You need to ask yourself some questions first. Some of them are:
- When will I wear it?
- What will I use it for? Work, Sports etc.
- How much money do I want to invest?
- What brand do I want to wear?
What types - Analog, Digital or Analog/Digital
Analog - has a face that holds hour and minute hands, and either numbers, markers or Roman numerals that display a 12-hour day. It is considered the more formal, classic watch type, and is perfect for business, dates and formal events.
Digital - have an LCD (liquid crystal display) or LED (light emitting diode) face that displays the time in numeric form (for example, 2:50). They're considered very casual.
Analog/Digital - have both an analog and a digital face. They're utilitarian and can be worn to work and during your daily routine (though they're probably not a good bet for formal events).
Battery, Quartz or Mechanical?
Digital watches are powered by an ultra-small watch battery (the kind you usually see by the checkout counter in electronic stores).
Quartz watches are analog timepieces that run on a tiny, vibrating, electrified quartz crystal. They keep extremely accurate time (within a minute each year).
Mechanical watches are powered by a complex array of gears and springs. These watches can command a hefty price as a result of their superior craftsmanship. Unfortunately, the ancient art of hand-wound watchmaking remains imperfect. Mechanical watches lose about an hour a year and must be wound regularly.
Be aware of the marks, especially in gold watches. There are different marks and some of them are:
18K or 750 means the piece is about 75% pure gold.
14K or 585 means it's about 58% gold.
10K signifies it's about 42% gold.