Watch Shopping 101: The Things You Need to Know Before buying Your First Luxury Watch

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Watch Shopping 101: The Things You Need to Know Before buying Your First Luxury Watch

Are you thinking of buying your first ever luxury watch? There are tons of women’s and
men’s watches in Malaysia that you can select from, but only a few will exceed your expectations.

Before going to a watch store, make sure to do your own research. Learn more about the
different types of watches. Familiarize yourself with the different concepts that go with it.

Types of watch movements

1. Quartz

Quartz is the most popular type of watch available, and are very accurate and affordable. A
quartz watch uses battery electricity to function, and is regulated through a small quartz crystal.

2. Mechanical

Mechanical timepieces are powered by a complicated range of springs and gears. These watches
should be wound manually on a regular basis to function well.

3. Automatic

Just like mechanical watches, an automatic timepiece hands are powered by a quality
mainspring. It winds the spring through the wearer’s movement, and remains in power, as long
as the person keeps on moving.

Watch Complications

Do you want a watch that only tells time? Then, you want a timepiece with lots of complications.
Watch complications can include a moon phase or date display, minute repeaters, tourbillons,
chronographs or world timers.

Size matters

Look for a timepiece that is perfectly proportional to your wrist’s circumference. Remember that
the watch strap is a potent expression of your character, and should be coordinated well with the
rest of your outfit.

Types of watches

1. Dress watch

Dress watches are often worn at formal occasions. It uses basic indexes for hours such as roman
numerals or symbols.

2. Driving watch

A quality driving timepiece must have a tachymeter and chronograph, as well as a big dial in
bright colors.

3. Aviation watch

An aviation watch usually features a huge dial with luminous hands, clean numbers,
chronograph, date function and leather band.

4. Diving watch

Diving watches are, of course, designed with divers in mind. Thus, this type of watch continues
to work even if submerged in deep water.