Jewelry & Watches
A Quick Diamond Watch Buying Guide
Diamond watches don’t come cheap so you shouldn’t rush into buying one. There are a few factors to consider when selecting the right diamond watch and, even though it ultimately comes down to personal preference, you need to think about the quality of the materials used and the level of craftsmanship. The thing is, if you don’t know what you are looking for in the first place, it’s easy to get lost in the many different options that are available right now. Luckily, this diamond watch buying guide will help you make sense of things.
The Size And Quality Of The Diamonds
Obviously, you should start by looking at the diamonds when comparing watches and you need to think about what kind of look you are going for. You can get a fully iced out diamond watch with diamonds all over, but this is obviously going to be more expensive. Some diamond watches just have a few small stones on the face or the bezel and sides of the case. The number of diamonds you want depends on the amount of money you want to spend as well as the look you are going for.
You also need to decide between fixed diamonds and floating diamonds. The floating diamond look was pioneered by Chopard in 1967 and has since become very popular. Follow the link to learn more about The History of Chopard and their characteristic floating diamonds. Although this option may be more expensive, it does give the watch a very unique look that you won’t get with standard fixed diamonds.
Finally, consider the size of the diamonds and the total carat weight of the diamonds on the watch. Many expensive watches have fewer diamonds but a higher total carat weight, indicating that the quality of the diamonds is much higher. But if you see a watch with a low total carat weight, even though it’s covered with diamonds, the quality is not great.
It’s not just about the diamonds, you need to consider what kind of band you want as well. Stainless steel is one of the most common materials and it’s also the most durable. Stainless steel comes in a variety of finishes and can be plated with precious metals. So, consider whether you want a plain steel watch or you would prefer a silver or gold watch. Look for watches that specify ‘all stainless steel’ instead of ‘stainless steel back’ if you want high quality.
The movement is the most important part of any watch, so don’t get too caught up on aesthetics and forget about the insides. The best movements are manufactured by Swiss companies and they are always used by high-end brands like Rolex and Chopard. Swiss quartz watches are the most reliable and accurate, so they’re your best option. Japanese quartz movements are comparable to Swiss ones, so they are also a safe bet.
Chinese quartz movements, on the other hand, should be avoided at all costs because they are cheaply made and very unreliable. They may cost less, but you get what you pay for.
Now that you’ve read this quick guide, you can select the right diamond watch with confidence.