Aside from being visually appealing, a watch should look its best as a quality timepiece. Something that might be handed down from family member to family member. A quality watch can also be considered an investment. When purchasing a watch consider what you will be using it for. Casual wear, business or both.
The movement, or inner workings, of a watch are what make up the main timekeeping mechanism. This mechanism measures the passage of time and displays the current time and other information including date, day and month. These movements can be entirely mechanical, entirely electronic or a combination of the two.
An electronic watch employs the use of a tiny quartz crystal that vibrates in the presence of electricity. This type of watch is powered by a battery and its time is regulated by the tiny quartz crystal. This is why most electronic watches are also called quartz watches. Solar powered watches convert energy from light into electricity which is then stored in a rechargeable battery. These watches do not need to have the battery replaced as long as they are regularly exposed to a fairly strong light source.
Quartz watches are analog timepieces that run on a tiny, vibrating, electrified quartz crystal. They keep extremely accurate time (within a minute each year).
Use a combination of mechanical and electronic elements. Usually a weight rotates with the motion of the wearer’s arm which turns a generator to supply power. It is similar to an automatic watch except that electrical power is generated by the mechanical motion.
Display the traditional hour and minute hands with numbers, markers or Roman numerals that display a 12-hour day. Available from a traditional to a modern look and are the classic watch type perfect for business, dates and formal events.
Display in LCD or LED this display type shows the time in numeric form. that displays the time in numeric form and are considered casual. Typically found on causal watches, these are powered by a very small watch battery.
Have both an analog and a digital face. They’re utilitarian and can be worn to work and during your daily routine (though they’re probably not a good bet for formal events).
Usually made from stainless steel and have a relatively plain face. They are watches that can be worn everyday. They have a durable strap or medium to heavy bracelet band.
Characterized by a case made from gold or other precious metal. They typically feature a basic, light colored dial with simple hands and a plain bezel with no markings. They usually have an elegant, thin, leather strap.
Heavier and more durable than dress or casual. They feature a heavier bezel with markings and a bold or complex looking face featuring thicker hands. These watches have a casual type strap that can be a rubber based band, padded leather band with prominent stitching, or a heavy bracelet. Most of these watches are water resistant to at least 50 meters. Sport watches have more functionality than the other types of watches.