You might be surprised at how horology has changed since its early appearance in the market. Today, you may come across a wide selection of watches that have exquisite styles and even additional features. To help you in your shopping, here are the four major types of wristwatch which you may consider and we offer each type:
• Quartz Movement – This timepiece is easily the most widely used technology in many clocks these days. Thanks to its vibrating electronic oscillator, a quartz watch keeps an accurate time without having to wind it often. Because they no longer need complicated wheels, they are relatively more affordable than their mechanical counterparts.
• Manual Wind Watches – Although mechanical in nature, the manual-winding wristwatch has gained back its popularity after losing to the more practical quartz and digital timepieces. They may not prove convenient for daily use, but somehow they are among the most sought-after timepieces today. In fact, some manual watches generally command a high price due to their excellent craftsmanship.
• Automatic Watch Movements – This is the other type of mechanical clockwork which uses a technology that allows you wind your watch just by constantly wearing it. The rotor in automatic timepieces is responsible for keeping the clockwork powered. You may also consider purchasing an electronic winder box for a more convenient winding whenever you are not wearing this watch.
• Chronograph Watches – This is actually not a separate clock mechanism but rather a prominent feature in watches. A perfect example of this timepiece is the pilot chronograph watch by TICINO, which combines stopwatch capabilities with timekeeping. Good watches are those that also integrate several elements on its dial yet remain easy to read.