Engraving the back of a watch not only adds that personal touch but can be a deep and meaningful way to say something to the man in your life.
Before you rush out to get that watch engraved though, you might like to take a little time and think about what you’re going to put there. Much like tattoos, engravings made in haste can often lead to regret.
Do you want it to be personal or inspirational? Maybe you want it to be both. A simple expression of your love might be all you need or perhaps you want your loved one to carry around that all important quote they can be guided by. Maybe you want something humorous that will bring a smile to their face when they see it. There’s certainly a lot to consider when you decide to get a watch engraved.
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Choose the Right Watch
The first thing you need to do is, of course, find the right watch. That means asking the question and ensuring there’s enough space, many watch companies now engrave their logos and other details on the back leaving little or no room. Ideally, you need a smooth and flat, slightly heavy duty surface that will easily take an engraving.
At Thomas & George we can provide our customers with a blank watch back that leaves plenty of room for engraving your message. We can even do it for you!
How to Find a Great Quote
You can find plenty of great quotes online to give you inspiration but you should also bear a few things in mind. The first is the amount of space – even on the chunkiest watch you’re going to be limited to just a few words. It pays to take your time to find the perfect set of words that says everything that needs to be said. Yes, you can put in more words by reducing the font size but that can also make it difficult to read.
You could opt for a single word such as ‘Love’ or a sentimental phrase like ‘for all time’ if you are buying for a special occasion such as your wedding or a special anniversary. The simplest words generally work best as a watch engraving so you need to bear that in mind when you are making your choice. Your initials can often be the perfect choice – JL loves PB, for example, is short, sweet and meaningful.
Maybe you’re a guy buying the watch for yourself and want something that guides you through your career or a moto that you like to live by. Again, you can find great options online – just make sure you choose the right words.
Pick Your Watch Company Carefully
Finally, as with any product you want to choose the best and that should include the engraving. At Thomas & George we pride ourselves on producing quality watches that look fantastic. To find out more or if you have any questions about our engraving service please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.