Do you know the kind of watches available in the market? There are many types of watches you can choose from. The most common ones include vintage, analog, digital, automatic, dress, quartz, and chronograph watches. So, the next time you decide to go to a store to buy a watch, ensure you first know what kind of watch you want.
If you decide to buy a vintage watch, you must know what questions to ask and features to consider to ensure you get value for your money. Vintage watches are unique pieces that can serve you for extended periods and be a family heirloom.
To shop smart for a vintage watch, you need to ask whether it is keeping good time. It would help if you also asked about the watch’s provenance. This is to know where the watch comes from.
It would help if you also asked whether the case has gotten polished. A good vintage watch will have seen the polish wheel a few times. If it’s over polished, this can reduce its lifespan. Another question to ask is whether you will have it serviced later on.
The answer to this can be pretty tricky as you don’t want to buy a watch that will show signs of trouble that will need replacing. Another great question to ask is whether all the parts of the vintage watch are original. This is something an average person may not be able to comprehend.
But to know whether the vintage watch has original parts, start by checking whether the hands and markers have the same paint color. Also, check whether patina is patina.
Asking these questions can guarantee to buy a vintage watch worth your coins.
If you’re interested in this phenomenon, please take a look at the following infographic. It shows what features to look for in a vintage watch. In addition, the infographic makes it easy to understand this tricky concept. Check it out below.
Infographic designed by: Perpetual Calendar Chronograph overview