“A watch is a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person, so as to make the time quickly and conveniently available. It is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the person’s activities.” – src. Wikipedia
In our time, everyone owns a tablet or another device which can let them know what time it is, handle more functionality (via apps) and with enough precision it can also lets’ you catch a plane or a bus. Since most modern watches are pretty much equally reliable in terms of showing time, how do you pick the best watch for you? Your choice really depends on what qualities you value in a timepiece and what you’re willing to spend to get those qualities. Here are a few factors you may want to consider:
Watches today have become more elegant, more subtle and more refined and are not just timepieces anymore; they are veritable style statements and means of expressing one’s personality.
Design has the power to transmit messages and to create emotion. It does not serve just as a case for a function. Brands and designers compete and to create unique pieces that convey the messages of luxury and refined goods that their brands represent. But what is it that makes a quality watch different than a knockoff you might wonder. For men aside having an expensive ride, watches can also act as a status symbol to attract women.
If you’re a gadget buff or just someone who wants a watch that can do a lot of other things besides tell time, you can add a few pesos and you can buy the equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife that you can wear on your wrist. For fitness enthusiasts, there are watches that measure heart rate and are GPS-enabled to track the distance and average speed of your running or walking workout. There are also smart watches that can be sync to your smartphones.
Here some of the list of SmartWatches that is currently available in the market:
- Samsung Gear S
- Sony SmartWatch 2
- LG G Watch
- Sony SmartBand Talk
- Samsung Gear Live
- Moto 360
- Samsung Gear Fit
- LG G Watch R
- Pebble Steel
If you’re a scuba enthusiast, soldier, skydiver or Arctic explorer, maybe your ideal watch is a gadget that’ll endure whatever extreme conditions you put it through. While if you are typical person who is into sports, shock-proof and water resist are just fine for you. Expensive watches can also make their watches more authentic against cheaper one by using top quality parts that can survive for a very long period.
Now choosing the perfect watch is not easy especially if you are planning to pass it to your next generation. If you have any tips or suggestions you can freely leave a comment here and let’s start a healthy conversation.