Why Wear a Watch?

Why Wear a Watch?

Watch Knowledge
Few men these days need to time the start of a battlefield attack, and technology has come a long way since the Battle of the Somme. We’ve now entered an age where a man can check the time by pressing a button on his smartphone, which begs an obvious question: “Are there still any reasons to wear a watch?” It’s a fair question, and wristwatch sales did in fact start declining in the early 00s, thanks in part to the increased use of smartphones. But after reaching an all-time low in 2009, wristwatch sales have been increasing at a steady clip year in and year out and will likely continue that upward trend. What’s going on there? Every man has…
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How to Choose a Watch Movement?

How to Choose a Watch Movement?

Watch Knowledge
When you start familiarizing yourself with watches, one word that’s going to come up a lot is “movement.” Movement encompasses not only the sweep of a watch’s hands around its face, but the way its inner mechanisms produce that effect. A watch’s movement is fundamental in how it works and keeps time — consider it the “heart” of the watch. Watch movements come in three types: mechanical, automatic, and quartz. Below we explain the differences between them and their pros and cons. Mechanical A mechanical watch has a movement that’s powered by a mainspring — a coiled wire of metal — that is wound by hand. Once the mainspring is wound, it slowly and evenly unwinds, causing the second hand…
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