Choosing A Watch
Whether you are buying a watch for yourself or as a gift for someone else, buying a watch is a big commitment which requires thought and planning.
The following guide is designed to help you choose the right watch.
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The age old question and what it all boils down to, how much does it cost?At WatchWarehouse we strive to offer the best price for every watch.
To make it simple for you and kinder to your wallet we have created a 'By Price' filter which shows you the watches available in each category.
We have our unique Deals Page where you will find a daily, weekly or monthly deal which wont be beaten anywhere in the UK either on the internet or highs-street! We guarantee that!
Or if you have a very specific amount you can use our 'By Price Range' filter which allows you to put the price range you want to search by.
Gone are the days where a watch was just gold or silver, now watches are available in every colour under the sun to match your outfit, hair colour, mood or lipstick (for the girls out there!)
At WatchWarehouse you can search by colour with our nifty little 'By Watch Colour' filter, just click on the colour you require and it will do the rest for you, bringing up all watches from all our ranges and styles in that colour
Essentially, clock-work, with moving parts and either wind up or automatic movements. As a rule of thumb mechanical watches tend to be in the medium to high price range, whilst electronic watches cover all price ranges.
Movements mostly feature no moving parts and are battery or motion driven.
Mechanical movement refers to older watches that need to be wound up regularly.
Kinetic movement watches use the power of the human body to keep running. Simply by being worn, Kinetic watches stay "wound up" as the movement of the body charges a rechargeable battery.
The Eco-Drive movement, which uses solar power to keep the watch running. The power of the sun works to keep Eco-Drive watches functioning, making them very environmentally friendly and easy to own. Eco-Drive movements have an internal battery which is charged by the sunlight, and when fully charged they can run for up to 6 months even in complete darkness.
Tough Solar watches are unique in that they derive their power from ultra-small solar panels. If you're looking for an eco-friendly, high-tech watch, then you should probably look for one that uses this unique and exciting type of movement, which functions in a similar manner to Eco-Drive in that it powers a rechargeable battery and lasts a long period of time even if left in darkness.
From the first primitive timepiece the Sundial to today's watches that can tell the time in five different countries and just about make your tea in the morning there is more to a watch then just telling the time, to decipher all the watch jargon note our Glossary and Watch Care pages which we have put together so you can feel confidently informed to make the right choice.
The functions of a watch have changed dramatically from the first primitive timepiece the Sundial, to that of today's watches which can tell the time in five different countries to just about make your cup of tea in the morning, there is more to a watch then just telling the time.
To decipher all the watch jargon such as Quartz, Chronograph, Automatic, Analog, Subdial, Tachymeter, Deployment buckle, folder buckle, Altimeter, Chronometer, Kinetic, Oscillation and so much more without going round the bend please visit our Glossary and Watch Care pages, which we have put together so you can feel confidently informed to make the right choice.
Your not worried about the brand it's a look your after, so why not use our very helpful 'By Style' guide which shows all brands in an individual 'look' to help you find the watch that's right for you...
Our selection of Men’s Retro watches and Ladies’ Retro watches celebrate the by-gone era’s of the 70’s & 80’s think kitschy, cool digital watches in funky colours, silver and gold bracelets, see our Men’s watches and Ladies watches from the era’s hey day brands such as Casio, Seiko, Rotary and new brands such as Amplified and Moschino. Perfect for those who love their watch to have personality as well as expert functions.
Our selection of Classic Men’s watches and Ladies’ watches are for those who like their watches to incorporate quality with style, no need for ‘bells and whistles’, timeless style with expert quality is all that is needed. Our chosen Men’s watches and Ladies’ watches brands such as Citizen, Accurist, Pulsar, Rotary, and Seiko are all respected prestigious brands with decades of experience behind them to give you a watch to last.!
Our selection of Men’s and Ladies Fashion watches are the best of what today’s leading fashion houses have to offer. Providing cool and up to date designs; with the signature styling of each especially chosen brand. Perfect for the trend setters and dedicated leaders of fashion. Our Ladies watches and Men’s watches are available from Guess, Police, Wize & Ope, LTD , Fossil, Emporio Armani, Armani exchange, Diesel, DKNY, Bench, Calvin Klein, D&G, and Ted Baker, you will be spoilt for choice!
Our selection of Mens’ Sporty watches and Ladies Sporty watches use the leading horology technology, such as Chronograph, innovative rubber straps, PVD straps, with high depths of water resistance, and much more to fulfil your watch needs during all your outdoor pursuits. See our Men’s watches and Ladies watches brands such as LTD, Adidas, Casio, Citizen, Police, Black Dice for inspiration!
Our selection of Men’s Digital watches and Ladies’ Digital watches are not only cool, fun, colourful, functional, stylish and fashionable they add fun to your day wear. For those who like to embrace technology and young at heart the digital watch is for you. Updated for the style conscious many brands have embraced the digital watch with both arms. See our Digital Men’s watches and Ladies watches ranges from the likes of Black Dice, Amplifyd, Casio, Adidas and you’ll be converted!
Our selection of Designer Men’s watches and Ladies’ watches are from esteemed brands such as Micheal Kors, Guess, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein and Emporio Armani. Their passion for beautiful clothes is transferred to their watches, bringing you expertly made, luxurious and chic designs you can wear every day. High end luxury without the high price tag!
It can be a mind field deciding which brand of watch to choose, so at Watchwarehouse we have made the job that much easier for you by selecting only the most exciting brands such as LTD, Casio, Emporio Armani, Police, Michael Kors to name but a few.
They have been helpfully listed in our 'By Category' filter on the left had side for you to view at your leisure.
View all WatchWarehouse watches here.