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Top Picks for Gold Timepieces

When it comes to gold watches, one can spend a little or a lot. The trick is to know what you want and where to get it. Gold timepieces come in all shapes and sizes and with a wide range in pricing. Not all gold pieces have the extravagant price tag of a Cartier; in fact some models we will examine are quite reasonably priced, such as Michael Kors. Michael Kors watches may not be made from solid gold, but the polished gold plating give off the look and feel of this luxurious metal. A watch made from gold or any kind for that matter is a very personal preference, but below I'll discuss the elements that you simply shouldn't overlook, when shopping for a great gold timepiece:

• The first thing you should consider is quality. Any watch, whether gold or otherwise, should be crafted to last. Make certain that the watch you choose is Swiss made and uses high quality materials. A timepiece must be first and foremost... reliable. Let's not let the glitz blind us of that fact.

• Second, if you are on a budget, like most of us, you might want to consider only looking at Quartz models. Quartz watches are the most reliable and accurate on the market, plus they are much less expensive than their mechanical cousins. Quartz movements are less needy of maintenance, as well. Quartz movements are less expensive to create and although they may not last as long as a mechanical model... they will work great for you for many years.

• Buy from a well respected designer. It's not all about brand name, but the reputation a watchmaker has is usually built upon their reliability in the field. Fine watchmakers choose the best quality materials and have years of experience behind their products.

• Set a budget and stick to it. There are plenty of great quality gold watches on the market to choose from. If this is not going to be a piece that you hand down to your son or daughter, but rather a timepiece for now... don't overspend. You have a number of great choices for good quality gold plated watches.

• Buy on-line. No matter what your budget or taste, you won't find a better selection of gold timepieces, than on the web. Internet shopping allows for your convenience, as well as peace of mind. Remember, when choosing a gold watch... look beyond the glitz.