A watch has become an important aspect of our daily lives. It is not only a gadget that lets us know the time, but much more than it. It is also used as a fashion accessory. The technology has changed immensely over the years. Watches are now available in various types, styles and are made of various materials. The market is flooded with an exclusive range of watches for men and women.
Changes over Time
Wristwatches have also been considered as a piece of jewelry rather than just as timekeepers. The style and pattern of watches have changed drastically over the years.
There is an array of different men’s watch, ranging from thin gold watches to pricey tough, chronograph, or sports watches. Whereas women’s watches have evolved into more beautiful, intricately designed watches making way into the wardrobe. The fashion conscious bunch tries to match their watch along with their attire. There are many small time fashion stores that offer less-expensive costume watches for women that are stylish and elegant. Most of them are somewhat similar to basic quartz in regard to quality. The only difference in watches for men and women is that they differ in style and dimensions.
Chronograph watches have two main functions. Along with timekeeping, they also have stopwatch functions. The chronographs produced in the 18th century hit popularity in the 1820s. These are usually worn by men.
Two Main Types of Chronographs
1. Digital Chronographs
Both the timekeeping and stopwatch functions are displayed digitally. They either come in separate displays or you need to switch the modes on the same display.
2. Analog-digital Chronographs
Analog-digital chronographs have a standard analog watch with center seconds and independent separate digital display.
Dive Watch for Swimmers and Other Athletes
Dive watch is fashioned to be water resistant. These are suited for scuba divers or saturation divers. A standard has been issued by ISO for such water resistant watches. The standard also prohibits them from using the term “waterproof”.
Eco drive watch – New way to go
Eco-Drive watch is the name of the series of watches produced by the Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. They are light powered watches and were sold in 1995 for the first time.
Jewelry watches are crafted by assembling jewel stones. They usually comprise of some precious gems. Ladies jewelry watches are typically made from silver and gold. Jewelry watches have become very popular as they can be gifted to near and dear ones. Of the different jewelry watches available, diamond watches and gold watches are the most popular. This is a timekeeper that doubles up as jewelry. The watches are expensive as they are made from real diamonds, gold or other precious stones.