I have always had an affection for timepieces. I remember as a child having dreams that I would buy myself a timepiece. When I came of age I remember getting something that broke down from getting water passing over it for a second. It was done and I remember thinking to myself “nothing but quality from here on”.
I soon realized that quality does not come cheap. There is a cost to that perfect timepiece that has been around long enough to win the affection of many timepiece lovers.
When was the Wristwatch invented?
Watches have been around since the 16th century and engineered by watchmakers and inventors. Their mechanical watch was powered by winding a mainspring which was the evolution of a spring-driven portable clock from the 15th Century. The mainspring turned the wheels of gears that turned the hands by turning a balanced wheel.
The Mechanical watch was rivaled by Quarts watch that ran on electricity in the 1960s. Quartz watch ran on electricity and kept time by a vibrating Quarts Cristal. It took the market from the mechanical watch in the 1980s. Electronic watches with the quarts machine are still the preferred now in the 21st century through the Mechanical watch is still selling on the high end on the markets in the 21st
Why I preferred the Mechanical over the Quarts.
There are advantages to both styles and it depends on an individual which is the best. While e the quartz movement is user-friendly and does not need too much attention and is more reliable in keeping the right time losing only about 3 to 5 seconds in a month while the Mechanical movement may lose 3 to 4 seconds a day. You may think the quarts are a clear winner. But if you look at the craftsmanship of mechanical timepieces the intricacy that goes into creating them you might reconsider. Even a broken watch is correct twice a day.
Though the mechanical piece is more expensive and requires attention with loss of seconds and maintenance while the quarts just need a battery replacement. The Mechanical timepiece will outlive the Quarts hands down. If you are looking to have a family heirloom you might consider looking at a mechanical movement watch.
What do you need in a watch?
This makes me think of the 007 of the retro 80s series of a man talking to his car through his watch “Nightrider”. Well, James had all the gadgets you might need in a watch. Some seem so unrealistic while we have the Nightrider figured out, we can make a call through a wristwatch and call a friend so much for Mike Night!
It is great to have more some uses have not made sense to me. Like what would you need to calculate urgently and have to press those tiny buttons to get the square root of 1005? Some watches will tell the cycle of the moon while some will tell the date, temperature even body temperature.
I remember a very good friend of mine, my cousin now based in the UK, he had an infrared light on his watch; he could program it to be a TV remote controller. We used to have fun at the sports when we would fight over which channel to watch.
Let have a look at some extraordinary watches, my top 15 Brands.
Features – A watch that shows the meaning of Elegance and Class looks perfect on the wrist. The timepiece comes in a variety of styles and colors. For a subtle way of showing your individuality look no further.
Diesel Men’s DZ4360 Gold Stainless-Steel Quartz Fashion watch.
Features – Champagne dial enhanced by luminous gold-tone hands. Gold-tone stainless steel case with gold-tone stainless-steel band. Quartz Movement. 100 meters / 330 feet water resistance. Fixed bezel, scratch resistance Mineral crystal. Solid case back. Deployment with push Button Release clasp. Pull /push crown.
Case size: 59 mm x 51 mm x 12mm.
Band: 26mm x 9inchslong.
Product: Diesel DZ4360 Mega Chief Watch.
Chronograph, Date, Hour, Minute Second
Breguet 3820 type XX Titanium Transatlantique Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch.
Features – Sold by Sarasota WatchCompany, Inc. All Sarasota watch Company watches come with a year’s Warranty. The company has been in business for over 25 years. and costume satisfaction is what they are known for. If you receive your watch and for whatever reason, you don’t like it, you can send it back for a full refund or credit on a new watch.
- 100% Guaranteed Authentic
- A years warranty on all their watches
- Easy returns
Fossil Men’s Bronson Chronograph Luggage Leather Watch FS5714
Features – The rustic Bronson features a black stain Dial, Chronograph movement, and a luggage strap
Band: 24 mm width
Round Stainless-Steel Cace, with black dial.
Gucci Syns XXL Blue Rubber Unisex Watch YA13704
Features – The Gucci SYNC watch, aimed at a connected, music-loving audience comes in different in-trend colors. With its stainless-steel and transparent nylon case and a unique stadium-shaped steel bezel. Resonates with the aesthetics of the digital and millennial generation. The Gucci logo is etched around the stainless-steel case at 9 o clock and also appears at 12 o clock.
Case: Stainless-steel and colored translucent Nylon.
Band: Colored rubber strap with striped web
Crystal: Mineral-glass with hard coating
Movement: Swiss-made ETA Quartz
Water-resistance: 50 M/ 165 feet.
Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Chronograph Watch AT0200-56L
Features – For a rugged look with a comfortable fit, the Citizen military-inspired watch fits the bill. Featuring the Eco-Drive technology – powered by light, any light, never need a battery.
Case: 39 mm stainless-steel
Band: Stainless-steel adjustable Bracelet
Blue Dial with date window
Scratch Resistance Mineral Crystal
Japanese Quartz Movement
Water-resistant: 100 M
Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin 45 mm Titanium Black Dial Watch 515.NX.1270.LR
Features – Never worn product Comes with original Bix and papers. Covered by 3-year Chronosphere warranty. With 23 jewels and a titanium finish. Swiss manufactured to excellence.
Band Color: Black
Style: Classical and luxury
Water Resistance: 50 M
Panerai Lominor Power Reserve Automatic 44 mm Black Dial Men’s Watch PAM01090
Features – Swiss-made Silver-stone Stainless-steel case with an olive-grey leather strap. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Black dial with luminous silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Arabic Numerals mark the 6 ng 12 o clock positions, Minute markers around the rim. Analog luminescent hands and markers. Two small seconds and power serve details. Panerai Calibre OP XXXiii hand-wind movements, base on ETA 2801-2, containing 17 jewels, bitting a 28800 vph, and has a power reserve of approximately 42 hours.
Scratch Resistance Crystal
Scew down Crown
Solid Case Back
Water Resistance: 300M/1000feet
Functions: date, hour, minute, seconds, and power reserve.
Cushion Case: 44 mm x 15.8 mm x 24 mm
Hugo Boss Quartz Blue Dial Men’s Watch HB1513441
Features – Full Set Hugo Bass New Quartz Blue Dial Men’s watch.
Brand: Hugo Boss
Case: Stainless Steel
Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet
Product: Hugo Boss Blue Dial Mem’s Watch HB15113441
Swatch Browned Quartz Movement Black Dial Men’s Watch YVS400
Features – Swatch Browned Quartz Movement Black Dial Men’s Watch YVS400. 43 mm Stainless steel round case with black Dial and mineral Crystal. Luminescent hands. Minute marker rounds rim, date window at the 3 o clock position, and logo beneath the 12 o’clock position. It comprises of Ariabicnumeral and index markers in addition to the hour, minute, and second clock hands. !3 mm case with, push or pull crown and 20 mm wide brown strap including buckle clasp.
Water Resistance 30M.
Product: Swatch Browned Quartz Movement Black Dial Men’s Watch Black Dial Men’s Watch YVS400.
My opinion on my selection.
The pieces that I have selected are more or less similar with small variations in the designs. I could buy each piece with my Lotto winnings. Each and every piece is unique and has character. All these wonderful machines can be bought at Walmart.
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Whether you buy a timepiece for your friend or your children, as a Birthday gift, or as a token of appreciation the receive will be happy with the gift.
Get one and make sure you get there on time.