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Guide To Buying Your First Designer Watch

Consider the watch's brand, your personal style, latest fashion trends and the watch's movements or mechanics before your first designer watch.


Buying your first designer watch is an exciting time. Maybe there’s a particular style or design that you’ve always wanted meaning you know exactly what you’re going for but if there’s not then it can be a little daunting to know what to pick. With so many designs, metals, styles and brands to choose from it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed. We’ve put together some top tips to help make your first designer watch purchase a little bit easier.

  • Watch's Brand
  • Personal Style
  • Fashion Trends
  • Watch's Movements

Watch's Brand

One of the first things to think about is which designer brand you want to go for. Watch Pilot stocks various leading brands including Michael Kors and Armani meaning you have plenty of options available. Have a browse on the site and see which designers stand out to you personally, you never know, this could be the start of a whole collection!

Find a watch from the luxury watch brands.

Personal Style

When choosing your first designer watch it’s important to think about your own personal style and what kind of watch would compliment it well. If you tend to opt for more classic pieces then choosing a simple and timeless gold or silver watch could be a good option. If you enjoy incorporating vintage pieces into your style then opting for a vintage-inspired timepiece would add an extra special touch to your outfits. Also consider if you tend to wear more silver or gold jewellery so that you can ensure your new designer watch will fit in with your existing jewellery collection.

Fashion Trends

Timeless or fashion?

It’s worth thinking about whether you want the designer watch you buy to be a timeless piece that you’ll still be wearing for years to come or if you want it to be a current style that may be out of fashion in a few years. Considering this and thinking about your personal circumstance and what it is that you’re looking for is crucial to avoid disappointment in years to come.

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Watch's Movements

An element that is often overlooked when buying a new designer watch up is the watch make up and mechanics. It’s important to do a little research into how the watches have been made and the different ways in which they function in order to ensure you pick the one that’s right for you. Some of the mechanical things to think about include the watch movement with options ranging between mechanical, automatic or Quartz.

It’s also important to think about if you want your watch to have any additional features such as additional dials showing the date, the ability to show different time zones, stopwatch capability or even one that shows the moon phases as well.

Here at WatchPilot we have a vast selection of discount designer watches for you to choose from and our customer service team are on hand to help you with any queries you may have.


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