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Ways to save money on… Designer Watches

*Disclaimer: This post written in collaboration with Xupes. The above opinions are still my own and not influenced by this in any way.

Remember when I said I found the men in my life difficult to buy for? Well I think I’ve finally found the perfect gift for that special occasion. The gift of time. Or more accurately a gift that tells the time – a pre-owned Rolex. A real designer watch costs a bomb though and that’s not exactly money saving, buying second hand can be a little risky – how do you know you’re getting the real deal?

Enter Xupes, established in 2009 it has strict policies of honestly, integrity and professionalism which makes the whole process much easier. But if you’re flashing the cash what exactly should you be looking for?

Style

There are five different kinds of watch you can choose from; diving, dress, aviator, driving and the minimalist watches – not a casio classic in sight – but the most important thing is that the style suits the person you’re buying for both in looks and their lifestyle.

Material

You also want something that not only looks good but will last a long time. This is more important when it comes to the face of the watch as you definitely want something scratch resistant. Also make sure that you’re getting what you’re paying for as some sneaky sellers can try to market gold plated as real gold.

Movement

This refers to the inner workings of the watch rather than how it looks – for designer watches you probably want to decide between automatic and quartz with the latter being the most accurate at keeping time.

Budget

Obviously this is the biggest restriction to purchasing your perfect watch but Xupes offers an ever changing range of watches for a wide range of budgets to suit everyone. They also offer great finance options including a fantastic 6 months interest free option to help you spread the cost!

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