Reasons Why a Watch is a Great Investment

The right expensive watch is money well spent. High end wrist watches make a great investment, and as well as looking and feeling truly fantastic whilst you’re wearing them, they are also a great way of keeping your money where you can see it!

One of the reasons why Rolex is considered such an investible brand is because they have a high level of value retention. Premium watches such as these are highly collectible, and rarer and more unique models will even increase in value the longer you own it.

Reasons Why a Watch is a Great Investment : Fashion  | https://www.royalfashionist.comOf course, owning a high end watch is about so much more than just money. If you wanted to grow your cash then you could just put it into a high interest savings account! So why else is a premium time piece a great investment? Here are five of our favourite reasons:

A Symbol of Style 

There is no more immediate statement of style and class than wearing a high quality watch. Watches have been a status symbol since they were invented, with only the wealthiest members of society being able to pull a pocket watch from their waistcoat and check the time two centuries a go.

Today of course, thanks to mass production, anyone can afford to own a watch but there is a huge difference between a cheap watch manufactured in a factory and the kind of handmade, bespoke luxury timepiece made by brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe. And anyone with more than a passing interest in style will immediately notice the brand of watch you are wearing, and make assumptions about your sense of style (as well as your status) based on the brand you choose.

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The right watch will add the perfect, stylish, finishing touches to any outfit, and draw attention to you sense of suave panache immediately. Simply wear your luxury watch with every outfit and hit the town.

A Symbol of Status

The right watch will say everything you want people to know about your wealth and status, without ever having to open your mouth!

In much of Europe, if you are not wearing a high-end quality watch then you will struggle to be taken seriously in business. The right watch is a symbol of success, style, and attitude. A high quality luxury watch shows that you have style, taste, and that you aren’t irresponsible with your money: all important assets in the world of business.

If you want to make a low-key statement about your sense of style then choose the right watch. Invest in the best quality piece you can afford, and ensure it is always visible no matter what outfit you’re wearing.

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Quality Craftsmanship

When you buy a high end watch you know that you are getting a piece that has been hand crafted to the highest possible standard by true craftsmen and experts in their field. Brands such as Brietling, TAG Heuer and IWC pride themselves on the high quality of every single watch they produce, which is why they have investment-level price tags attached.

Reasons Why a Watch is a Great Investment : Fashion  | It takes highly skilled watchmakers many hours to craft these luxury watches and the painstaking precision with which they are put together is highly evident with the finished article.

If you compare a luxury watch to a more work-a-day model, such as a factory-made Casio watch, then you will immediately see the difference in quality. Nothing can compare to the incredible workmanship of an individually crafted luxury watch.

A high-end mechanical watch will sound different and feel more impressive when you’re wearing it. The exquisite craftsmanship involved in creating a luxury watch will make it an heirloom piece you can keep forever, or even pass on from generation to generation.

Purchase Safely and Easily

If you hope to invest in a watch, particularly one from a premium or heritage brand, then it is important to buy your piece from a trusted and reputable seller. Whilst buying from an open online auction site, such as eBay, may offer competitive prices, it is important to remember the old adage that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is.

Reasons Why a Watch is a Great Investment : Fashion  | https://www.royalfashionist.comIf you watch you like has a low price then it could well be a replica, or have unreported damage. If you aren’t happy once you have shelled out then it can be difficult to get your money back, leaving you short changed and without the investment piece you were looking for. That’s why we recommend only using specialist luxury watch markets, such as Chrono 24. 

Chrono 24 will only sell watches that have passed their stringent authenticity check (providing consumers with a coveted authenticity guarantee) meaning that what you buy will be exactly what you receive.

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They also stock watches from dealers in over 90 countries, meaning that if you’re looking for something rare or unusual they’re the perfect place to look. When buying a luxury watch, we wouldn’t shop anywhere else.

A Machine You Can Carry

Most men love gadgets and machines. This is particularly true of cars: There is something truly fascinating about the way the mechanics make the individual pieces work together to create something truly beautiful, and so much greater than its individual parts.

A quality wristwatch works in just the same way, but on a much smaller scale: Unlike an Apple Watch, mobile phone or other modern gadget you can actually see your luxury watch working and understand why it works the way it does.

There is something truly rewarding about seeing a machine work. The best high end watches will visibly display the gears and springs that make the timepiece operate, meaning that you can get an innate sense of pleasure at its beauty and uniformity every time you look at it.

There’s a reason watch lovers keep adding new watches to their collections; because watching these mini machines run so seamlessly can be truly addictive.

Own Something Rare and Unique

Because they are not mass produced in a factory, there are fewer luxury watches produced when compared to their more mainstream counterparts. This is because it takes much longer to make each hand crafted timepiece and therefore it stands to reason that less watches can be produced each year.

As a result, when they design a new watch a luxury manufacturer is likely to only produce a couple of hundred of each design. By compassion, Casio will produce 1 million of a watch each time they create a new design.

If you decide to purchase a high end watch then choosing the make and model will be a huge decision that you are likely to deliberate over for a significant period of time. Once you have chosen the perfect piece for you, you will be amongst an elite few to own that model.

Reasons Why a Watch is a Great Investment : Fashion  | https://www.royalfashionist.comThere is something very special about owning a watch that it is unlikely anyone else within your circle of friends will own. You will have something that has been made with the highest level of care and attention, and using the finest materials.

Why buy another generic Michael Kors watch and be one of the crowd, when you could own something really special and distinctive instead? Choose a watch that really expresses who you are.


If you’re looking to make an investment that will ensure you look stylish, whilst also retaining its value and protecting your money, then purchasing a high-end luxury watch is a great choice.

Unlike buying a new high end suit or leather jacket, a luxury watch is a piece that you can keep forever and that will never go out of fashion, stop fitting you properly, or need replacement.

A high end luxury watch really is the ultimate definition of an investment piece. Buy it now and wear it for a lifetime: it can even be past down to your children, where it will become a much-loved family heirloom.

If you want to put your money where you can wear it, and buy yourself something really special, then there is no better time to invest in a luxury watch.

Tor Brierley is a writer and editor from the UK whose love of writing about fashion has taken her all over the world. With a passion for tailoring, Tor often looks to menswear for inspiration, and believes that fashion should be accessible to everyone. Tor has three main obsessions: red lipstick, her kids, and finding the perfect leather jacket.

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