Advice for selecting and buying a luxury watch in London
December 21, 2010 5:28 AM Subscribe
[London Shopping Filter] I'd like to buy an expensive watch in the New Year. Budget is up to £2,500 so I'm looking for advice on the best places to browse a wide range of makes and models and then (once I've picked something) the best place to buy it.
posted by mr_silver to shopping (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My current watch has just fallen apart and, on the basis that I wear a watch every single day, it's really my only luxury item, I'm getting older and I can afford it, I thought I'd splash out on something which will last me for the next 10 years at a cost of about 69p a day.
I'm not really sure what I want. Probably Seiko, Tag Heuer, Omega or something of that ilk - although to be honest I'm pretty much open to any chronometer as long as it looks nice, works with a suit (as well as casually) and, most importantly, doesn't look stupidly oversized on my rather small wrists. Budget is up to £2,500 but if I can get something that I like for less then I'll be happy. I don't expect to spend less than £400.
Given my indecisiveness, I'm going to have to do some serious browsing of all the available models from all the major manufacturers - however I'm unsure where the best place would be to do that. I've been to Westfield, is that the best place there is? If not, where else can I go in London?
In addition, once I know exactly what I want, where would be the best place to buy it from to get the most out of my money? Happy to consider online as long as the store is reputable.