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Top tips for finding your perfect watch

Posted on July 13th, 2018

Finding a watch that’s right for you can take some time. There are so many styles around with so many different features it’s hard to know where to spend your money. Here at Drakes, Plymouth we have put together a list of tips to help you along your way to finding your perfect watch.

What do you want it for?

Are you looking for a dress watch, something to wear every day or a watch for practical uses like work? This is one of the first things you need to establish before you begin looking. A dress watch is likely to be more expensive than something you will wear every day and a watch that you may wear for work could range in price depending on what features you want it to have.

Daniel Wellington Watches, Love, New in, Drakes Jewellers Plymouth, Rose Gold, Daniel Wellington Classic Roselyn Watch, Daniel Wellington Classic Bayswater Watch

Our favourite everyday watches; Daniel
Wellington Classic Roselyn and Classic
Bayswater Rose Gold watches, £119 each.

Pre-Owned Watches, Pre-Loved Watches, Cartier Tank Francais Watch, Rolex Datejust Watch, Drakes Jewellers

Our favourite dress watches; Pre-owned Cartier
Tank Francais watch £3,995. Pre-Owned Rolex
Datejust watch £4,600.

Bering Watch, Bering Stainless Steel Watch, Love, Fashion, Watch, Drakes Jewellers

Favourite work watch; Bering Stainless Steel Watch £249.

Set a budget;

You need to decide how much you are wanting to spend on your new watch. This way you can use website filters and tell shop teams your budget, meaning that you won’t be tempted to look at watches that are not within your budget which may tempt you to splurge more!

Fossil Watch, Fossil Tailor Multifunction Rose-Tone Stainless Steel Watch, Love, Drakes Jewellers, Watches Under £150

Under £150 watch- Fossil Tailor Multifunction
Rose-Tone Stainless Steel Watch £149

Bering, Bering Watch, Bering Ladies Classic Watch, Watches Under £100, Love, Drakes Jewellers Plymouth

Under £100 watch- Bering Ladies Classic watch £99


Hugo Boss, Hugo Boss Watch, Hugo Boss Leather Pilot Watch, Love, Watches Under £200, Drakes Jewellers

Under £200 watch – Hugo Boss Leather Pilot Watch £179

Look into styles and must have features;

There is a huge variety of watch styles available and it is a good idea to look into what sort of thing you would like. Do you want a metal strap for practical reasons or a material strap? Interchangeable straps also are a big fashion trend at the moment and they are great if you like to switch up your look!

Must have features are another thing you should think about when it comes to buying your new watch. Does the watch need to be water resistant? Would you like to display the date?

There is so much to consider we think it is a really good idea to think about some of these questions before you search for a watch.


Seiko Watch, Seiko Prospex Chrono Divers Sea Black Limited Edition Watch, Love, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth

Seiko Prospex Chrono Divers Sea Black
Limited Edition Watch £369

Weird Ape, Skeleton Faced Watch, Weird Ape Watches, Weird Ape Kolt Watch, Love, Drakes Jewellers Plymouth

Skeleton Watch Face Watch- Weird Ape Kolt watch £199


Thomas Sabo, Thomas Sabo Watches, Love, Thomas Sabo Glam Spirit Stainless Steel Watch, Thomas Sabo Two Tone Watch, Drakes Jewellers

Thomas Sabo Glam Spirit Stainless Steel Watch- £189
and Thomas Sabo Karma 2-toned watch £298

Research brands and read reviews;

Reading reviews on brands and watches you are interested in is another tip that Drakes would really recommend. This is a great idea as you will be able to get an insight into the pros and cons people have found with certain watches and brands and you can also see if a particular watch is suitable for the use you intend it to be used for.

Our favourite summer watch brand;

One of our favourite watch brands for summer has to be Elliot Brown. These watches are vigorously tested to make sure they can withstand even the harshest of conditions, and even salt water and sand won’t damage them. These watches are built to accompany you on every adventure and also look good on any occasion.

From rock pooling to wind surfing, you won’t have to worry about your Elliot Brown watch being ruined during all of your fun summer activities.

Elliot Brown, Elliot Brown Watches, Elliot Brown Bloxworth Watch, Love, Drakes Jewellers Plymouth

Elliot Brown Bloxworth
929-015-L16 Watch £525


Elliot Brown, Elliot Brown Watches, Elliot Brown Kimmeridge Ladies Grey Watch, Love, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth

Elliot Brown Kimmeridge Ladies Grey
405-004-L56 Watch £350

All of the watches featured in this blog are available in store and you can also look at them on our website . Our lovely team would also be more than happy to help if you have any more questions about finding the right watch to suit your needs.

We hope our tips have helped you along your way to finding the perfect watch and we look forward to seeing you in store soon.

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