An intelligent buyer should know how to distinguish between the real and fake when shopping for wristwatches because there are high chances of being duped by clandestine sellers who offer some of the most tempting brands at throwaway prices.
To avoid the trap of fake watch sellers, you must visit a reputed watch shop Singapore and be ready to pay what real watches cost, which, no matter how expensive, will only add to your pride. Remember that when buying luxury watches, you get what you pay for, and if ever you get a deal that seems too good to be true, it is better to stay away from it. However, it is always possible to buy a great watch at an affordable price only if you are ready to pay the real price.
To buy a quality watch at a fair price, follow the tips discussed here.
Gather knowledge about classic watch styles
The more you learn about watches easier, it becomes to make sensible and practical decisions during purchase. The watchmakers have practiced the art and science of making timepieces for centuries, and there is a huge industry built around horology, which means the study of measurement of time. A lot of information is commercially available and even from various forums formed by watch lovers. You can gather huge information about wristwatch designs and trends from numerous websites and blogs, some of which belong to leading brands like Rolex, Seiko, Omega, etc. There are many lifestyle journals too that offer advice on selecting wristwatches.
Understand the real value of a watch
A watch displays the taste of the person wearing it and indicates their social status. Therefore, when judging the price of wristwatches, you must relate it to the value derived from it. To arrive at the value of a watch, you must consider how it feels to wear the timepiece and the frequency of wearing, which together justifies the price. Your budget should never limit your choice, and you must be ready to spend something extra if needed to get the coveted piece of chronometer.
Watch pricing intricacies
Watches are available in different grades that caries in craftsmanship, as well as the quality of materials used and how much labor-intensive the process of manufacturing is. As a thumb rule, you can categorize wristwatches into 4 price bands.
- Watches under $250 are fashion watches that suit any outfit, and you will not feel bad if it gives away after a few years.
- Watches that cost under $1,000 are quality watches that help you to make a statement. A wide range of quality watches is available in this range.
- Luxury watches cost between $1,000 to $10,000 and include the most reputed brands in the industry, and you must have thorough knowledge about watches to make the right purchase.
- Ultra-luxury watches are quite rare pieces decorated with precious gemstones on the dial that spells a class of its own.
Since a good quality watch must give you immense pleasure to wear, it must also be the one that you fall in love with and would never cease enjoying its company.
Alyma Ozell is a contributing author of Garmin Singapore. She has been passionate about watches like Casio GShock since childhood. Although being raised in the digital watch era, she found her way to mechanical timepieces. After being active on watch forums from the 1990s onwards, she decided to start a blog on watches in 2004.
Holy Child alumni illuminate the path forward amidst national school power crisis
In recent times, the narrative of power challenges in Ghanaian schools has escalated, with numerous public institutions such as Mfantsipim School, Accra Academy, and Mondo Senior High Technical School among others facing abrupt electricity disconnections.
This persistent issue highlights the dire need for sustainable solutions in powering educational facilities, crucial for maintaining the quality of education.
Stepping into the spotlight with a pioneering initiative, the 1999 alumni of Holy Child School have set a remarkable precedent.
In a bid to combat these electricity woes, these visionary women have successfully funded the transition of their alma mater to 75% solar energy. This initiative not only addresses the immediate problem of power outages and financial strains on the school’s budget but also serves as a beacon of climate-positive action with the potential for carbon credit benefits.
Founded in 1946 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Holy Child School has long stood as a bastion of educational excellence and societal impact in Ghana. Its alumni include distinguished personalities such as Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Anna Bossman; Goldman Sachs Vice President, Sabina Dankwah; and University of Ghana’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nana Aba Amfo, to name a few.
The Solar Project
This solar project, a gift from the 1999 alumni commemorating their 25th anniversary and coinciding with the school’s 78th speech and prize-giving day, symbolizes a profound act of giving back and forward.
In an exclusive interview with the Business and Financial Times, engineer Ing. Mrs. Sheila Enyonam Akyea, president of the year group, shared: “This project builds on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We’re thrilled to extend their initial contribution, ensuring every corner of our school benefits. It’s our way of ensuring current and future students receive the same level of empowerment and opportunity we had.”
Project’s Committee Chair Ing. Mrs. Teresa Kyei-Mensah, mentioned the substantial investment the solar installation demands, emphasizing ongoing fundraising efforts.
she said: “Once completed, the initiative promises significant savings for the school and, by extension, the Ghana Education Service, redirecting funds towards essential educational resources,” she added.
Solar power, increasingly recognized for its affordability and environmental benefits, stands as a viable solution for Ghana’s educational sector and its broader climate goals. With abundant sunshine year-round, Ghana is ideally positioned to harness solar energy, reducing the financial burden on public resources while contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
The project was completed in January 2024 after a 1-month testing phase. The year group eagerly anticipate the handover ceremony at the 78th Speech and Prize-Giving Day of Holy Child School in Cape Coast on Saturday, 9th March 2024 marking a significant milestone in their commitment to sustainable development and quality education in Ghana.
This initiative not only lights the way for other schools grappling with similar challenges but also underscores the powerful impact of alumni engagement in shaping a brighter future for the next generation.