How to choose a luxury watch that you won't regret buying!
Recently, attention to high-end wristwatches is increasing, and the number of people who are thinking about buying a wristwatch for the first time is increasing.
Some of the customers who actually bought it regretted it for various reasons and immediately traded it in for purchase.
(Of course, at Moonphase, we do our best to help you choose a watch that you won't regret!)
As a voice of regret seen on SNS,
"It's good that I bought it, but I don't have as many opportunities to use it as I thought..."
"I'm tired of design"
"I didn't expect the price to drop so much when I sold it."
There are various opinions such as "I didn't have the functions I wanted".
Therefore, this time, I will explain "how to choose a watch that you will not regret".
If you are thinking of buying a luxury watch for the first time, please read it.
When buying a luxury watch
First of all, there are some points when choosing a luxury watch.
- Brand x Design x Function
- Is it for work or for personal use?
- Until what age do you plan to use it?
- how much does maintenance cost
- What about resale power?
In this article, we will explain the above points in order.
1.Brand x Design x Function
The first point is to strike a balance between the model you need and the model you want in terms of brand x design x function.
Most customers often narrow down the model they are looking for based on the above three factors.
Some people may not have a very good image when they hear about choosing a wristwatch by brand, but in fact, it can be said to be one of the very important points when choosing a wristwatch.
The background and concept of the brand are very closely related to the design and function.
For example, if it is a brand made for pilots, there are many models with high functionality such as visibility, chronograph, and unit conversion.
In the case of brands that sell practicality, they are made with an emphasis on being hard to break rather than many functions and excessive specifications.
It can be said that by knowing the brand, you can understand the design and see the necessary functions.
From a functional point of view, if there are many unnecessary functions, the number of parts will increase, and the risk of failure will increase.
As will be described later, maintenance costs are also involved, so when choosing a watch, it is important to balance the three elements of brand, design, and function.
2. Is it for work or for personal use?
The second point is whether it is for work or for private use.
Even with the timepiece you have chosen, there are many concerns such as "It's hard to wear it at work and I don't have many opportunities to wear it..." or "It's hard to match it with my casual clothes...".
If you are looking for a suit for work, for example, if you wear a suit, one of the points may be whether or not it fits in your shirt.
If you have a job where you can see your watch, you don't have to wear it on your sleeve.
Also, if you go out a lot, you may get stuffy with sweat if you wear a watch with a leather strap.
In such a case, it is better to choose a watch with a bracelet.
In the case of private use, there are various fashion styles such as neat casual, sporty, old clothes, etc., so many people choose according to that.
There are rubber belts that are strong against sweat and water, but even if the sporty impression is too strong for work, it is easy to choose for private use and you can coordinate it according to your own style.
In addition, large wristwatches and case materials other than stainless steel (ceramic, gold, etc.) are popular because they are easy to choose for private use.
3. Until what age do you plan to use it?
The third point is how old you plan to use it.
I don't think there are many people who think about letting go from the purchase stage, but it is an important point when choosing a watch.
That should be true, not only are there watches that can be used for a lifetime, but there are also watches that can be handed down to children and grandchildren.
There are many models of such watches that are immutable in terms of design and are called masterpieces, and they tend to be a little expensive.
Conversely, the unchanging design makes it difficult to stand out, and some people feel that it is a little plain for the price.
Therefore, if you do not plan to use it for the rest of your life or have no intention of handing it down from generation to generation, we recommend that you consider it with a guideline such as how old you can wear your favorite design.
As I will explain later, you can easily sell your watch, so if you get tired of the design or your lifestyle has changed, please contact us for a trade-in purchase.
4. How much does maintenance cost?
The fourth point is about the maintenance fee.
Watches, whether mechanical or quartz, always require regular maintenance.
In the case of mechanical, it is overhaul (disassembly and cleaning), and in the case of quartz, it is battery replacement and mechanical replacement.
In addition, it may be necessary to repair consumables and exterior parts due to aging.
However, if properly maintained, a watch can be used semi-permanently.
So far, I have given you a good image of maintenance, but in fact, there is a big pitfall in the maintenance fee.
The maintenance fee for a watch varies greatly depending not only on whether it is mechanical or quartz, but also on how many functions it has.
For example, a watch with a chronograph (stopwatch function) is about 1.3 times more expensive to overhaul than a simple three-hand watch (time display only).
Other than that, it is the same when there is a complicated calendar (triple calendar or day date) etc.
Basically, as the number of parts increases, the price tends to increase due to the complexity of the machine inside.
If you choose a watch with many complicated functions because it has a cool design, it is better to consider the maintenance fee before making a decision, so that you will not regret it when you need to repair it.
5. How about the resale power?
The last point is about resale power.
Recently, the asset value of wristwatches has been attracting attention, and more and more people are concerned about resale power.
Resale power is the range of decline when traded in.
Watches with high resale power tend to have many popular watches and rare pieces that are hard to get.
If you choose a minor model just because it doesn't wear on other people, it may be much lower than the amount you bought at the time of trade-in purchase. will increase.
Also, in the case of a watch with complicated functions, the maintenance fee is high, so the resale potential may be low.
Of course, it is also good to choose a design that you like and that you do not wear it with other people, but if you choose without considering resale, you will regret it when you let it go. and···.
Especially if you buy it at a fixed price, the condition will change from new to used, so the resale price will be larger than if you bought used from the beginning.
If you are concerned about resale, we recommend that you consider second-hand products of the same model.
How was that.
If you choose while keeping the above 5 points in mind, you will not regret your purchase.
We will support your full watch life, so please feel free to contact us even if it is trivial.