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5 Tips To Buy A Quality Watch Watch Buying Guide For Men Purchase Watches Like A Pro [0:00:00] Hello! I’m Antonio. I’m the founder of Real Men Real Style. Today, I’m going to give you five tips on how to go out there and buy a quality watch without getting ripped off.

Guys, really quick. I’m going to start this off with a story. I was ripped off once, actually, on five watches. I’m in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, there on business, exploring the city and I see all these watches out there.

I get pulled into a backroom. No, I didn’t get mugged but I kind of did because I spent $500 on five watches which were fakes. To this day, I’ve still got those watches. I’ve got a Breitling.

I’ve got a couple of Rolexes. I have this Louis Vuitton. And I never wear them because I violated a couple of my rules here. And really quick, those rules are, number one, educate yourself. Number two, understand what true value is.

Number three, make sure that when you buy something it has buyer protection. Point number four is make sure you understand the economics of pricing. And point number five, have fun with whatever you buy.

And if you look at all those rules, I violated them whenever I purchased those watches in the back alley years ago. So let’s get into a little bit more detail. But before I get started guys, I want to thank The Fifth Watches.

They’re a really cool company down in Australia and they are killing it on Instagram. I want you to go check out their account. These guys, they reached out to me. They said, “Antonio, can you put together some good videos on watches?” I said sure.

In fact, they sent me some samples. They came in a really nice case. Again, The Fifth Watches. When you open this up — What I like about presentation like this is it makes a great gift. Look at that.

Beautiful. In fact, they come in five different designs. These five different designs are available on the fifth of the month for five days only. Go get on their VIP wait list and they open up on the fifth of the month and they’re available for five days.

I know they make a limited number. Some of the styles are actually sold out within hours, very cool company. I’m impressed with the quality. And I’ll use them as a little bit of an example. But guys, if you go over and check out their website and you leave me a comment down below, I’d love to hear which of the styles you really like and send me an email.

And what I’ll do is I get you a free copy of my PDF. I’ve got a PDF that goes into a lot more detail. I know some of you guys are wondering, “Antonio, how can I be able to read this out? Can you talk more about the movement? Can you talk more about the inside details of the watches and how to spot quality?” And I’ll talk about that in the PDF.

So let’s get back to the points. Point number one. I talked about educating yourself. Guys, there’s no getting around it. You’re going to have to go out there and you’re going to have to learn more about watches.

But it’s not that hard. And believe me, there’s a whole industry that is built around this because we love it. I mean, there’s something about watches that makes them really cool. It’s become collector’s items.

You hear people, there are entire forums dedicated to this stuff. And immediately I’m thinking websites to go check out, a blog to watch. You’re going to want to go check out worn&wound, watchuseek is a pretty good forum.

There’s also brand specific watches. So if you look to purchase or Breitling or some of these other ones, you can find very specific ones to that. I’ll talk about that at the end why that’s important.

TimeZone is another great website. But you can also go to tried and true websites, which I’ve talked about in the past. So go over to Art of Manliness, go check out Gentlemen’s Gazette, Primer Magazine.

All these guys, you’re going to have an intro to watches. But you want to get excited about watches. Because there’s a lot out there. You can even go to your local watch store or maybe it’s going to be a department store that sells watches.

Speak with the guy working behind there. You may find yourself an expert, someone that you can talk with and engage with. Also, there’s magazines out there. Some of you, guys, like to just get a magazine once a month.

I would recommend if you find some good ones. And there’s even an app out there. It’s called Watchville. They’ll bring in all the information out there. The point is, guys, I want you to dive into this.

Because when you are informed, when you have an understanding of what we’re talking about, you’re going to be able to make a much better decision. Point number two is value. And value isn’t — Why do I have this before pricing? Because I believe that the true value of a watch is how often you wear it times how it makes you feel divided by the price.

So price isn’t the most important thing. I know some of you guys are on a budget. Most of us are on a budget actually. The example I had here, these fakes. How many times do you think I’ve worn this ? Zero.

How much did I pay for it? $100. The way it makes me feel, number of wears, is basically zero divided by 100. This was a complete failure as watch. Versus this one I got from The Fifth. I feel really good about it.

It’s reasonably priced. It’s reasonably priced, about $100. It’s a nice looking watch. I’ve already got compliments on it. So the value of this watch is much higher than all these fakes I’ve gotten.

And that’s what I want you think about. [0:05:00] Because I don’t want you — I would rather you have save up for the watch you want or when you out there and purchase one, buy one that you’re going to get a lot of wears out of them.

But make sure that you get value out of the watch that you want. So let’s talk about point number three, which is buyer protection. And this one is really important especially when you’re looking to buy a watch online.

You want to make sure that you buy from a reputable buyer. You want to make sure that you buy from a reputable company. Those are two things which will have an effect. When you buy from a reputable buyer, if it’s get damaged in shipping, if something happens where you get a defective, you can actually work with them to resolve the situation.

When it comes to warrantees, that’s where having a manufacturer who stands behind what he builds is very important. Because if it’s a year in and you spent $1000 or $500 on that watch, then you want to make sure you’re getting the right item.

Now, that brings us to point number four, which is the price economics of watches. Now, understand some of these things are in their own world. But in general, price, $250 under, that’s going to be consumer watches.

These are fashion watches, watches that you can purchase to go with an outfit to feel good about. If they break after a few years, you’re not going to feel too bad. Maybe you will. But these are not big investment watches for most people that talk about watches.

Now, under $1000, we’re going to start to see a lot of brands, higher end brands and that’s where you really want to be careful. Because there are some great deals out there, there are some not great deals that are simply resting on their laurels and selling it because of the brand.

Beyond and under from $1000 to $10000, we start to get into luxury. And that’s where you’re going to start some very well known names. You’re going to see Citizen, Breitling. This is where you want to make sure you’re getting what you pay for.

This is the world of luxury watches. And beyond $10,000, ultra luxury watches. And guys, what drives these prices? Oftentimes it’s going to be exclusivity. It’s going to be the material. Some of these watches have diamonds in them or they’re made from gold.

All of these things have an effect. Also the name and the heritage of the watch is going to have an effect. Now, I haven’t really talked about heirloom watches. And that’s for a whole another video.

I will say, guys, my stance on this is that watches are not an investment. Point number five. I think this one is probably the most important one. Buy something that you’re going to enjoy and you’re actually going to wear.

So I’d been wearing this watch from The Fifth Watches for a while. And my wife, I didn’t tell about it, she looked at it and she said, “Nice watch.” And she looked at it and she complimented me on it and we talked a little bit about it and then she was surprised to hear the price was only $100.

But that is where you get great value. I don’t normally wear a watch. In fact, getting into watches was something I wanted to do for a long time. So I’m enjoying it. I’m getting compliments.

I’m going to wear it tonight to take my kids to dance. Because it’s a conversation starter. It’s something you can have fun with, you can enjoy. If you’re going to buy a higher end watch like a or a Breitling, go look at those forums.

Go join the Citizen forum and have fun, enjoy it. Treat it like what it is. It’s something that it’s not just a functional piece although that’s a key component. But it’s also a piece that you should enjoy and you should build and add into your wardrobe.

So that’s it, guys. Hopefully, you enjoy the five tips. All of the videos and information I put out here at Real Men Real Style, I’m going to link over to the article, which will go into more detail.

And guys, if you go over to the article, you can also download that PDF, which I mentioned. But I would love to hear from you in the comments down below which of the styles over at The Fifth Watch do you really like.

And I’ve got one right here. This is the white on brown. I also showed you guys the black on black. I guess, if you’re an all black rugby fan, this would be a great watch for you. But guys, let me know down the comments and make sure to go over to Real Men Real Style, send me an email.

I want to make sure that you get that free PDF, which I’m going to go into more detail, more about the intricacies and the hand details, the materials, the band, all of that stuff, so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.

Take care, guys. See you in the next video. [0:09:17] End of Audio hello I’m Antonia I’m the founder of real men real style and today I’m going to give you five tips on how to go out there and buy a quality watch without getting ripped off guys really quick I’m gonna start this off with a story I was ripped off once actually on five watches I’m in Hong Kong almost a decade ago there on business exploring the city and I see all these watches out there I get pulled into a back room no I didn’t get mugged

but I kind of did because I spent five hundred dollars on five watches which were fakes and to this day I’ve still got those watches I’ve got a Breitling I’ve got a couple Rolexes have this louis vuitton and you know what I never wear because I violated a couple of my rules here and really quick those rules are number one educate yourself number two understand what true value is number three make sure whenever you buy something at s buyer protection point number four is make sure you understand the economics of pricing and point number five have fun with whatever you buy and if you look at all of those rules I violate them whenever I purchased those watches in that back alley years ago let’s get back to the points point number one I talked about educating yourself guys there’s no getting around it you’re gonna have to go out there and you’re gonna have to learn more about watches

but it’s not that hard and believe me there’s a whole industry that is built around us because we love it I mean there’s something about watches that makes them really cool it’s become collectors items you hear people their entire forums dedicated to this stuff and immediately I’m thinking you know websites to go check out a blog to watch you’re going to want to go check out a worn and wound watch you seek is a pretty good form there’s also you know brand specific watches so if you look to purchase you know Rolex or Breitling or some of these other ones you can find very specific ones do that I’ll talk about that at the end why that’s important a time zone is another great website

but you can also go to you know tried-and-true websites which I’ve talked about in the past so go over to Art of Manliness go check out gentleman’s Gazette primary magazine all of these guys are going to have an intro to watches but you want to get excited about watches because there’s a lot out there you can even go to your local watch store or maybe it’s going to be a department store that sells watches speak with the guy working behind there you may find yourself an expert someone that you can talk with and engage with also there’s magazines out there some of you guys like to just get a magazine once a month I would recommend if you find some good ones and there’s even an app out there it’s called what is watch ville and they’ll you know bring in all the information out there the point is guys I want you to dive into this because when you are informed when you have an understanding of what we’re talking about you’re gonna be able to make a much better decision point number two is value and value isn’t I what do I have this before pricing because I believe the true value of a watch is how often you wear it times how it makes you feel divided by the price so price isn’t the most important thing I know some of you guys are on budget most of us are on a budget actually

but you you know the example I had here these fakes now how much how many times do you think I’ve worn this Rolex zero how much do they pay for it hundred dollars the way it makes me feel number of wears basically zero divided by a hundred and this was a complete failure as a watch versus that’s when I got from the fifth I feel really good about it you know it’s reasonably priced about a hundred dollars it’s a nice looking watch I’ve already got compliments on it so the value of this watch is much higher than all these fakes I’ve gotten or and that’s what I want you to think about because I don’t want you I would rather you have you save up for the watch you want or when you go ahead and go out there and purchase one buy one that you’re going to get a lot of wears out of

but make sure that you get value out of the watch that you want so let’s talk about point number three which is buyer protection and this one’s really important especially when you’re looking to buy a watch online you want to make sure that you buy from a reputable buyer you want to make sure that you buy from a reputable company those are two things which will have an effect when you buy from a reputable buyer you know if it gets damaged in shipping if something happens where you get a defective watch you can actually work with them to resolve the situation when it comes to warranties that’s where having a manufacturer who stands behind what he built is very important because if it’s a year in and you spent a thousand dollars for 500 on that watch then you want to make sure you’re getting the right item now that brings us to point number four which is the price economics of watches now understand some of these things are in their own world but in general price 250 dollars in under that’s going to be consumer watches these are like fashion watches watches that you can purchase to go with an outfit to feel good about you know if they break after a few years you’re not gonna feel too bad maybe you will

but these are not big investment watches for most people that talk about watches now under $1,000 we’ve got we’re gonna start to see a lot of brands higher in brands and that’s where you really want to be careful because there are some great deals out there there are some not great deals that are simply resting on their laurels and selling it because of the brand beyond and under from a thousand to ten thousand we start to get into luxury and that’s where you’re gonna start to see some very well-known names you’re gonna see you know citizen brightly this is where you want to make sure you’re getting what you pay for this is the world of luxury watches and beyond ten thousand dollars ultra luxury watches and guys so what drives these prices often times it’s going to be exclusivity it’s going to be the material some of these watches have diamonds of them are made from gold all of these things have an effect also the name and the heritage of the watch is going to have an effect now I haven’t really talked about heirloom watches and that’s for a whole nother video I will say guys my stance on this is that watches are not an investment point number five and I think this one is probably the most important one buy something that you’re going to enjoy and you’re actually going to wear so we’ve been wearing this watch from v watches for a while and my wife I didn’t tell her about it she she looked at and she said nice watch and she looked at and she complimented me on it and when we talked a little bit about it and then when she was surprised to hear the price was only a hundred bucks

but that is that you know where you get great value is I don’t normally wear watch in fact getting into watches was something I wanted to do for a long time so I’m enjoying it I’m getting compliments I’m gonna wear it tonight to take my kids to dance because it’s a conversation starter it’s something you can have fun with you can enjoy go you know if you’re gonna buy a higher-end watch like a Rolex or a Breitling or go look at those forums go join the citizen forum and have fun enjoy it treat it like you know what it is it’s something that it’s not just a functional piece although that’s a key component

but it’s also a piece that you should enjoy and you should build and add into your wardrobe so that’s it guys hopefully you enjoyed the five tips like all of the videos and information I put out here at real men real style I’m gonna link over to the article which will go into more detail and guys if you go over to the article you can also download that PDF which I mentioned but I would love to go over to real men real style send me an email I want to make sure you get that free pdf which I’m gonna go into more detail so more about the intricacies and all you know the hand details the materials of the band all that stuff so that you can make an informed purchasing decision take care guys see you in the next video you