Watch Buying Guide
Looking for the perfect watch for work or the gym? Fancy adding a new timepiece to your ever growing collection? Then take a look below at our handy watch buying guide. We show you exactly which watches are best for work, sports and formal occasions.
If you’re looking for a new watch to wear everyday, perhaps to work, then you should look out for something comfortable but also sophisticated that can be worn on a daily basis. A leather strap may be best as this style is subtle enough for everyday wear, comfortable and adds an elegant touch to your look.
When searching for a sports watch, remember that comfort is key and you should be looking out for flexible straps. Rubber may be the best option for comfort and movability. You could also choose a watch with added features that may assist you with your physical activities such as a stopwatch or a tachymeter.
Think elegant and sophisticated. Classic bracelet straps in stainless steel are ideal for those looking for an occasion watch. High end brands like Rolex and Cartier are the perfect brands for dress watches.
Automatic – An automatic watch is self winding and does not need a battery. If worn daily, they keep themselves wound.
Quartz – Quartz watches are battery powered and use a crystal for accuracy. Quartz watches are highly accurate and offer precision time telling.
Mechanical – Mechanical watches use a spring for winding. The spring releases its stored energy to power the watch. Mechanical watches are not usually as accurate as quartz.
Eco – Eco drive watches are powered by sunlight and do not need their batteries replacing.