With so many watches and styles in the market, buying your first designer watch can be tricky. Unless you’re a watch connoisseur, you probably don’t know much about them. There was a time when wearing a watch was essential in order to keep track of time. Today, most young people rely on their phones for that but still, watches have not become obsolete. Purchasing a designer watch is still considered a milestone for many.

What makes designer watches different?

You may have owned watches in the past but probably not a luxurious, designer watch.Luxury watches are different to regular watches; they offer a lot more than time. Its style and craftsmanship cannot be compared to a regular watch. There’s an element of timelessness attached to it; its design and detail will be appreciated even a decade later.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind when buying a designer watch:

1.      Know the classics

You cannot appreciate modern timepieces without familiarizing yourself with their classic predecessors. Do some research and find out how the world’s greatest designer watch brands came to be and what their signature timepieces were.

2.      Know what you want from a watch

The purpose of the watch will help you determine the styles you should be looking into. Do you want a flashy timepiece to wear on special occasions or do you want something that is more versatile and can be worn every day.

3.      Buy from a transparent retailer

Luxury watches do not come cheap so make sure you aren’t getting ripped off and are buying from a reliable, certified retailer that can be trusted.

4.      Discounts

As new models come, older watches are often discounted. Everyone loves a good discount but bear in mind that luxury watches only allow discounts to a certain point. If you’re shocked by the relatively low price of a luxury watch, there’s a good chance it isn’t authentic.

5.      Don’t forget insurance

Luxury watches are expensive so put your mind at ease by purchasing from a retailer that provides insurance and a warranty.

At Solitaire Jewelers, we provide designer watches from around the world. We have efficient designer watches for men and women from brands such as Chopard, Cartier, BVLGARI and more. We also offer extravagant luxury watches from Rolex, Piaget and others.

Scan through our collection of watches online or head over to our store in Honolulu, Hawaii for a closer look.