If you’re looking for something to give your husband or wife for your anniversary, you might want to consider giving him or her luxury watches. Giving watches to your husband or wife is a great idea because not only does it make your significant other feel special, but the gift itself is also a practical one.
Luxury watches are called as such because of two reasons. One, because the materials used to make them closely resemble the materials used to make jewelry, with precious gems and other expensive materials; and two, because of the special uses some of these watches have.
Giving watches for women makes a lot of sense because in a way, it is just like giving jewelry as a present. After all, women love receiving jewelry. Today’s luxury watches have designs that allow diamonds, sapphires, and other precious stones to be inlaid in the watch itself, while some designs require that the watch be made of real gold or other similar materials. It is because of this that watches today are not only appreciated for their practicality, but also for their aesthetic and monetary value. Hence, getting luxury watches as a present for whatever occasion feels like receiving jewelry because they are also appreciated for their beauty and value. Wearing a nice watch can jazz up an outfit, and how valuable the watch is can definitely be a conversation starter between friends and acquaintances.
Giving watches for men is also a great idea because of the same reasons earlier mentioned. Take note that men nowadays are also interested in jewelry. Jewelry shops now have a section specifically catering to the male population, with rings, bracelets, and necklaces that feature a more masculine design. Furthermore, articles from magazines like GQ or Esquire consider watches as the ultimate accessory for men — more than rings, bracelets, necklaces, or even cufflinks. Some even go as far as to say that a man should own at least one luxury watch. If he can afford more than one, he should at least have one for everyday use and another for special occasions.
Just like jewelry, these kinds of watches are also a good investment. These are the kinds of items that can be left as an heirloom for your children and grandchildren because they are more likely to last decades than a watch made of cheaper materials. Moreover, because they are pricier than most of the watches in the market, it is safe to assume that after 20 or 30 years, their value will increase even more. By the time you leave it to your children, the value of the watch will most likely cost double the price from when you bought it. Leaving these watches to your children will ensure that they have something valuable coming from you; valuable because of the memories they have of you wearing the watch, and valuable because of the watch’s actual monetary value.
Luxury watches also boast of special uses for which they were made. For example, Rolex, today’s premier luxury watch brand, came into prominence as a luxury watch manufacturer because they were the first to manufacture watches that can be used deep underwater. This information is not widely known. In fact, if you ask a random person, they will most likely say that Rolex is a luxury brand only because their watches are expensive. However, the truth of the matter is that Rolex became a luxury brand because they were the first to introduce innovations in the watch-making industry.
Before Rolex was able to develop their water-resistant watches, luxury watches were delicate and could not be used while swimming for fear that they would no longer work after being exposed to water. With the old watches, water would often seep into the mechanism of the watch, effectively destroying it. If you were lucky enough not to have water seep into your watch, then the next thing you had to worry about was whether your watch would succumb to rust or not. This is especially true for watches used while on the beach and/or exposed to salt water.
It is because of this purpose that they thought of using really strong materials for their watches. As it happens, these strong materials cost more than your ordinary iron or tin, making these watches more valuable than your normal luxury watch. In fact, the materials that Rolex uses allow their watches to be used up to a depth of 100 meters. At that depth, you can still expect your Rolex watch to still work perfectly.
The watches designed and manufactured by Rolex have served as innovations in the watch-making industry. More than their water-resistant watches, they were the first to develop the watch that automatically changes the date, as well as the watch that shows two time zones on the face. They also developed watches that are meant for deep sea diving, mountain climbing, and aviation. These are the watches that have resistant cases so that they would not be affected by factors like pressure or altitude. In fact, these Rolex watches have been used in some Mount Everest expeditions and some deep sea dives in the Marianas Trench.
Many people shy away from the thought of buying a luxury watch. After all, with the price of just one watch, you could already feed a small community for a day, or buy three months’ worth of groceries for your family. You could also pay for one semester or even a year of your child’s college education. That’s how expensive these watches could get. This is why these watches are often given only during special occasions, because if you are not super wealthy to begin with, it would take years before you could save up enough money to buy one. So, if you are just a normal person with a job that pays you an average salary, it would be best to own just one luxury watch. It would be truly excessive to have more than one, considering all the other expenses you have for your family and for yourself.