- 30 May 2018
Grads and Dads: Finding the Perfect Watch for the Men in Your Life
College graduations are in full swing and Father's Day is around the corner, so it’s time to give thought to the perfect gift for your brilliant son, top-notch father or wonderful husband. We have the answer: a gift of time in the form of a watch on the wrist.
Today, time is omnipresent on our cell phones, dashboards, computers and more, but that is precisely what makes a watch so special. Every time he glances at his wrist he will be reminded of the fact that you cared enough to give him a statement that offers time and distinction. The cell phone just can't make the individual and personal statement that a watch can make. A timeless gift, a watch also shows that you took the time to consider his likes, hobbies and interests. Not sure what type of watch to get? Here, we bring you four important factors to consider when buying a watch.
Consider Your Budget. It is important to note that there is a watch to fit every wallet size. From affordable to over the top, there is great variety on the market. Before you even consider which watch, though, have a budget in mind. It's OK to deviate from that budget a little, but starting with a budget puts you at ease with the process of selection. Have an opening price in mind, and a cap off price, and don't be afraid to tell the sales associate helping you in the store where your budget lies.
Buy from a reputable, authorized retailer. This will bring you peace of mind that the watch is covered under warranty or guarantee, and that if the recipient wants to exchange it, that won't be a problem.
Think about the person you are buying for. What are his hobbies or interests? Is he a sports enthusiast who may like a chronograph, a car lover who may like a watch with auto-inspired detailing. Does he dive, or swim, or sail? There is a watch genre for every type of sport, even camping, hiking and running. Also, think about the person's age or career path. If you're buying for a graduate, a nice clean stylish watch with a sporty, chic appeal that can go from work to weekend is a great choice. Buying for the father of your children? He may want something more sophisticated or complex, especially if he already owns some watches.
Think about where the person lives. Some watches may be better suited to certain climates than others, thanks to the strap or bracelet. For instance, warmer climates are great for bracelets so the strap doesn’t get clammy or sticky on the wrist. Cooler climates are great for leather straps, where metal could feel cold. Water lovers may want a rubber strap that can easily get wet time and again.
Still not sure? No problem. Stop in any time and let our knowledgeable staff help you work out the answers and find the perfect gift of time for the grad or dad in your life.
Credits: Images courtesy of Shinola, Movado, TAG Heuer