Luxury watches are more than an accessory: for many timepiece enthusiasts, they’re more of a status symbol. Of course, investing in quality watches like a Patek Philippe for sale is no small decision, and you’ll likely shop for a while before coming to your final decision. But before you do, it’s important to be aware of the many myths and misconceptions that consider to surround the process of buying a quality watch. Here are just a few misleading myths about luxury watches you shouldn’t believe.
Higher price means higher quality
We all know that there is some truth behind the expression, ‘you get what you pay for,’ but this isn’t exactly the case when it comes to high end watches. Many buyers assume that the watches with more features, also called ‘complications,’ will always sell for a higher price, but this isn’t a hard and fast rule. If there are certain complications you’re looking for with your watch, for example, dual time zones, moon phases, or a chronograph (stopwatch), rest assured that you’re likely to be able to find something that’s within your budget, especially if you’re open to the option of purchasing a used watch, like pre owned Omega watches or used Presidential Rolexes. Interestingly enough, the Rolex GMT Master was the first watch to track two time zones at once, but now the feature is quite common.
Watches only need maintenance when they stop working
This myth is pretty backwards, if you think about it. The fact is, proper maintenance is what prevents your watch from failing. While these watches are certainly made to last a lifetime or more, they’re also subjected to quite a bit of everyday wear and tear through bumps, scratches, and dings. It only gets worse with rain and perspiration, which means it’s your duty to take proper care of your watch to keep it working at its best. Don’t be mistaken, there’s no major maintenance required, but it should be done on a routine basis.
Ultimately, understanding these myths is the key to investing in a watch that’s perfect for you and fits your style. For more information about buying a Patek Philippe for sale, contact Wingate’s Quality Watches.