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How to buy a watch online – a comprehensive guide Part 1

The advantages of buying your watch online are obvious: the volume of offers is extremely high. This will allow you to find exactly the watch you wanted for an excellent price. However, in the flood of information, it is easy to lose the overview. Additionally, there is a potential risk of scam. With this guide, we want to assist you in not getting lost in the deepness of the internet. To help you to buy a watch online.

Preparation for buying a watch online

Undoubtedly, to purchase the right watch either online or offline some preparation is always needed.

Find your style, before you buy anything
Find your style, before you buy anything

Know what you want

Before all else, you should identify what you want and need. What kind of watch fits your overall fashion style? What kind of complications do you appreciate and would support you in your everyday life? To get started on this you can refer to our articles 5 Types of watches or 5 watches, 5 purposes.

Size matters

There are two basic things when it comes to watch size. The first one is the watch case diameter. The diameter is measured in millimeters and normally ranges from 34mm up to 47mm. To try out different case sizes you can use this paper cut-out template from Esslinger.com. The second thing is your band size. A loose strap is not only a fashion faux pas but also bothersome. To determine a suitable size you can check out this guide and use a measuring tape or this cut-out from Kohls. Furthermore, you can review size charts offered by the seller.

Wrist Measuring - Buying a watch online
Hands of tailor taking measures of client wrist.

Where to buy a watch online

There are endless platforms that can be used to purchase a watch online. The probably safest and easiest option is to buy directly from a brand’s website. Not all brands offer this option yet but it becomes increasingly popular. One disadvantage of this might, however, be that prices are higher and fixed.To obtain a better deal or locate a rare piece you can check third-party sellers. You have the option to find specialized websites, social media profiles and groups or use eBay. For a detailed explanation of all platforms check this article from Ablogtowatch

How to buy a watch online
How to buy a watch online

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