Whether you're treating yourself or splashing out on someone special, a watch is a statement gift that will stand the test of time. However, buying a watch as a gift is not something to be taken lightly.
Follow these simple steps to make sure you pick the perfect timepeice.
1. What's the occasion?
Party, promotion or just to say 'I love you' - what is the gift celebrating? As a high quality gift, watches are deeply meaningful presents, so make sure the occasion suits.
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Put yourself in your giftee's shoes; are they a flamboyant or shy person? Do they like bold colours or more traditional styles? Pick a watch that suits your recipient's personality.
If its bold colours, then choose a vivid colour for the watch strap. Red, pink, blue, white, and even green - there's plenty to choose from.
If you are unsure if the person is into bold colours or not you can chose a striking dial. A bold colour in the dial will add an eye catching element to the watch without going all-out.
For the person who prefers their watch to have a more classic style, a minimalist choice is best. A brown or black leather strap is a nod to the traditional watch style and perfect for anyone looking for that vintage look.
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5. What kind of watch strap do they usually like to wear?
The choice of strap comes down to personal taste. Leather offers the best option for comfort, whilst mesh straps offer a sturdy yet stylish alternative. You can gauge someone’s preference based on their previous watches, or simply ask what their preference is. If you're still keen to harnass the element of surprise, then a watch with easily interchangeable straps makes for the perfect choice - allowing the wearer to pick a leather or mesh strap as they wish.