There’s nothing quite like a good watch. Not only is it the most convenient way to keep track of time with a simple flick of the wrist, but there’s something reassuring about the look and feel of a good quality timepiece.

It’s an accessory that gives an edge to every outfit and provides a legacy for your children. If you’re ready to invest in a good quality watch, here’s what you need to look out for.

Feel the Weight

A good quality watch should feel like a good quality watch. There should be some weight and heft behind it so you’re aware that this is a serious timepiece, not a toy.

The Quality of the Movement

When you look at the hands of a high-quality watch, they have an effortless sweep that is silent and elegant. In fact, all watches tick but the less aware of the ticking you are, the better the movement of the watch. Whether you’re buying a dress or field watch or something sportier like a dive watch or a Tag Heuer driving watch, buy the best quality movement you can afford and then keep it well serviced.

Reflect Your Personality

Above all, you should enjoy wearing your watch, and view it as an expression of your personality. A unique and interesting watch is a conversation starter and says a lot about you, but if you don’t enjoy wearing it because it’s too bulky or the wrong shape then you’ve wasted your money.

History and Tradition

Is a Tag Heuer or Rolex really worth the investment? In some ways it depends whether you want an ordinary watch or an extraordinary one – whether you want some of the cool of Steve McQueen’s Tag Heuer Monaco on your wrist or not. Only you can tell how much you’re prepared to pay for that, but if you do invest in an iconic timepiece then rest assured that we stock Tag Heuer replacement parts to keep your watch in tip-top condition.

Ask the Experts

If you’re looking to invest in quality watches Glasgow or elsewhere, then contact us at Martins Jewellers and we’ll be happy to give you our expert opinion on the best good quality watch for your requirements.