Oftentimes customers will ask us for our opinion on a watch – and we’re not afraid to give it to them. There’s nothing worse than a salesperson that always says, “I love it” or, “That looks amazing on you” when you know it’s not true.
Can you blame the salesperson? Not really. They’re trying to make a sale. But that “looks-great-no-matter-what” approach is somewhat short-sighted. For example, let’s say that you’re trying on a shirt at a local clothing store. You think it looks pretty good, but you’re still on the fence. A salesperson walks over and tells you how great it looks. You decide to buy it.
You wear the shirt for a couple of weeks and begin to realize that it doesn’t look great on you. Maybe your friends point and chuckle. The shirt finds a permanent home in the back of your closet. When it comes time to go out and buy another shirt, you’re hesitant to go back to the original retailer because your experience was sub-par. On top of that, you’re not recommending the original retailer to your friends.
What’s the takeaway? A salesperson should focus on increasing the number of satisfied customers – not just the number of customers. Focusing on satisfied customers will likely pay off in the long run. Salespeople want their customers to wear their new shirt all the time, rave about it to their friends, and come back when it’s time to buy another shirt. (Plus – it feels good knowing that you made someone happy!)
If you want our opinion on a watch, we’ll give it to you. Are we always right? Nope. Watches are such a personal purchase. At the end of the day, YOU need to love the watch. But we’re here to help think through the purchase.
Here comes an opinion: The mid-size Rolex Datejust Turn-o-graph is a GREAT first watch for women. (There are variations on the dial color and band style).
1. It’s a Rolex – if you buy a pre-owned model, you should feel pretty good about it holding its value over time.
2. It’s a great size. Women are wearing large, bold watches these days. Many women are wearing 40mm watches – a size once reserved for men. However, there’s no guarantee that this trend will last forever. The Turn-o-graph, at 36mm is a great compromise.
3. The watch is classic, but still offers some “flair.” The red second hand and red date is such a cool added feature. It’s like the red soles on a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. Do the red soles have any functionality? Nope. Are they fun and noticeable? Yep. I’ve never worn a pair (I swear), but I bet women get an extra boost of confidence because they ARE fun and noticeable.
4. It’s versatile. You can wear it with a suit. You can wear it with jeans. You can wear it with shorts. You can wear it with long sleeves and short sleeves. It will go with almost any color clothing. It will always look natural. If you have one amazing watch, versatility is key!
So – what do you think? We’re curious to hear YOUR opinions. After all, your opinions are more important than ours!
Check out the Rolex Turn-o-graphs that we currently have in stock: