Now a days it is difficult to determine what constitutes a designer watch as opposed to a normal one. Designer watches were born out of the fashion industry with famous designer brands like Armani, Cartier, D&G, Sesky, DKNY and Guess launching their own ranges of watches. The design of these is very fashion orientated and often in line with the latest fads and couture ranges. These designer brands offer a wide range particularly when buying watches for women.
They also offer jewelery & bracelet watches many of which go well with their jewelery accessories. If you are buying for a fashion orientated person then you will need to have a specific look or dress in mind that the designer watch will go with. You can then accessories with earrings, neckwear or wrist wear jewelery either from the same fashion designer or any one you like.
However we cannot forget the traditional luxury watch makers whom have a history in making classic time pieces for men. This then developed to wrist watches for women and men. Now they are also attuned with fashion designs of the modern day and put a lot of thought into watch design. This has resulted in multi-functional watches made with precision engineering that are also very fashionable in design. So it is not surprising that famous watch makers like Tissot, Hamilton, Breitling & Timex are now making designer watches as well.
If you are looking to buy watches for men then consider whether they are gadgets lovers or would prefer a classic and clean looking watch design. Tissot does the T-Touch Titanium watch suitable for both women and men. It is made of Titanium, comes with compass, altimeter, thermometer, barometer and is water resistant to 30 meters. This, one of many designer watches manufactured by Tissot, comes with a two year warranty.
There are also watch designs based on themes like sporting events, famous celebrities or whatever is the latest fashionable fad. If the man you are buying a watch for is a petrol head or a sports fan then you will find a number of watch designs themed on famous sporting events like the Moto GP or the Olympics. There are a huge number of sports watches on offer that also look like designer watches.
For a classic clean look go for chronograph watches from Armani, Oris, Hamilton or Tissot for men. For the ladies then Armani, D&G, Rotary & Hamilton ladies watches are a must. These are designer watches yet maintain a classic clean look.
Price of these watches depends on materials, functionality, craftsmanship and watch brand. The more expensive designer brands can increase in worth over time particularly if the watch is part of a limited edition.
Two of the more popular designer watches are Tag Heuer & Rollex. Antique watches from Rollex are worth a great deal of money and so buying a Rollex today is a good investment. That is not to say that any of the designer watches won't become highly valued in the future so make sure you always by from an authorized dealer with manufacturer's warranty.