Watches are toys for men. And since ever when you have only one toy to play with?
The stylish man understands that a watch is so much more than just a time-telling device. Watches for men not only serve a purpose of telling time, they are also one of the few accessories for men to fashion themselves for different situations and events. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the five types of watches every man should own.
If you have been hunting for your first watch for men for a while, you would realize there are mainly two types of watches: mechanical watches and quartz watches. Quartz watches are powered by a small internal battery while mechanical watches are powered using the motions of your body. Among the mechanical watches, there are mainly automatic and manual winding watches. Automatic watches has always been more popular as their movements are self winding and and is a more convenient option.
If you are looking for the top high end watches for men, you will be bombarded with hundreds of Swiss watch brands, with each having different characters, styles and price points. While there are certainly a lot of top choices out there, here are our personal list of top five men watch brands that are known throughout the world for their quality, craftsmanship and design.
To say Unitas 6497 movement got its popularity due to Panerai is an understatement. Used in many of Panerai’s manual winding watches, it is a very reliable workhorse movement which is used in numerous watches which includes pocket watches. Many watch collectors loved the heritage of having an Unitas 6497 in their watches coupled with their 22mm leather watch straps.
The chronograph watch is one of the most desirable watches for men. Men love chronograph watches due to their sophisticated and classic design. There are usually three pushers for modern chronograph watches. The first pusher is usually used to start or stop the timer, the middle pusher (or stem) is used to adjust the time and date and the third pusher is used to reset the timer to zero.
If you are often caught staring at luminous watch, admiring its glow, you are not alone. While most of the watches for men today utilize fluorescent luminous materials such as Superluminova, LumiBrite etc, do you know watches in the earlier hey-days use radioactive luminous materials such as radium and tritium for luminous purposes?