For the uninitiated, the world of timepieces may be intimidating. Balance wheels, escapements, lugs, and tourbillons are just a few of the perplexing watch geek terminology that will throw you off if you’re just getting started. But don’t be deterred. This is a world that values your time, and we’re here to help you choose the right timepiece for you.

1. Set your budget

Sleek, well-designed timepieces may be had for as little as £100 these days. If you want to treat yourself to a luxury watch, though, first figure out how much you’re prepared to spend and then stick to it. It will also assist you in narrowing down the bewildering number of options available straight away.

2. Do your research

There are a variety of places to seek inspiration and assistance, including Instagram and specialized watch sites that give in-depth reviews and information. Perhaps you’re a Princess Diana-style Cartier Tank girl? Or are you seeking a unique and simple design?

3. Quartz or mechanical?

The watch’s motor is its movement (also known as a caliber). Quartz movements, which date back to 1969, are powered by a battery that sends an electrical signal via the circuitry via a little quartz crystal. Quartz watches are highly precise, and they may be able to give you the style you want at a reasonable price.