Watches – Lifestyle and practicality for your wrist
Analogue or Digital
Analogue watches are an absolute classic and perfect for alloccasions. There are plenty of shapes and colours to choose from. You can’t gowrong with this cool look and timeless design!
Digital watches have become true allrounders in the past few years. Extrafunctions such as a date display, alarm, various time zones and even tide charts are commonly included inwatches like those by Roxy and Nixon. These little helpers are sure to make your dailyroutine a breeze.
Straps, glass & Co. - a range of materials united in your watch
Watches are made of many different components. The straps, for example, can be made of leather, silicone, metal, wood, or other materials. Brands like to get really creative with their designs.
Ideally, the glass ofyour watch should be scratch-resistant, hardened, or protected by a protruding frame. What’s the point of spending lots of money on a time teller if it is likely to get scratched in the midst of your day-to-day business? Sapphire glass is almost as hard as diamond and can hardly be damaged by any other material.
Mineral glass is hardened crystalglass and is used in most of our watches. It doesn’t get a yellow tinge with age and is more robust than acrylic or Plexiglas,but isn’t fully scratchproof. Syntheticglass, such as acrylic or Plexiglas, is ultra light and impact-proof. Itcannot burst, making it particularly safe. However, it is a lot more prone toscratches and may turn yellow with time.
A diving partner on your wrist
Make sure that your metrics aren’t set to divingmetres, but to test pressure. Watchesthat claim to be waterproof in up to 30 meters can really only resist waterspray. A watch must be able to resist at least 10 bars, which equals about 100metres test pressure, to be truly waterproof enough for swimming or surfing.The following table gives you a good overview that may save you from an unpleasantand expensive surprise.
A digital analogue watch with a water resistanceof up to 7000 meters and moon crystal glass is yet to be invented. Nevertheless,it is important to be clear about what you want from your new watch. That way,you can find a model that you will love and cherish for years to come.
Justmake sure not to lose track of time whilst admiring your new time teller!