People buy watches for many reasons. Maybe it’s your daughters graduation, or maybe your son has made the local football team or maybe it’s your partners birthday.
Maybe you’re going on an expedition or holiday and your current watch is not up to it. Or maybe your watch has just plain died and its time to get a new one.
Well you’ve come to the right place!
The internet has become a huge part of peoples lives these days. Its a great way to research the options and a great place to buy.
You’ll want to decide on the main purpose of the watch. Just telling the time? Just telling someone that you love and appreciate them? Or being able to measure your race car’s performance. There a 101 reasons to buy. Yours will boil down to a few.
Once the purpose is decided you’ll want to think about the image. Big Brand watches have a no nonsense story to tell. But you dont want to be attacked by someone who wants your watch! There’s a good case for owning a number of watches. A beautiful, top brand watch, for those special occasions when you need to impress, a cheapo for touring 3rd world countries and a daily for the office or school campus.
If the watch is a gift you want to be remembered by, consider a mechanical watch. Its likely to retain its value, certainly if its a big name and one day, it may be handed on to another generation, with the words, “my father gave me this watch, when I went to my Prom. Its always been very special to me. I want you to have it now.”
Watches are jewellery too and can have a lot of meaning to those who receive and own them.
Who knows, you may be remembered one day by the watch you buy today.
What is a, Sport Chronograph Watch?
Basically a, Sport chronograph watch, is a watch with additional timing functions. Many sports have the competitor completing a task in a set time. Any watch can tell you roughly how fast the competitor is going. A chronograph watch has separate functions to precisely measure the elapsed time. Check how many timing features your watch has. One additional dial means you can start, stop and cancel a sequence. Two additional dials usually means you can stop and zero one timer, while the other continues. This gives you elapsed time and individual lap times.
Many waterproof watches have a screw down winder function. Like divers watches. This improves their waterproofness. If you want a watch to go diving with, you must check whether the watch is just “splash proof” or is OK to dive as deep as you can. Manufacturers are careful to specify what conditions their watches will perform in. Always check these figures, before plunging your watch. Jumping into the water can considerably increase the pressure on your timepiece. Be sure it can handle it.