Choose watches for ladies and gentlemen

The first wristwatches appeared in the 16th century. And then they were worn exclusively by women and then only because the watch looked very beautiful on the fragile female wrists. More than a century passed before they were appreciated by men: the convenience of wristwatches in front of pocket played a role.

Although in modern fashion there are unisex models that fit both sexes, the tradition of dividing watches into masculine and feminine has survived until now, - says Vladimir. - It is believed that on a thin lady's hand a large dial and a wide strap look cumbersome, and, on the contrary, an elegant narrow bracelet can look ridiculous on the man's wrist. Therefore, when choosing a watch, it is necessary to try them on.

Citizen or mechanics: choose the mechanism

The most important and first question to ask a specialist is: "What mechanism does a wristwatch have?" We will not take into account the clock with an electronic dial, but consider two main types: mechanical and citizen. The main difference is that it is used as an energy source. A citizen watch has a battery, while a mechanical one has a spiral spring. Of course, both those and others have their pros and cons, although outwardly it can be difficult to distinguish them.


Pros: Low cost, low weight, impact resistance, only start when the battery is changed, show a more accurate time (deviation in the accuracy of the stroke to 20 seconds per month).

Cons: completely dependent on the battery, can get stuck at temperatures below 6 and above 40 degrees, the repair depends on the availability of spare parts (if they no longer produce, you will have to change the whole mechanism).


Pros: independent of battery, reliable, less susceptible to temperature changes, status indicator, high maintainability.

Cons: high cost, regular maintenance (every 3-5 years you need to clean and lubricate the mechanism), you need to start manually, a fairly high accuracy error (from +40 to -20 seconds per day).

When choosing a mechanic, you need to pay attention to the presence of self-winding. It reduces the accuracy of the accuracy of the clock, but at the same time it makes the case heavier, and it's more difficult to repair it. In general, with proper handling, mechanical watches can serve for so long that they will become a family relic, - the manager smiles.

Bracelet, strap, bracelet, strap …

In order not to guess on chamomile, you need to think in advance what "frame" you want to wear on your arm. Certainly, bracelets made of metals, especially precious ones, look more prestigious, and you can not talk about longevity. However, they seem heavy to someone. Then the straps come from different materials: leather, plastic, silicone. If the last two are more suitable for young people, then the leather strap is a classic. However, we must remember that the skin, like everything natural, is subject to the influence of the environment, so it cannot be wetted, avoid stains and so on. Even despite all the precautions, the leather strap will have to be changed in a year or two.

If you choose between a strap and a bracelet, then think about how often you will wear a watch. A metal bracelet can weigh more than 100 grams, and if you take into account the weight of the case, the wrist can be very hard. If you stopped on the strap, then remember that when changing, you need to consider the width. If you can not find exactly the same, then choose one that is wider by a maximum of 1 mm. But it's not worth buying a narrower one, otherwise, the watch can hang on your hand, - the specialist warns. If you want to know about citizen watches eco drive feel free to click on a link.