There are a few things that distinguish a gentleman from the others. Of course, the way one behaves and talks is the most important, but one's appearance is equally important. Truly elegant men wear custom made suits that say a lot about their personality and status. Accessories are another way to make a statement about one's position in the society. Men usually buy shoes, bags, ties and cufflinks in order to be stylish. However, all men who know something about style are very sure at least a designer watch.
A watch is one of the few items of jewelry that can be worn by men of all ages and social backgrounds. Of course, that there are many categories of watches ranging from a few dollars to small fortunes. When buying a watch one does not only pay for the objects itself and for its functions, but also for the brand and the quality of the mechanism. An uninitiated buyer would certainly be surprised to find out how many types of watches are available, ranging from the classic mechanic ones to the more modern automatic ones, kinetic watches, quartz ones and many others.
When buying clothes or any other object one is used to look for the latest discoveries and newest products. However, when it comes to watches buying a vintage piece is sometimes more appropriate. Older men may choose to collect older watches that can be stored in a safe deposit box and worn only for really special occasions as their value can be rather high.
Younger men may consider collecting vintage watches as well because this proves their appreciation for the history and great development of this important accessory. However, for someone who is used to displaying designer accessories it is more important to buy a brand new item from an important brand. Some watches have a long tradition and they are known to appeal to younger people. They can be bought from various dealers both online and in specialized shops. The most important thing is to make sure that one pays for the original item and not for a cheap copy.