[url=https://bolongwatch.com/how-to-choose-a-watch/]How to Choose a Watch（For Man and Women Included）[/url]
The ingenious invention form over two centuries ago that is the wristwatch proves itself practical until modern times. Although watch sales went downhill around the early 2000s, came the smart phones, watches made a comeback after almost a decade.
Why is this so? Despite there are smart phones at our disposal, there are still many reasons why people still buy it for themselves and as gifts to loved ones. They’re functional, convenient, stylish, collectible, and can serve as a status symbol and heirloom.
But if you don’t know how and where to start watch shopping, no worries, for we’ll guide you on how to choose a watch. Also, we suggest that you should first be familiarized with the basics of watches, which will also be covered here in this article.
Here is the steps:
Step 1:Know About Types of Watch Movements
Step 2:Figure out Watch Styles
Step 3:It is time to Choose A Watch Now
Step 4:Best Places to Buy Watches
Let’s get started.
Step1:Know About Types of Watch Movements
A watch movement is the watch’s engine that allows timekeeping as well as the watch’s other complications to function. There are two types of watch movements, namely quartz and mechanical. And there are two types of mechanical movements, which are manual and automatic.
Types of Watch Movements
The quartz movement is powered by battery. As compared to its mechanical counterparts, it is more accurate and requires minimum maintenance, as all it needs are battery replacements every after some years. Quartz movements would either come with an analog, digital, or analog-digital dial.
Mechanical movements are often admired for the stunning display of its intricate details usually shown through a skeleton dial and exhibition case back. These movements are assembled by watchmaking experts and are composed of a complex arrangement of tiny parts that work together for the watch to operate.
Types of Mechanical Watches
Manual – Manual movements have to be hand wound for it to store energy. Their power source is a mainspring, which once wound, will unwind and release the energy for the watch. This type of movement causes a smooth sweeping motion for the second hand.
Automatic – Another term for automatic movement is self-winding movement. This type of movement obtains energy to power the watch through the wearer’s own wrist movements. It’s less hassle as compared to the manual type, as it doesn’t need to be constantly wound.
There are some watches designed with other functions aside from timekeeping. These are called watch complications. Examples are the calendar, alarm, moon phase display, GMT, power reserve indicator, and etc.
Then there are also watches designed with complications for specific activities. There’s the chronograph watch, which serves as a stopwatch; the sport watch that has handy features for athletic activities; the aviator watch that has useful tools to help pilots in their flights; and etc. Those are just to name a few examples.
Step 2:Figure out Watch Styles
Men’s Watch Styles
There are several types of watches for men. But basically, for stylish men’s watches, there are five go-to types to add class to your outfits. They are the dress watch, field watch, dive watch, aviator watch, and racing watch.
The dress watch has a timeless appeal with its minimalist style. It doesn’t have too many embellishments. Rather, it’s simple and sophisticated, which makes this type a classic.
It has a clean background for its dial with a plain design for its hour markers and hands. Usually, it comes with a leather strap. Although there are some that also come with a metal bracelet, the leather strap would be the more classic option.
Moreover, dress watches only have few or no complications at all. When they do have, it would include the day and/or date display and moon phase display. And this type of watch is designed thin to allow it to easily slip in and out of a dress shirt cuff. Its thinness also makes a sleek look that is good for a more dressy style.
The field watch is a tough and reliable watch originally designed for soldiers during World War II. The main purposes of this type of watch at that time were for coordination of attacks, readability in all conditions, and to endure the rigors of battle. Moreover, they also make stylish timepieces.
It has a clean; easy to read; high contrast dial, usually featuring a white on black or black on white design with luminous hands.
The field watch is a rugged timepiece that boasts a solid case either made of stainless steel or titanium usually going along with a sturdy Nato or Zulu strap made o