Do You Know the Time?
Posted on 23 May 2016
Do You Know the Time?
By Keron Sears
I know what you are thinking. Why should I invest in a watch when I can just read the time off of my smartphone? My smartphone tells time, sends texts, surfs the web, and so much more. But I think investing in a good watch is classy, sexy, mature, “timeless”. Yes, I had to throw that last one in. Whatever you want to convey with your look for the day, add in a watch. Don’t leave your wrist barren!
Today let’s talk about watch movements and the different types of watches that are available.
So what is a watch movement? The watch movement describes how your timepiece keeps on ticking. There are two types of watch movements, quartz and automatic. Quartz movement watches are the most common. These watches use an oscillator, regulated by a piece of quartz and powered by a battery, to keep time. An automatic movement watch uses the movement of the wearers wrist to wind the mainspring which then powers the watch.
As far as which one tells time better, definitely the quartz. But true watch lovers usually prefer an automatic watch. Why? Because it comes alive when you wear it! The second hand moves smoothly across the face while in a quartz it just boringly ticks away. Some automatics are skeletons, so you get to see the inner workings of the watch. That is something you can’t get in a quartz movement watch.
There are five main types of watches. They are diving watches, dress watches, aviator watches, driving watches, and minimalist watches. Each type comes a variety of different looks and styles. So it is always a matter of personal preferences as to which watch is right for you.
Diving watches are characterized by its tough construction, luminous dials and hands, and rotating bezel. The rotating bezel can be used to tell the wearer how much immersion time he has left. As the name describes these watches are great for diving and are water resistant.
Dress watches are characterized by their simple face, usually with roman numerals, and lack of extras. They are most likely slim and made of a precious metal. Dress watches function truly for telling time and not as a show stopper.
Aviator watches have been around for almost 100 years. And they are still very popular today. They are characterized by the black face and luminous hands and numbers. These traits take their history from being needed to be seen in the dark while flying.
Driving watches have a chronograph complication. A chronograph complication is a stop watch feature built into the watch. Some driving watches will also have a tachymeter, which is used to measure speed.
Lastly, we have the minimalist watches. These watches are plain, simple, and not flashy. The name speaks for itself. Only the bare minimum is included but it still manages to look great.
When it comes to picking the right watch for you it is all about your taste and what you want to convey in your style. Investing in a watch is definitely the right choice to make. It is a right of passage, a statement, a designation.
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