Whether you’re a connoisseur of horology or just a regular watch lover, we all want something great to wear on our wrists. Something that makes you feel great and shows people that you’re great. A watch that tells the time accurately, lasts long and catches the eye just peeping out from under the sleeve of your suit jacket.
Here’s how you can tell whether any watch is worth its salt.
For starters, watches are complex (and complicated) little devices. One needs to have lots of technical know-how in order to be in a position to choose the right one. It doesn’t help that there are a myriad of brands and options out there, each of them seemingly as attractive as the last.
Other reasons are tied to the fact that modern horology isn’t just about knowing the time but also about fashion. The watch must therefore complement your style as well as reflect your personality. When you add price consideration as well as choice of straps, casebacks, case material, functions, dial types etc, purchasing a watch can turn into a nightmarish conundrum.
We may be in an age full of innovations but automatic watches are still the in-thing for many people. They were the in-thing before the 1970s when quartz took over, and in recent times they’ve returned as snazzy fashion pieces.
Manual or battery-operated watches are good too, but there are advantages that only an automatic timepiece can offer. We’re gonna run down the major ones here.