Stepping into the New Year is always cause for celebration. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take stock of everything you’ve accomplished so far, but also a fresh start towards a better future. To give yourself an edge in the challenges that follow, why not consider a new designer watch?

What better way to commit the beginning of a New Year to memory? Over the following months, a luxury timepiece can become a symbol of your achievements and, one day, even a family heirloom. One thing is for certain: you’ll remember the occasion this watch made its way into your life for years to come.

Should you buy a designer watch in 2019?

There are many reasons why you should consider a designer watch in 2019. If you’re shopping for yourself, a new luxury timepiece can be the boost in confidence you need to succeed both at work and in your personal life. Such a subtle, but powerful accessory will complement your formal, business, and casual dress alike, which means that, unlike your car, for instance, it will accompany you everywhere.

If, on the other hand, you’re shopping for a special someone, a luxury timepiece can be a beautiful and memorable way to share your feelings. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s never been a better occasion to show the one you love that you respect and appreciate them. The right designer watch can say just that and more.

Should you buy a pre-owned designer watch?

If a designer watch is your investment of choice in early 2019, there are a few options you can weigh for an optimal purchase. For example, do you want to buy your favourite model brand new or pre-owned?

The advantages of buying a pre-owned designer watch are considerable. First, buying pre-owned extends your range of options to models that might otherwise be out of your budget. Secondly, when it comes to luxury brands, you don’t have to worry that a pre-owned watch is, in some way, flawed or less durable. Certainly, there might be obvious aesthetic defects that you can easily avoid, but when it comes to the mechanism itself, any functional authentic watch will continue to function flawlessly for decades to come with minimal maintenance on your part.

Finally, don’t forget that some luxury models are no longer being manufactured and are therefore rarer and more valuable than others. You can only find and acquire such references pre-owned.

How to find the right pre-owned designer watch

When it comes to pre-owned designer watches, there’s a myriad of different models to choose from. Furthermore, you can save money by buying pre owned watches online, but regardless of whether you opt for a Rolex, Breitling, or Patek Philippe, you should always make sure that what you pay for what you will get.

If you are or can work with an expert to authenticate luxury watches, then you can begin your search with dedicated forums or local retailers. If, on the other hand, you have no way to authenticate a watch before you buy it, you should consider collaborating with online authorized dealers that have already authenticated the watches they choose to re-sell.