Thursday 6 January 2022

How Much Should You Spend On A Watch?

 When it comes to buying high-end goods, we don’t always know what we should be spending. It can often be the case that we buy something at a budget price, which lasts for years. Or, the moment we spend a few hundred - the item goes on sale, and we feel like we missed out. 

While they do go on sale, Watches and jewellery tend to hold steady at a single price point. This can often mean that you need to compare models instead of comparing prices. This is where comparison guides like this Rolex watch comparison guide are incredible. It can help us make the right decision about what we are about to buy. 

It doesn’t matter if you buy the watch for yourself or someone else. Here are some tips on how much you should be spending on a quality watch that makes a statement. 

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Love it

When it comes to a watch or other timepiece, you need to love it, not just like it. If you like it a bit, you will be tempted to upgrade it, or worse - never wear it. 

If you are buying the watch for something else, you can look at the style of watch they already wear. Or take into consideration their lifestyle and the rough brands and cost of the rest of the accessories they wear. 

After looking at the watch for more than a few minutes, if there is any single thing on it that you don’t like - from the strap to the face, then keep looking until you find the one you love. 

Limited Edition

Anything that says limited edition will likely have a higher price attached - but more often, they won’t come back around. When it comes to limited-edition watches and timepieces, you should expect to pay a few hundred more. 

Don’t settle for limited edition watches and timepieces with extra features or a completely overhauled look. It won’t feel special when sitting side by side with others in the same brand if the only differentiator is a slight colour variation. 


Buying a mechanical watch considers that you will need to pay for cleaning and eventually a mechanic upgrade. It might not be for another 25 years - but it will happen. 

Watch services can cost anywhere between $500-$1000 depending on the brand of the watch and what is included. 

To guarantee accuracy, waterproofness, and good general maintenance a regular maintenance is required for most high-end watches. 

More than one

Let’s assume you have around ten thousand pounds to spend on a watch. Do you want to buy one single watch with it? Or would you prefer to have several timepieces that can be worn for different occasions? 

For high-end branded watches, you can expect to pay anywhere between 2,500 and 10,000. Watches in the high-end bracket are an investment that will stand the test of time and hold its value, which should always be considered when you make the final call. 

If you are in the middle of saving for a stunning timepiece, then this guide can help you save even more: Fun as a Gran: Save Money on Your Purchases Anytime of Year

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Wednesday 5 January 2022

It's Okay To Be A Computer Newbie


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There’s something of a false impression that those in their golden years are simply unable to accept or deal with new technology. Of course, it might be that some people have elderly relatives who prefer to do things ‘the offline way,’ but that doesn’t mean those people can’t be taught and shown how to use modern devices properly.

In fact, they tend to get a lot of mileage out of the devices they use on a day-to-day basis, provided that they’re introduced to them properly. Thankfully, then, it may be worth finding your grandparent that computer or smartphone they need, as not only can it help them manage their day to day, but reconnect with their friends via social media, too.

No matter what - it’s okay to be a computer newbie. You don’t have to be Bill Gates or Steve Jobs in his prime to understand how to operate and get the best from your device. In this post, we’ll d discuss a few common principles that can help you enjoy your new computer with ease and comfort:

Software Starting Guides

Finding a worthwhile software starting guide can help you. Watching videos on YouTube can show you the very basics of using a new operating system. Some operating systems even offer basic tutorials that allow you to see the main features bit by bit. The most important lessons to learn are how to manage your files, how to use a web browser (likely something you know since you’re here), and how to keep your device secure. Thankfully, this is fairly straightforward, and so you can use these efforts as a platform to become familiar with your device further.

Bug Fixing

Unfortunately, even modern devices are never free from bugs or technical and software issues that cause problems. For instance, this guide to remedying installation bugs can help you ensure that even a misbehaving MacBook is properly attended to. Bug fixing can take a little bit of skill, but ultimately, following guides like this can help simplify the process. This can seem inconvenient, but it’s also a great process to go through in order to feel more familiar with your particular device. Having the ability to see an issue and potentially ask for and apply a fix yourself can be helpful.

Consider Your Needs

Consider your needs from a computer device in the first place. Might it be that keeping up with, editing and enjoying your family photos is key? Perhaps you’d like to start using online banking more often than heading into the branch constantly. You might find it a perfect resource to plan your renewed travel expeditions. Understanding what you’re looking for in a device can help you avoid wasting time on more advanced features while focusing on that which is important to you. Over time, this can make a tremendous difference in how confident and competent you feel, and your introductory path in to using new technology.

With this advice, we believe you’ll once again feel comfortable as a computer newbie learning from the ground up - there’s absolutely no shame in it.

This is a collaborative post.