With the festive season sneaking up on us once more, our attention is quickly drawn to buying gifts for our loved ones. Although many people do know exactly what they want – not that they drop any hints whatsoever- there are times when we are stuck for gift ideas for even the closest of family members.

This is where watches take centre stage. Watches are a great gift to give to almost anyone, thanks to their long lasting quality and usefulness. You want to be sure that you are investing in a timepiece that will not only last a very long time, but will look fantastic too.

Many people consider watches as heirloom pieces, so finding the perfect watch that can be handed down from generation to generation and still function and look good in years to come is extremely important.

Go For a Classic Style

With many modern styles on offer, it can be quite tempting to jump on the latest, on-trend design watch.

Although they might be in-style and popular now, they might be completely out of fashion in 50 years time. You need to think about the longevity of the style, especially if you are looking to gift them a watch that they will most likely use to pass down to their children one day.

Classic style watches have already stood the test of time, so you will already know that it will be appreciated!

Think About Brand

Don’t be tempted to settle for a smaller, lesser known brand of watch. Even though they may have a good reputation now, it’s always better to stick with the experts who have been producing watches for many years.

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These brands will know already what makes a good watch, and you can be sure that the wearer will have all the support they need should an issue arise with their piece. Some companies have been around for centuries- they know what they are doing.

Make Sure It’s Something That They Will Wear

It’s probably already a given, since you will be investing your money in a watch, but it’s important to find a watch that you know that your loved one will actually wear.

It’s no good spending your money on a watch that will spend more time in a drawer than on the person’s wrist. Find out what the person would look for in a watch and try to locate a piece which fits what they like the most.

Let’s face it, if you receive a watch from someone as an heirloom, you’ll want it to have some significant meaning which is attached to the person that you received it from and the best way to do that is to see the person wearing it!

Buying a watch for a loved one isn’t as hard as many people make out. It can be incredibly easy to do if you know the person well enough, and they make for great sentimental gifts!

If you already have a watch and are looking for someone to service it to ensure it continues to work correctly, contact us here at Martins of Glasgow. Our experts perform Cartier watch servicing regularly, so you can be sure that your watch will be in safe hands.

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