Watch Wearing and Buying Tips for Every Man

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Watch Repair Shop ChicagoEvery man loves a watch, but if you’re a novice watch wearer/buyer then it can be difficult to make the right choice. So to help you, the best watch shop Chicago has to offer has compiled a list of the top buying tips for every man.

1. Choose a beater watch

You could easily spend $10 to $10,000 on a watch depending on your budget, and style. Remember you’ll be wearing your watch around the house, while playing with the kids and in nature. Therefore, you should try and choose something that won’t get damaged easily based on your lifestyle. This helps you experiment with a range of sports watches and appreciate the true nature of a “tool watch” whilst allowing you to keep your nicer and more expensive timepieces in good condition.

2. Don’t underestimate the power of changing straps

Changing your watch strap is something you can do to completely change the style of your watch. This is perfect if you need to match a particular outfit. Or, if you just want to update your watch, without buying a new one. Simply measure the width of the strap in millimeters and shop for a replacement.

3. Cleaning your watch isn’t complicated

It’s important to keep your watch clean and it’s easy to do so. Simply use a small amount of mild soap and warm water. Avoid very hot water or sonic jewelry cleaners as these can damage them.

4. Want to extend the life of a watch strap?

If you want to increase your watch’s strap life, then consider one with a deployment clasp or if not, then add one. It will stop you from bending the ends of the strap frequently when putting your watch on and taking it off, which will lengthen its life.

5. Invest in a timepiece for various occasions

Timepieces are quite like shoes, you’re not expected to have just one pair that will fit all situations. It’s good to think of a watch in the same way. It makes sense that you’ll need one for a casual situation and for a formal occasion, or even for sports, and everything in between.

6. Size matters when shopping for a watch

Don’t underestimate the importance of watch size. But how do you know if a timepiece is too small or too large for your wrist? They key is, the end of a watch – or the “lugs” – should never extend beyond the edge of your wrist. It should also never appear to be larger in diameter than your wrist, no matter how large the watch is. On the flip side, if a watch is too small then the end of the case or the lugs come close to reaching the end of your wrist. This will result in a watch that appears petite.

We hope that these tips will help you find great luxury watches in Chicago. If you’re in search of a local watch repair shop, then head to the best Chicago watch store available: Swiss FineTiming.