Watch Buying Guide

Looking for the perfect watch for work or the gym? Fancy adding a new timepiece to your ever growing collection? Then take a look below at our handy watch buying guide. We show you exactly which watches are best for work, sports and formal occasions.


If you’re looking for a new watch to wear everyday, perhaps to work, then you should look out for something comfortable but also sophisticated that can be worn on a daily basis. A leather strap may be best as this style is subtle enough for everyday wear, comfortable and adds an elegant touch to your look.

Work watches

Cartier 18ct Gold Second Hand Mens Ronde Watch

Girard Perregaux Rallye Monte Carlo Historique

Cartier Second Hand Santos 100

Tag Heuer Unworn Carrera Heritage Calibre 16 Chronograph Watch


When searching for a sports watch, remember that comfort is key and you should be looking out for flexible straps. Rubber may be the best option for comfort and movability. You could also choose a watch with added features that may assist you with your physical activities such as a stopwatch or a tachymeter.

Sports watches

Tag Heuer Gents Carrera Automatic Chronograph

Hublot Second Hand Big Bang Rubber Strap Watch

Tag Heuer Unworn Aquarcacer – PVD Coated Titanium Case

Omega Unworn Pre-Owned Ploprof with black rubber strap


Think elegant and sophisticated. Classic bracelet straps in stainless steel are ideal for those looking for an occasion watch. High end brands like Rolex and Cartier are the perfect brands for dress watches.

Formal watches

Rolex Oyster Date Gents Watch Silver Dial 2013

Rolex Datejust Gents Watch Black Dial 2009

Cartier Chronoscaph 21 Pre Owned Chronograph White

Cartier 2012 Ballon Bleu Watch Second Hand


Automatic – An automatic watch is self winding and does not need a battery. If worn daily, they keep themselves wound.

Quartz – Quartz watches are battery powered and use a crystal for accuracy. Quartz watches are highly accurate and offer precision time telling.

Mechanical – Mechanical watches use a spring for winding. The spring releases its stored energy to power the watch. Mechanical watches are not usually as accurate as quartz.

Eco – Eco drive watches are powered by sunlight and do not need their batteries replacing.

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