Features to Look for in Men’s Luxury Watches

Men’s Luxury Watches

The decision to purchase a luxury watch usually represents a significant event: career advancement worth celebrating, an important anniversary, achieving a lifelong goal, or perhaps just being financially stable enough to afford it.

There are many brands and models to choose from– Omega mens watches are a timeless option while the Rolex is a name recognized around the world– so how do you make a decision? Here are some of the features to look for and consider when on the prowl for the perfect luxury timepiece.

Strap Material

Strap material tends to be low on the priority list when considering which luxury watch to spend your hard-earned money on. However, it can be the difference between a watch that gets worn and a watch that spends a lot of time on the nightstand in your room. There four common options when it comes to luxury watches: metal, leather, rubber or fabric.

Metal and leather may seem like the obvious choice for a luxury watch, but rubber and fabric have a lot of merit. Rubber watch straps were introduced with the Hublot brand of watches, to add comfort and functionality for the targeted athletic individuals who would be wearing them. TAG Heuer took the same approach with fabric straps. If you’re an extremely active individual and plan on wearing your watch for function as well as fashion, consider a brand that offers these options.


The movements of the watch do what the name suggests: makes the timepiece move. While it sounds simple, the idea of movements is far more complex. Movements are all the tiny gears and cogs, assembled just so to be able to keep accurate track of time for years to come.

When it comes to movements, Swiss-made movements are a cut above the rest. For a watch to boast the “Swiss made” label, the movements must have been made, assembled, and tested for quality within the borders of Switzerland. That being said, there are many luxury brands outside of Swiss borders that make an exquisite luxury timepiece, like Seiko and Cartier.

Brand Recognition

For some, owning a luxury watch is the end goal, regardless of the brand name attached. This might be the case for someone who aspires to this goal but has a limited budget. For others, it’s the vindication and awe of a recognizable brand name that appeals. You may even have a specific brand name in mind, thinking not of purchasing a luxury watch, but purchasing a Rolex or Omega.

Deciding whether or not brand recognition matters to your is a personal choice. Whether you opt for a brand that doesn’t garner the same initial response from people or one that’s known to stop people in their tracks, do what makes the investment worthwhile to you.

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We live in a world where the knockoffs often look better than the real deal, and the internet has opened a lot of options for fraudulent business owners. Whether you opt to buy online or purchase from a retailer, ensure that you are getting what you pay for. Ask for recommendations, check reviews online, and look at the watch manufacturer’s page for recommendations on suppliers.

Before you purchase a watch, get overly familiar with how it looks, down to the minutia. Remember, if a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.


If you’ve fallen for a luxury watch worn by a popular celebrity, you may be attracted to the size and flashiness of the watch. Alternatively, you may have stumbled across a small, subtle luxury watch that appeals to you. Many opt for the larger watch styles, only to find that they’re uncomfortable to wear for a long time or don’t suit the style or structure of the owner.

Try on a few watches and find a size that works for you. Not only will this help you find a watch that you want to wear, but it will also help you narrow down the options when shopping. Whichever watch you choose to buy, handle it with care and make your investment worthwhile.


About the author

Charlotte is an urban New Yorker who has lived in London, Paris & Morocco. She has an MBA in Management and Economics of Luxury Brands and Fashion and her BFA from the New School. She calls herself the dyslexic writer living between London & Paris. Digital Fashion & Lifestyle Architect ?:ChaChaNyc007