Picture the modern businessman or woman. Picture the clean lines of a tailored suit, or the elegant angles of a pair of pumps. Or imagine a group of friends and acquaintances out to dinner at a nice restaurant. Imagine the beautiful clothes, the clink of wine glasses and the sound of gentle music playing in the background.
In these scenarios, it’s important for your characters to look the part. Looking nice may not be the most important part of any occasion, but it certainly doesn’t hurt, either. And what better way to look your best than to complement your best look with some stylish jewelry and accessories. Why not accessorize with a show-stopping watch?
In today’s fashion, it’s difficult to picture any formal or business occasion where the attendees aren’t all wearing watches. In fact, they’ve become such an expected accessory that it’s more unusual for individuals to be found not wearing one than it is to be wearing one. Of course, just because everyone is doing something doesn’t always mean you should do it. Maybe you’ve even asked yourself, “Is it worth it to buy a luxury watch? Is it actually worth the investment?”
At Mountz Jewelers, we believe the investment is worth it. Today, we’re prepared to share with you seven reasons we think you should invest in an expensive luxury watch.
1. They Keep the Time
The first reason is also the most obvious one — a watch will keep the time for you. It helps you know when your next meeting starts, when your train will arrive and what time your date is. You have a busy life. Keeping track of the time is important and will help you stay on top of your busy schedule.
Of course, some might wonder why a watch is necessary to tell the time. After all, we live in an era where almost everyone carries a smart phone around in their pocket. Why should someone invest in a watch when they can just as easily look at their phone to see what time it is?
The answer is convenience. It’s impractical to be constantly taking a phone out of your pocket to check the time. Not only that, but it’s also seen as unprofessional. While you might only be checking the time, anyone watching you might not know that. They probably assume you’re checking to see if you have any new texts or emails.
A watch is also great for instances when you want to check the time subtly. If you’re sitting through a meeting that’s running long, or if you’re wondering how long you’ve been at a restaurant and if it’s acceptable to leave yet, it’s impolite to blatantly pull out your phone to check the time. A watch allows more subtlety — you can casually look down at your wrist without anyone noticing.
However, when it comes to watches, not just any watch will do. There are plenty of inexpensive watches out there that will get the job done, but their accuracy and longevity are questionable. Many inexpensive watches don’t keep a consistent time, running either too fast or too slow. This makes them unreliable. They’re also more susceptible to damage or simply growing old and dying. A high-quality watch, on the other hand, will keep a consistent time and serve you for a lifetime.
2. They’re a Good Investment
There’s no denying that buying a nice watch means spending a bit of money. A truly nice watch that will last for years to come won’t come for cheap. But it’s also going to be worth the investment in actual monetary terms.
Watches are composed of valuable materials, such as gold. The price of gold is only rising. What you can buy today might be worth a lot of money, but the same watch will almost certainly be worth more in the future.
3. They’re a Subtle Display of Achievement
No one wants to brag about how successful they are or how much money they have, but there’s nothing wrong with being proud of your achievements. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to treat yourself with a reward for all your hard work or accomplishments. Every time you look at your watch, you can be reminded of your successes and be proud of them.
4. They Cause Others to Take You Seriously
We’ve all heard the phrase, “The clothes make the man” — or the woman. While this certainly isn’t always the case, it’s impossible to deny that there will be times when people judge you based on your appearance. There will be times when you’ll be expected to look and dress a certain way, and people will make judgments about you based on the way you present yourself.
When these times come, it’s important to be able to rise to the occasion. Part of that means buying a nice watch and displaying it proudly on your wrist. People will see this and will subconsciously think of you differently. They’ll take you more seriously. Before you’ve even said a word, you’ll have already made a good first impression.
5. They Help Set You Apart
Everyone wants to fit in. That’s one of the reasons we wear watches. It’s expected of us, and it causes others to take us more seriously when we meet these expectations.
It might seem counterintuitive, then, to say that another benefit of watches is that they can help you set yourself apart and make a unique first impression. After all, everyone can wear a watch. But how many people can afford a truly nice, luxury watch? Wearing a watch that will be the envy of everyone who sees it places you in a unique category and makes people remember you long after you’ve parted.
6. They’re Objectively Beautiful
We’re all only human. We all like things that are aesthetically pleasing and intricately crafted. We like things that sparkle and catch the light. We like a little decoration — it’s a universally human trait.
A watch is a great way to combine utility and function with a little decoration. Few accessories are more visually appealing than an expensive, finely crafted wristwatch.
The wrist is also a great place to add a little decoration. While you might think that most people pay the most attention to a person’s face, their eyes or perhaps their hair, most people pay a surprising amount of attention to other people’s hands. After all, we shake hands with one another. We notice each other’s hands when we eat and gesture in accordance with a conversation. We hug one another. We fiddle with things when we have nothing better to do with our hands.
Because there’s all this motion associated with our hands, it’s a great place to add a little decoration where it will catch people’s eyes.
7. They’re a Treasure for Generations to Come
One of the benefits of a truly fine watch is how well-made it will be. If treated and cared for correctly, a luxury watch can become a true family heirloom, lasting for generations and passed from parent to child for years to come.
While no one wants to think about their own eventual passing or the passing of their children, there is an undeniable comfort and charm in the idea of buying something truly fine and elegant you can share with your children, and they can then share with their children. It’s a beautiful thing to imagine a watch as a kind of invisible thread connecting generations of your family and holding them all together.
Which Watch to Choose?
Assuming these reasons have convinced you it’s time to get out there and treat yourself to a nice watch, one big question remains: What watch do I buy?
At Mountz Jewelers, we have an impressive selection of watches to suit every style and occasion imaginable. A few of our favorites are:
The GMT Master has been around since 1955 when it was introduced as a pilot’s watch because it was ideal for those whose day-to-day jobs required them to travel long distances. This watch features a rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel as well as an additional 24-hour hand. The benefit of this design is that the wearer can simultaneously tell the time in two different time zones, or even three if they choose to rotate the bezel.
Since its release, the GMT Master has attracted more than pilots. Now many busy frequent travelers depend on this watch to keep them appraised of times around the globe. In addition to its phenomenal time-telling capabilities, wearers also enjoy this watch’s ruggedly attractive design that helps it look good for any occasion.
Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Submariner, however, is the large luminescent hour markers on the watch’s dial. These markers make it easy to tell the time no matter how dark it is.This is the latest incarnation of the original Submariner watch that launched back in 1953. This watch features a robust design and a high level of functionality. The design features a handsome Oyster case, a solid link Oyster bracelet and a graduated rotatable Cerachrom bezel.
The Oyster Perpetual design truly is a watch for all time. This style focuses on the best parts of classical and traditional watch designs. They stand apart from other watches as unrivaled examples of a universal and truly classic style. They combine beauty and simplicity of design with dependable functionality.
Ever since it debuted in 1963, the TAG Heuer Carrera is widely recognized as the ultimate sports watch. Worn by many famous racers, this watch was inspired by the most dangerous race on earth, the iconic Carrera Panamerican road race through Mexico.
The Carrera is easily recognized by its distinguishing features, including a wide-open and easy to read dial and its high level of performance and functionality.
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer is another shining example of the incredible things that can happen when you combine visual appeal and sheer functionality. This watch is rugged and will go through anything with you. It’s a professional diving watch, meaning it can survive just about anything. It’s also a tremendous style icon, however, that can match any outfit or occasion. Designed to withstand any amount of pressure, this watch will never crack.
So, Are Luxury Watches Really Worth It?
These are just a few of the fine watches available today. If you do decide you’re in the market to invest in a fine watch, these are excellent options, and there are many more just like them to choose from.
As you can see, there are so many reasons why it’s worthwhile to invest in an expensive watch. It will keep the time accurately and consistently. It will help display your status and cause others to take you more seriously. It’ll help you fit in, but it’ll also help you stand out from the crowd. A fancy new watch will look fantastic on your wrist and is the perfect accessory for any occasion. It will serve you faithfully and as the years go by, it could one day serve your children, their children and their children’s children. It’s a wonderful legacy to pass down.
If you’ve been asking yourself, “Should I buy a luxury watch?” we hope you’ll see that the answer is unquestionably “Yes.”
Get Your Watch at Mountz Jewelers
Here at Mountz Jewelers, we understand the importance of a quality watch. We understand what the purchase will mean for you today, and in the coming days. We understand it isn’t a decision you make lightly. We know a lot of thought goes into it, and we know everyone has different needs and means.
We also know there’s a perfect watch out there for everyone, and we’re committed to helping you find yours. At Mountz, we believe every customer deserves to be treated to the best jewelry shopping experience they’ve ever had. We offer knowledgeable and friendly customer service to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. With locations in Carlisle, Camp Hill and Colonial Park/Harrisburg, we’re easy to reach at whichever location is closet to you.