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Why Watches Make the Perfect Gift

October 14, 2020

You're looking for a gift for someone special in your life.

Maybe it's a birthday, or Christmas, or Hanukkah or a graduation gift, and you want to make a grand gesture for the recipient. You may think you've thought of everything, but have you considered gifting a wristwatch?

Some people may believe luxury watches are passé, thanks to the fact that smartphones have taken over our lives. But watches are one staple of fashion that will never go out of style, even if you can tell the time in other ways. In fact, some men even continue to wear luxury watches after they've broken.

So why is a watch gift such a great idea? We'll give you some of our top reasons below.

1. Luxury Watches Often Go Up in Value

While many items depreciate in value the more they've been worn, certain luxury brands continue to appreciate. The older they become, the rarer they become, which makes them even more sought after. If your recipient ever needs to sell the watch, they'll be able to make back most of their money due to the brand and make of the watch.

A luxury watch can be a stylish way of giving someone a gift that can give back in the financial sense, just remember that not all luxury watches will appreciate or hold their value.

2. They're Timeless (and That's Not a Play on Words)

Calling a watch timeless isn't a pun, it's actually the case. Some fashion items, like purses, shoes or briefcases can go in and out of style. Sometimes one style will be trendy and then it'll disappear for a good several years, maybe even for a couple of decades.

But if you invest in quality luxury items, they'll match with almost any outfit. The recipient can wear the watch now, or in 10 years, and it will still be in style and add a touch of class to their outfit. Luxury staples never truly go out of style.

3. They Can Become a Family Heirloom

Giving a family member a luxury watch is not only a heartfelt gift, but it also gives you the opportunity to create a family legacy and heirloom. Many families pass down important rings, watches and other types of jewellery from one generation to the next. These items are often not only of monetary value but sentimental value.

If you give the gift for a special event, and then they give it to another family member for a special event, it creates a chain that connects one generation to another. It also allows future generations to carry a part of you or the recipient everywhere they go.

4. They're Practical

No matter who you're giving the gift of a luxury watch to, they'll probably need to check the time at several points during the day. While, of course, they can pull out their smartphone to do it for them, a wristwatch allows for a quick time check without needing to do so. 

No more rummaging around in a bag or pockets to try to find a phone only to find out what time it is. A watch is an excellent, and stylish way to keep your loved one on track. And when they do check their wrist, they're sure to smile at the fact that they have a luxury branded timepiece on their wrist.

5. Many Watches are Engrave-able

Want to make your watch even more special than it already is? Think about having it engraved on the back. You can put the year, the event you're commemorating, initials, a name or a date to remind the person why they've received it.

This makes the watch extra special and unique to your loved one and something that no one else in the world has. It also adds a little bit of history, so if the watch does become a family heirloom, there's that tiny bit of you or the recipient on the back.

6. A Watch Works for All Lifestyles

No matter what your loved one does for a living, a luxury watch is a fantastic gift. That's because you can find watches suited for all types of people and lifestyles. If your loved one likes to scuba dive, for example, there are watches specifically made for them. Additionally, you can purchase watches especially for loved ones who play sports, or for that person in your family who wears formal office attire every day.

There's no lifestyle a watch can't add a little bit more to. And choosing the right one for your loved one's life makes it all the more special.

Buying a Watch Gift

A watch gift is a classic for all occasions and types of individuals. You can't go wrong when you purchase one. If you're unsure, you can tell the individual you'd like to buy him or her a watch and have them help you pick it out. This makes a special shopping experience, ending in the purchase of a very special piece of jewellery.

Interested in giving a watch as a gift but aren't sure how you'll pay for it? Check out our financing options, which make it incredibly affordable for most any budget.