Friday, May 24, 2013

An Idiot's Guide to Luxury Watches

Anyone involved in a white-collar line of work should be somewhat familiar with luxury wristwatches. For the few business people that spend money on a nice watch they will no doubt be impressed if you spot it and say something like, "Hey, nice watch! That's a Panerai isn't it?"

The most common luxury watch brands you'll encounter are Rolex, Cartier, Panerai, TAG Heuer, Breitling, and Omega. They all look distinctive and are fairly easy to spot. For those of you interested in buying a nice watch yourself please do your research and buy from a reputable source. Fakes are numerous and you can get burned easily. If you want to save money you're better off buying used from a reputable pawn shop or jeweler than from a fly-by-night internet sight.

There's a great book that comes out yearly called the Wristwatch Annual. It has pictures, prices, and details for all the latest watches on the market. This book is great for anyone looking to train their eyes to easily identify any luxury watch out in the wild or for anyone looking for a thorough buyer's guide.