1. Failure to invest on iconic timepieces
Most people don’t want the idea of buying a timepiece that everyone else has. That’s completely understandable, most especially for younger people. However, it’s always best to consider getting one. For instance, a Rolex may be considered a common brand, but getting one in the future is still a good idea. It is unique and special, and you can even profit from it in the years to come.
2. Failure to research before buying their first watch
Take your time to research on a specific watch model, as well as watch movements. Should you get a quartz watch or an automatic watch in Malaysia? Whether it is a rare or common watch, research on the watch that you want to buy.
3. Buying trendy watches
Some people who are too lazy to do research just purchase those timepieces which are currently in trend. Don’t just buy a watch just because they look good. Not knowing the most important aspects of watches will lead to poor watch care and maintenance. Also, you might not be able to get the right watch size.
4. Focusing too much on the watch’s technical aspects
It’s normal for newbie collectors and watch owners to get confused with aspects like automatic winding, manual winding, number of jewels, length of power reserve and dates on the watch face. Feel free to do your own research, but don’t focus too much on the numbers. Many people would even get the maximum amount of features in a watch. Never get to fixated on the technicalities.
5. Spending more than 50,000 MYR
First-time buyers are still figuring out their taste in watches, so it’s not wise to get an heirloom watch as their first timepieces. It’s best to start a simple, quality watch, and then just update in the future. Consider getting a second hand one. You wouldn’t want to pay a lot for a costly mistake.