What to Look for in a High-Quality Watch

What to Look for in a High-Quality Watch


Watches are by far one of the most expensive accessories a man can buy. While women have all their knick-knacks and other jewels; men, we have timepieces. The problem is, so many men fail to see the value in buying a quality watch and stick with the cheap sh*t you find in big box stores that looks "okay" but works and feels like crap.

On the other hand, a lot of dudes get ripped off paying hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a watch that really is only worth a percentage of that once you scratch off the brand name. Here are the things you should consider when purchasing a new watch:


Is there plastic anywhere on the watch? Is the face of the watch even glass? You need a watch that can take everyday wear and tear while remaining pristine come date night. Stainless-steel is an excellent case material to choose, and sapphire crystal is one of the most durable materials for a watch face.

The Movement

This is a significant part of a watch that many overlook. Underneath the shiny parts are the guts of a watch. If they aren't up to par, you could be losing track of time. When you look at the second hand of your watch, you want it to move in a sweeping motion instead of a start-stop tick-tock kind of movement. 


Does the watch feel light as air? Unless it’s made of some space-grade technology, a quality watch should have a weight to it. Not too heavy to the point it’s a workout to put it on, but heavy enough that you can practically feel the power.

All these aside, Gear'd Hardware Big Face Watches are some of the best watches you can buy for larger wrists at affordable prices. Since we aren’t one of the tried-and-true brands you’re all familiar with, we don’t have to charge an upcharge for the name. You’re paying for quality above all else, not a logo.

What do you look for in a watch? Let me know in the comments, and maybe I'll send you some Gear that fits the bill.


Matthew Lane

Blogger / Community Manager

Fellow Gear’d Head

Be on the lookout for my next blog post: Is Bigger Always Better? How to Choose the Right Size Watch for Your Style.