Buying a watch, whether for yourself or as a gift, is a process that involves many questions and some important decisions. Watches come in many different types, shapes and sizes, and both men’s watches and watches for women have evolved over the years. You may have a personal favourite in terms of shape – the round face is popular with men, the lozenge style makes for an attractive ladies watch. So what do you need to consider, and how do you know you are getting the quality you want? Let’s have a look at some of the differences you can find in watches.
The movement of a watch is its very heart; you can find two basic types of movement – the mechanical and the electronic. The former is the traditional type of movement that uses hand wound, intricate internals to keep time, while the latter are powered by batteries and keep time thanks to the oscillating nature of a quartz crystal. There are some very impressive watches using either type, and the differences don’t stop there. Quartz watches can offer features such as automatic winding, and they tend to be less expensive than the traditional and very intricate mechanical movements.
At Creation Watches there are several excellent examples of quality watches that you might want to consider; for men’s watches the Seiko range is one of the very best in the business. Seiko is a brand that has been making quality watches for many years, and the Seiko Arctura Kinetic Perpetual Calendar Gents Watch is a classic model that combines modern technology with traditional features. Stylish and understated, this very attractive model is one that offers accuracy and beauty, and is a typical example of a quality men’s watch. At less than $500 it is also an affordable bargain.
Seiko also does a fine line in Womens Watches, and the Seiko Arctura Women’s Diamond model is a beautifully designed and superbly presented watch that is impressive in many ways. The movement is a technological marvel and the gold and diamond trimming makes for a pretty watch that provides accurate timing. The movement is, to recap, an important part of choosing a watch. Naturally you will pay a great deal for a hand-made mechanical movement, but with modern quartz watches you can get the same level of accuracy and in-built beauty at a fraction of the price.