Today wrist watches are often replaced with cell phones and other electronic devices. A watch is, however, a staple accessory for a business wardrobe. When looking for a new quality watch it is important to consider accuracy, movement or sweep, weight, Swiss branding and the legacy behind the name are factors to consider:
Accuracy can vary greatly between different types of watches. Carefully cut quartz crystal keeps accurate movement through the oscillation of the crystal. A mechanical watch can lose seconds on the day. With a mechanical watch a manually wound mainspring or a self-winding pendulum keeps the series of gears and springs operating. Despite the higher degree of accuracy of quartz time pieces, many people still prefer the timeless elegance of a mechanical watch. The movement of a watch happens as frequently as 9 times a second. Whether you hear and feel it is what’s most important. The flawlessness of a sweep should be so finely tuned it’s effortless and goes unnoticed.
The components that comprise a quality watch are extraordinarily complex and take up a good deal of space. Then it stands to reason that the weight of the watch plays a factor in quality. A watch should feel substantial when it is held. It should not feel flimsy or like it is made of plastic.
Swiss made, not to be confused with Swiss movement, are watches guaranteed to have been tested at the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute being accurate to within 10 seconds daily. Great lengths have been taken by the Swiss government to ensure only watches meeting their standards are branded Swiss made. As with many things the name and legacy behind a watch says a lot. The same is especially true when it comes to purchasing a watch. The brands that have been passed down through the generations symbolize quality and reliability. A symbol of tradition and reputation will help to guarantee a quality watch.