This is a guest post written by my husband Corey Shaw a.k.a. The Forgetful Dad
Having a brain injury and being a guy isn’t easy. Let’s face it men forget things on a regular basis. Tack on a memory problem and it’s twice as hard. One thing I rely on is having a wristwatch. Having a watch helps keep me on schedule. It helps keep me organized and motivated so I don’t forget important dates and times. Like picking up my son from school or meeting my wife for a doctor’s appointment.
When it comes to finding a watch, I can be picky. I don’t want just any watch. A watch has to be comfortable. One that doesn’t pull at the hairs on my wrist. I also want a watch that is affordable. I don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on something exclusive or expensive, though that would be nice. I still want a watch that looks good. One that can reflect my personality.
How to Find the Perfect Men’s Watch That is Stylish and On Budget
My wife is always asking me what the perfect gift for a man would be? It’s not easy finding a gift that combines style and functionality. However, a high-quality wristwatch does just that.
Every man should have at least one good watch in his lifetime. A watch is an excellent gift for a variety of occasions. From graduation to job promotions, to birthdays or even as an engagement gift.
A beautiful watch is something every man can appreciate. Just ask him.
If you are in the market to get a watch for the man in your life but have a budget, you still want to make sure you are getting the highest quality at an affordable price. Trust me your jaw will drop when you see the price of a truly fine watch. A quality timepiece can cost hundreds even thousands of dollars. You don’t have to invest your life savings to get a decent men’s watch. Or settle for a cheap knockoff. You just have to know where to look.
Style experts urge never pay the full retail price, and they’re right. You can find an affordable solution on the internet. With so many online discount stores offering designer men’s watches at a fraction of the retail price. It’s insane anyone would pay more than what they can afford.
There are name brand watches that offer the highest quality, often direct from the manufacturer. Many sites get excellent regular deals from these particular brands. Or you can get lucky and find different specials depending on what is on offer at a given time.
What to look for in a Watch
Does he scuba dive or swim? – If your man spends any time in the water then you want to look for a watch that is waterproof. There are many different types of water watches on the market. You want a watch that can go anywhere your man goes.
Is he a runner? – Some watches are geared for health. Some even have heart monitors and step trackers built in to them. Look for a watch that that is not only comfortable but versatile.
Is he a businessman? – If your man spends more time in the boardroom, you want a watch that screams elegance and power. A watch with strong characteristics. One that not only keeps track of time but has an edge of appeal any man would love.
Materials – Is he a leather strap kinda guy? Or does he prefer a wrist band of metal? From sporty straps to high quality steel links, make sure you get a watch that reflects not only what your man does, how he lives but the kind of watch that will show off his personality.
Check the internet. Know what style your man likes. Keep in mind what he does for a living, and chances are you will find a better deal on a high-quality timepiece for the fraction of what you’d have paid in a retail establishment. Not to mention, you don’t have to leave home to do it.
When shopping online, it’s important to look for sites that are backed by various third parties to ensure you are working with a credible site.
If you are new to watches, it might be helpful to check out an online watch forum. You can also visit an online retailer, such as ShopNBC, for a large selection and insightful customer reviews.