more and more interested in jewelry and watches and even writes about such things in his free time.

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