If you invest in a serious timepiece, you ought to know what’s under the hood. Get hip to these five watch terms and you’ll sound like an industry pro.
Just because a watch says it’s water-resistant doesn’t mean you should swim or shower with it on. To be safe, only do so if it’s water-resistant up to one hundred meters.
A movement powered by a battery and regulated by the oscillations of a quartz crystal. It’s way more accurate than other watch types.
Any function that goes beyond timekeeping. Could be an annual calendar; could be a stopwatch.
All those bits and pieces inside that run the thing.
A type of mechanical watch, containing a rotor on a pivot, that’s wound by the day-to-day movements of the wearer’s wrist.
Regular: The next tier consists of watches in the $200-$1000 range, like Seiko and Citizen, Casio G-Shocks, Victorinox, Hamilton, Fortis and Tissot, etc. These are all regular watches. If you want a good, solid regular watch, these are the kinds of watches you should be looking into. At this price range, however, I would still stick...
There’s a difference between a sporty watch and a sport watch. Yes, you can wear a canvas-strap timepiece with a blazer. But no, you don’t want to wear a rubber, wrist-contoured watch that tracks your time in the half mile with your gray flannel business suit. It says either you don’t know how your watch...