Picking out a new wrist watch

Written By : Source: In today’s world watches are not simply a mechanism rhythmically counting minute by minute. A watch is a symbol of prestige and taste, a symbol
08 Aug 2010 12:00

Written By : Source: In today’s world
watches are not
simply a mechanism
rhythmically counting
minute by minute. A watch
is a symbol of prestige and
taste, a symbol of
belonging to a particular
community, therefore you
should approach to choice
of this accessory enough
Choosing the watch you
need clearly understand
what you need them for. If
for everyday wearing the
classical watch is suit
excellent, if for publication
then jewellery or designer
watch, for recreation or
sports – sports watch (for
underwater sports – special
watch for diving). If you
choose the watch for
woman, it is better to do
this with her participation:
watch for woman is part of
her wardrobe and they
should be in harmony with
her attire. If it is a
children’s watch, they must
meet ecological
requirements, should be
bright and interesting, and
watch for teens should be
stylish in first place.
Whatever your goals,
choosing watch, please
draw attention to the
following details:
1. Mechanism – The
mechanism perhaps the
most important part of
any watch, because of
its reliability depends
accuracy and durability
of the device.
Undisputed leaders on
the market of watch
mechanisms are
Japanese (Miyota and
Seiko) and Swiss
(Ronda, Eta – represents
the largest range of
mechanisms), whose
products have
traditionally differed
high quality, reliability
and diversity. Among
the companies that
produce mechanisms for
watches with digital
display the Japanese
company Casio stands
2. Material of watch case –
There are five types of
materials that are differ
by degrees of strength
and price range. The
best materials are
stainless steel and
brass. These materials
are used for
manufacturing of
watches of most
prestigious brands.
Plastics is stands rank
below. It can be used for
expensive quality
watches (for example,
the Japanese Casio), as
well as cheap forgeries.
Therefore acquiring
watch made of plastics,
pay attention to
manufacturers. If it is a
well established
company on watch
market you can safely
buy. For manufacturing
of low-cost and shortlived
aluminium alloys are
used. Titanium alloys
are well-proven but
assortment is not very
wide. Purchasing the
clock in the titanium
case, again pay
attention to
manufacturers and…
the weight of watch.
Generally, the easier
watch the more
composed of titanium
alloy. The use of some
additives makes cases
fragile to external
influences: they can
easily to scratch and
even deformed.
3. Bracelet – You may
approach to choosing of
the bracelet from
different perspectives.
You can proceed from
the design (especially
true for women’s and
designer hours) or from
the material. Typically,
leather bracelets absorb
moisture well (except in
cases where they are
ingrained with a special
water solution) and have
a high elasticity. At the
same time life of the
leather bracelets much
lower than metal. Metal
bracelets come in two
types: of all-metal
chains (more expensive)
and of rolled metal.
4. Watch Coatings – All
coatings have nasty fact
that, over time, they are
obliterated. This is less
related to ceramics and
steel coatings, and more
to coatings made of
gold. The most bad
option is the lacquered
coating, that is readily
used by Chinese
manufacturers. That is
why the best coverage is
its absence, on the
stipulation that watch
is made of stainless
steel, titanium alloy or
5. Glass – The glass protects
clock-face and arrows
against damage. Glasses
come in three types:
plexiglass (plastic) – it is
the cheapest material.
It is different of weak
resistance to scratching
but usually not splitted;
crystal (or tempered
glass) – this material is
resistant to scratching
but is more fragile than
the plexiglass; artificial
sapphire – the most
expensive and most
wearproof material.
6. Shockproofness – The
resistance of
mechanism to drop on
hard wooden surface
from a height of 1 m. As
a rule, all sports
watches have high
shockproof qualities.
7. Watertightness – The
mechanism of
watertight watch is
protected by special
pads from ingress of
moisture. Conventional
waterproof watches
withstand minor
ingress moisture (rain,
spray), but they are
unsuitable for use in the
basin, shower or bath.
This does not apply to
sports watches and
especially to diving
watches – they stand
watertight at depth of
100 meters.
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