The basics you need to know before buying a watch


With the improvement of living standard, people pay more and more attention to self-image packaging, so more and more people start to pay attention to watches.TUDOR Royal M28323-0001 However, many people often fall into a dilemma when selecting a watch due to the lack of relevant knowledge. Today, we will introduce some basic knowledge that you need to know before buying a watch, hoping that it will be helpful to beginner watch lovers.

1. Types of watches

Before buying a watch, you should first understand the type of watch. Common watches are mechanical watches, quartz watches, actinic watches and electric wave watches.

Mechanical watches are divided into two types: manual winding and automatic winding. A manual mechanical watch relies on manually twisting the spring to provide power, while an automatic mechanical watch winds the spring through the movement of the wrist.TUDOR Black Bay 39 M79660-0001 Quartz watches are manufactured using the principle that quartz crystals are driven by electricity to produce regular vibrations, and are characterized by lightness and precision. Eco-kinetic watches absorb any visible light source and convert it into kinetic energy to drive the watch, which is environmentally friendly. A radio wave watch is a watch that automatically calibrates the time after receiving radio waves of standard time information. A smartwatch is a watch with a built-in intelligent system and a smartphone system that connects to the Internet to realize multifunctionality.

2. Water Resistance

The water resistance of a watch is one of the most important parameters for selecting a watch. Water resistance is categorized into general water resistance (life water resistance) and professional water resistance (diving water resistance). All water-resistant watches are marked with "WATER RESISTANT" or "WATER PROOF" on the back cover.TUDOR Glamour Double Date M57103-0005 Generally speaking, watches with water resistance below 100 meters are life waterproof watches, which cannot be used for deep-water swimming and diving. A diving watch is a watch that can dive into water at least 200 meters deep and has an adjustment device to control the time. In addition to meeting the marked diving depth, professional diving watches usually have corrosion-resistant flexible straps, screw-down non-slip crowns, helium-exhaust valves, luminescent displays, rotating bezels and other common features.

3. Case Material

Different case materials have great differences in terms of texture, corrosion resistance, abrasion resistance and price, which should also be understood before buying a watch. Common case materials include steel, precious metals (such as gold, white gold, platinum, rose gold, etc.), gold-plated, titanium alloy and carbon fiber. Steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the manufacture of watches, characterized by never fading, no deformation, no skin irritation and environmental protection. Titanium alloy is an alloy composed of titanium as the basis for adding other elements, with high strength but low density, good mechanical properties, toughness and corrosion resistance. Carbon fiber is black in color, is a new type of fiber material with high strength and high modulus fiber containing more than 95% carbon. Ceramic material is a very fine zirconia powder, the powder is injected into the mold with high pressure, and then sintered in the sintering furnace at a high temperature of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius to form a ceramic part that is not easy to wear and tear, and then polished with diamond powder before it is made.

4. Mirror Material

According to the material of the watch mirror can be divided into plastic mirror, acrylic mirror, sapphire mirror and other three categories. Plastic mirror is relatively not afraid of falling, sapphire mirror is the most wear-resistant. Sapphire watch mirror is synthesized by artificial compression of a crystal mirror, hardness is second only to diamond, with higher wear resistance. Plexiglass (acrylic) has the advantage of very good elasticity and is not easy to break; the disadvantage is that it is easy to scratch, and the transparency is slightly worse.

5. Purchase channels

Finally, it is worth noting that the purchase of watches should go to the stores of formal channels! According to the public price to buy a watch, buy is the guarantee, is solid, is the after-sales service. Informal channels are likely to have hidden dangers, and there is no guarantee that the watch you buy will be genuine, and the warranty may be troublesome after a problem occurs. Don't be greedy for the little discount and lead to endless trouble.


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