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A wristwatch is one of the most important accessories of a modern person. How to choose a watch. Types of watches.
A wristwatch is one of the most important accessories of a modern person. With their help, you can make a very favorable impression, showing your taste and awareness of watch subtleties.
But for this you need to learn how to choose the right watch.
All watches can be divided into two types - mechanical watches and quartz watches. The essence of the difference is in what source of energy, feeding the mechanism, this or that watch uses.
The first type is a mechanical watch
That, in turn, makes the hands on the dial move, counting the seconds and minutes.
In mechanical watches, the time is indicated only with the help of the hands. It is worth noting that mechanical watches have certain disadvantages - for example, dependence on weather conditions (excessive humidity is harmful to the spring of a mechanical watch), they are sensitive to dust, they have a relatively high error in the course, they need to be wound every day.
And yet, the popularity of such watches is not diminishing in the least.
The second type is a quartz (electronic) watch
An electronic generator based on a quartz crystal supplies stable pulses to a stepping motor, which drives the watch's wheel mechanism. He, in turn, moves the hands on the dial. Quartz watches, unlike mechanical ones, can have not only a dial with hands, but also a digital display. The accuracy of movement for most quartz watches is from +20 to -20 seconds per month. There is no need to wind up such a watch, and you can wear it sporadically, without worrying about it getting up.
In them, the pulses of the electric generator are converted into signals that are displayed on the clock display in the form of seconds and minutes changing on the dial.
For example, the cheapest watches that China produces in abundance are made of aluminum. This material is too soft, which makes the case short-lived, easily damaged, and poorly processed aluminum can also stain the skin. But a plastic watch, no matter how strange it may seem, can turn out to be very expensive and of high quality. Titanium alloy cases have also proven their worth. The more titanium in the alloy, the lighter and more expensive the watch is.
Oval or irregular-shaped men's watches are rare, and adolescents are more often interested in such innovations.
Men's watches are rarely brightly colored, most often they are of restrained dark tones. Wristwatches, depending on the types of movement and added complications, can be massive and heavy. In this case, you need to be especially careful about the choice, because not on every hand such a watch will look good. And if their weight is more than 100 grams, then wearing such a watch for a long time can cause severe discomfort, and in some cases, problems with the wrist.
When choosing a women's watch, you need to pay attention to the weight of the case and how it will look on the hand of the person to whom it is purchased. Too massive or large watches will look ridiculous on thin wrists. Holders of a wide bone should not get carried away with a miniature watch, because this will make the female pen appear larger than it actually is.
For both mens and womens watches, make sure that the case back is slightly curved in all directions. This will make the watch fit better on your wrist.
The material from which the glass is made is very important. It can be made of plastic (plexiglass), crystal, mineral glass and artificial sapphire.
The highest quality, durable and wear-resistant is an artificial sapphire, it is impossible to scratch it, it is difficult to break. Firms like Sapphlex and Tissot use it most often.
Mineral glass is in second place in terms of strength and reliability, and is most often found in wristwatches of an average price group, just like crystal.
Plastic is in last place in terms of strength. No matter how high quality it is, it is too easy to scratch it.
Bracelets made of ceramic, silicone or plastic are not very durable and significantly reduce the cost of the product, so such straps should be left for children's and teenage watches.
Separately, it should be said about the strap made of a classic material - leather. Lovers of natural materials should prepare for the fact that their favorite leather watch strap will have to be changed. Within a year and a half, the skin will lose its former elegance. Another disadvantage is that the elastic leather strap is susceptible to adverse environmental influences and even slightly stretches in wet weather.
And yet the greatest variety is observed among metal bracelets. For example, brass is most often used for bracelets for women's watches, because this soft metal allows complex shapes and elements to be created. But due to its softness, the brass bracelet wears out rather quickly and the coating on it begins to peel off and crack.
Very good for making bracelets titanium, titanium alloy products are light, durable and warm to the touch.
But gold bracelets should be avoided, and not even because of the cost, but the weight of the product, which reaches 100 grams or more. Add in the weight of the watch case, and you get an idea of the weight you will have to carry on your own wrist.
And the last thing - when buying a watch, choose watch salons with a well-known name and a well-deserved reputation. This way, you protect yourself from counterfeiting and can get professional advice from highly qualified sellers.