There are certainly many different watches out there and because of that, one can
easily get bombarded and distracted in all of them. Do not worry as I am here to help
you look for the one that will best suit your tastes and preferences.
In this article, I will go over the things that you should expect when buying a watch.
Although I like mechanical watches, I will not recommend them if you do not have the
money for it since they are usually expensive.
Anyway, let’s get on with the article, shall we?
When you look at a watch, you will find that there is a glass that covers the main watch
face. Watchmaking companies can use different types of glass for that. More
mainstream watches typically use more inexpensive types of glass such as mineral
glass, for example.
However, if you are going to spend upwards of $500, you should be looking for one that
makes use of sapphire crystals. Sapphire glass is scratchproof and are perfect for
people who want to protect their major investment.
There are two different watch movements that you need to be aware of. Most
inexpensive watches use the quartz movement where the watch operates using the
energy that is supplied by a battery. The energy will be channeled towards the quartz
crystal to help things powered up to produce its movement. It is defined by that tick-tock
or staggered watch movement.
More expensive watches use the mechanical movement, more specifically, the
automatic watches. They come in various price points but one thing that you should be
aware of is that they are defined by their smoother watch movements. Without getting
too technical, an automatic watch gets powered by your natural hand movements as it
supplies kinetic energy to the oscillating rotor, otherwise known as the self-winding
mechanism of the watch.
If you are looking for more high-end watches that cost more than $1000, you have to
make sure that you are buying want with a chronometer certification given by the COSC.
This is basically where the watch will undergo a series of tests to ensure its accuracy,
as well as its other design aspects as well.
The main definition of a watch is that it is an accessory that tells time. If it serves other
purposes, then those additional features are known as watch complications.
There are many different watch complications out there. For instance, tourbillon
watches have this special mechanism that helps make mechanical watches somewhat
accurate despite gravitational forces.
You should buy a watch that serves your particular use-cases. For example, if you are
an athlete, you are better off wearing a sports watch because such a timepiece is fitted
with components that can withstand shock, sweat, and other elements.
A dress watch is suitable for more formal events as it has a more subtle design that
doesn’t take the attention away from what you are wearing.