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Great Starter Watches for Your Collection

June 5th, 2023

Man in formal clothes wearing a watch

How to begin your watch collection might seem perplexing, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Luxury timepieces offer both an investment opportunity and a stylish addition to your wardrobe. The union of their aesthetic allure with consistent functionality makes them a compelling prospect for collectors. To begin your journey, Hing Wa Lee Jewelers has compiled a list of recommended initial watches for both men and women, featuring a diverse selection of watch styles to fit any lifestyle.

Stainless steel and black Panerai Radiomir men’s watch

Panerai Radiomir for Gents

The Radiomir was the first watch created by the Italian watchmaker Panerai. With its extensive history, the Panerai Radiomir is an iconic watch and an excellent choice for any collection, owing to its popularity and value. Its superb build quality and elegant appearance are both noteworthy. As one of the most popular diving watches of all time, it maintains water resistance up to 100 meters. The watch is manually wound, a characteristic that collectors will appreciate. Its bold black dial and sleek, minimalist design are a perfect match for a sophisticated wardrobe and will serve you as a collector for the long term.

White Breitling SuperOcean Automatic women’s watch

Breitling Superocean Automatic for Ladies

The Superocean Automatic ladies watch from Breitling is a stunning timepiece that offers a blend of versatility, performance, and style. The watch includes a self-winding mechanical movement, sapphire crystal, and water resistance up to 200m. It's all-around appeal is appropriate for casual, business, or sports attire. It’s the perfect choice for enthusiasts seeking a durable and attractive watch. Perfect for diving, swimming, surfing, or lounging on the beach, the Superocean Automatic is an excellent candidate for a luxury collection.

Back and silver Girard-Perregaux Quasar men’s watch

Girard-Perregaux Quasar for Gents

The Girard-Perregaux Quasar watch is a remarkable men's timepiece featuring 30m water resistance, self-winding movement, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Its transparent casing provides a unique view of the mechanism, appreciated by collectors who enjoy watch mechanics. With excellent craftsmanship and an extraordinary design, this watch is a brilliant addition to any collection. The new Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges movement is showcased through a sapphire crystal case, displaying its modern architecture and tourbillon.

Stainless steel Hamilton Jazzmaster women’s watch

Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart for Ladies

The Hamilton Jazzmaster Open Heart watch is an elegant timepiece for women that showcases its inner workings through transparent sections on the face. It is versatile and complements various types of attire, making it an excellent choice for collectors of all levels. The Swiss automatic movement, partially visible through the watch face, adds an air of mystery and sophistication. The watch combines style, functionality, and craftsmanship, making it a versatile and appealing addition to any collection, and its premium quality materials and design details make it a true standout.

Navy and steel TAG Heuer men’s watch

TAG Heuer Carrera Watch for Gents

The TAG Heuer Carrera is the brand's most popular series, boasting a sporty appearance and impressive history. The model shown above also features multiple attractive complications, such as a chronograph, GMT, date, and small second hand. It is water-resistant up to 100m, perfect for sports enthusiasts. Inspired by sports car racing, this watch has a sleek design and rich history, making it an outstanding addition to any collection. A classic timepiece, the TAG Heuer Carrera is a must-have for watch collectors.

Dark green IWC Schaffhausen women’s watch

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Watch for Ladies

The IWC Schaffhausen Portofino collection has a stainless steel model that is an excellent option for a first watch. It has a sleek and elegant design that suits anyone for all occasions. The Portofino watch features water resistance up to 30 meters and comes in a number of beautiful color schemes. It's a sophisticated watch with a touch of glamor that will add value to your collection while elevating your style.

Man sitting with his leg across his other showing his dress shoes and timepiece

Begin Your Watch Collection at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers

Hing Wa Lee Jewelers offers exceptional service and an extensive collection of luxury watches. We have provided several recommendations for starter watches, but this is just the beginning. You can contact us for more information or to set up an appointment, or you can visit our store in San Gabriel, CA. Our friendly and experienced staff can assist you in finding the perfect watch to start or enhance your luxurious collection. We are committed to providing a top-notch customer experience at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers.