Types Of Watches

Choosing a watch is so overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. Aside from style, which is so diverse, there are countless features you want to take into account. Here are some things which might help you narrow down your options so you can find a watch that bests suits your style and needs.

SPORT WATCHES

Divers watches, also called Marine watches, are specially formulated to withstand the pressure of deep sea diving, reaching depths as great as 2000 meters. Equally ergonomic are the Pilot watches, also called Aviator watches.

A chronograph watch is a multi-function watch with a stopwatch function. Chronograph watches are made with both quartz and automatic movements.

 

LUXURY WATCHES

Sometimes referred to as Haute Horlogerie, luxury watches are great for collectors and watch connoisseurs. Luxury watches are for those who appreciate expert watch movements and exquisite handcrafted complications that are encased in superior materials and precious gems.

 

DIAMOND WATCHES

If you are looking for a functional piece of jewelry that can help dress up an outfit, a diamond watch is the way to go.

QUARTZ WATCHES

If you are looking for a watch you can rely on for accuracy, we would recommend a quartz watch. You never have to worry about winding it or wearing it in order for it to work.

In Quartz watches, a specially designed battery activates a Quartz crystal inside the movement that vibrates approximately 33 times per second. These vibrations translate into impulses by a computer chip that drives an electronic motor, which moves the watch’s hands.

 

MECHANICAL WATCHES

If you are the type of person who appreciates mechanical things, or the beauty of the complications found in a mechanical movement, a mechanical watch is right for you.

There are two different types of mechanical watches on the watch market. The power reserve on a watch indicates how much time a watch will function when not worn, or until it is wound up again. Some prefer to use a watch winder so that their automatic watch can run continuously without being worn.

Manual: In a manual watch, the wearer must turn the crown (button on the outside of the watch’s case) to wind the mechanism.

Self Winding Automatic: In a self-winding or automatic watch, you do not need to wind the mechanism, you just need to wear the watch. The movement in an automatic watch is activated by a rotor, which turns by the force of gravity with the regular movements of the wearer’s wrist. Automatic watches are more or less reliable, although at their worst, they can gain or lose about 10 seconds per day. An automatic timepiece needs to be worn for about 10-15 hours until it is fully wound. COSC certified automatic movements (called chronometers) are tested by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (” Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres”) and can gain 6 or lose 4 seconds per day (-5/ +8 for watches with a diameter greater than 20mm).

WATER RESISTANT WATCHES

Watches used to be deemed “waterproof,” however, the International Organization for Standardization prohibited the use of the term waterproof. They also issued a standard for water resistant watches. Water resistant watches are made up of special gaskets which form a watertight seal. A sealant is applied as well, to help keep the water out. The material of the case is also tested to pass as water resistant. Watches are tested for water resistance in still water. It must be noted that a watch with a certain meter rating is tested for water resistance under still water, with the watch being stationary. It does not take into account if the watch can withstand the pressure that is generated by motion at that depth of water. It is important to keep this in mind when you are purchasing a water resistant watch.

There are two different types of mechanical watches on the watch market. The power reserve on a watch indicates how much time a watch will function when not worn, or until it is wound up again. Some prefer to use a watch winder so that their automatic watch can run continuously without being worn.

Self Winding Automatic: In a self-winding or automatic watch, you do not need to wind the mechanism, you just need to wear the watch. It must be noted that a watch with a certain meter rating is tested for water resistance under still water, with the watch being stationary.

Wood Watches

This is the type of watch that are for the people who have the earth in mind, however there are super luxurious beacause of its natural wood. Yo can check them out here: http://www.wood-watches.net