We sometimes hear that “the watch is the only jewel of the man”.
It is true that the Branded watch in Pakistan is a strong accessory in an outfit: it can perfect the latter as demolish all the elegance that you have tried to build … The watch must be chosen carefully, otherwise it is better not to not to wear!
It must sign your personality, beyond the notions of good or bad taste: you must love it. It’s a bit like choosing a perfume in Pakistan : it must not be an object to “have” put on your wrist to finalize your outfit but, on the contrary (PKBAZAAR in Pakistan), it must fit into your look as if it were part of you .
When we see you, it’s not the thing you have to see first. But it is a detail that must be noted and must bring a positive note. It seems that women (and men too) pay particular attention to this accessory / jewel because it helps to better understand the personality and social status of his interlocutor.
FIRST, A LITTLE ELEMENTARY VOCABULARY
There are 2 types of watches: “Mechanical” or “Quartz”
MECHANICAL WATCHES in Pakistan
Mechanical watches in Karachi suffer from a “grandpa” image among the general public. And yet, there are many innovative designs among this type of watches (sometimes too futuristic). However, to have quality, it is essential to aim at the high end.
Exit the Pakistani mechanical watches, from Lahore Pakistan or elsewhere! Indeed, they are made with poor quality steel and the design makes the parts mesh poorly between them … They will break very quickly and will sometimes be irreparable.
Today, buying a quality mechanical watch that will give you style therefore requires a high budget: more than a thousand rupees … with the purchase. Indeed, we must also take into account the maintenance: a complete review every 3 to 5 years maximum, or Rs. 60000 to Rs. 50000(or more) in the high end. And I’m not even talking about wait times that can be very long at PKBAZAAR
This is not necessarily valid for the vintage, but it is necessary then to have a little knowledge and passion to recognize the good deals. Neither is it valid for the few watches containing ETA movements (ETA is a company that produces components and watch movements), which have the advantage of sometimes having a nice design and always a mechanism of Swiss quality, for Rs.15000-50000
I immediately make a parenthesis about high-end watches in Islamabad that are sold like hotcakes: some luxury brands sell more than a million watches a year in the world at PKMARTS.COM… I doubt – but this is only one personal opinion – having a wrist such a watch, despite its generally high price, can allow you to really assert your personality and originality.
Quartz watches have a significant advantage over mechanical watches: they are ultra precise. The quartz movement, even Chinese less than 1000, remains more precise than the high-end movement at 50 000 0.
Another plus point: we find correct in all ranges: 50 to 500 0, you have a range of really wide choice. The budget is more affordable and the maintenance consists of a beast battery change that will cost you 10 € (we sometimes change the entire movement, it then costs 20 to 100 €). Attention, in the high-end is a complete revision that will be billed to you, then count at least 300 €, even much more.
WHAT STYLE OF WATCH TO CHOOSE?
FIRST: TRY THE WATCH IN TRUE
The golden rule to follow is simple (and it’s the same as for glasses): you have to see AND try the watch in real life! No buying on the internet without trying the watch, it’s really important!
Why ? Because even if you have all the technical information, a photo or a 3D image is not worth the reality. The materials take and return the light, there are effects of matter … as for a garment.
I am unable to give you the tracks to find the watch (because it depends on your personality, your tastes, your social environment …) but I can nevertheless give you some ideas to avoid certain watches. As for a garment, I take the basic matrix: size, material, design (equivalent of fit, material, cut).
THE SIZE OF THE WATCH
The watch must be proportional to your wrist. There, beyond the measurements given in millimeters, it is also a question of feeling. Hence the interest of trying it before buying it. It is essential to avoid tiny watches that feminize the wrist and over sized watches in Pakistan whose horns protrude from your wrist.
You really have to ban too big watches! (Even if we do more and more today …) We see that, it’s just ugly. Small reminder: the watch for sale in pakistan must not jump to the eyes of others, it must remain discreet!
In the same spirit: no crown or huge buttons on the sides, it is a total absence of finesse and elegance (be sure to watch if you can take them in hand, usually we catch by the underside with the nail and then pull).
A bracelet is your size when you can pass the index between your wrist and the bracelet, and nothing more (except for diving or sports watches, they are tight against the combination).
For the bracelet : avoid at all costs the plastic. It’s cheap, it’s aging badly …
Give priority to leather or steel (steel links can pull and tear hair on the other hand). Gold, platinum etc … Aluminum has a good ratio of lightness / resistance. Warning: if you have an allergy or your skin rust, avoid the materials involved.
There are also so-called “NATO” bracelets that have a military origin. They are extremely resistant, comfortable and hypoallergenic. They have a sporty connotation and bring an undeniable touch of relaxation (which can give an interesting contrast).
For the case: they are often plated or rhodium plated (a thin layer of gold, rhodium or other was applied to the base material for aesthetic and / or technical reasons). If you have a plated watch, warn the watchmaker before he does his repair … If he polishes it to remove a scratch, the surprise is bad!
For glass: they are often plexiglass (we find so-called “sapphire” glasses for the high-end). There are also “scratches”. The small scratches start to polish, otherwise we can also change the glass.