When many people buy their first watch, they either pay the bill impulsively because of the beauty of the watch. After the freshness, they begin to regret it, or they want to do their homework before buying the watch, but they are confused when facing those professional terms. I don't know where to start, but I get entangled.
Today, I will explain some common sense of watches in an easy-to-understand way, hoping to provide some help for watch friends who have just started to buy watches, instead of stepping on the pit.
01 Types of watches
In our life, our common watches can be divided into the following categories: mechanical watches, quartz watches, light kinetic energy meters, and electric wave watches.
Mechanical watches are generally divided into two types: manual and automatic winding. The power comes from the winding in the movement, which drives the gears and then pushes the hands.
Manual mechanical watches need to rely on manual twisting of the wind as power, which is generally manifested as adjusting the crown to wind up; while automatic mechanical watches use the left and right swings of the pendulum to generate power to drive the wind. How can you make the pendulum swing around? It's very simple. You only need the hand wearing the watch to keep swinging.
Unlike mechanical watches, quartz watches are manufactured using the principle that quartz crystals are driven by electricity to produce regular vibrations, which are manifested on the disk surface in a very regular grid of pointers.
Quartz watch does not need to be on the winding, the movement is also thinner than the mechanical watch, the price is relatively cheaper.
-Light kinetic energy meter and electric wave meter-
Light kinetic energy watch is better understood, can absorb any light source and converted into its own kinetic energy of the watch; and the electric wave table, it is a kind of standard time information after receiving the wave, can automatically check the time of the watch.
02 Types of watchband
There are many kinds of materials to make the strap, but according to the material, we can simply divide it into metal strap and leather and other soft material strap.
Metal watchband, the most common is the steel band (stainless steel, steel) and tungsten steel band and titanium alloy watchband, tungsten steel with the highest hardness, but the table often say, the harder the more brittle, the need to avoid impact; The hardness of the steel strip is slightly lower, so the toughness is higher; titanium metal watchband is lighter in quality and harder than steel, but the disadvantage is that the color is darker and the gloss is not high.
-Soft material strap-
At present, we see more soft material strap, usually leather strap, fabric strap and rubber strap. The belt is soft and comfortable to wear, but it will age and become brittle in long-term contact with sweat and needs to be replaced regularly; the fabric strap has good air permeability, but the disadvantage is that it is not waterproof and stain resistant.
Rubber strap is more wear-resistant than leather, waterproof is also better, but because the quality of rubber is uneven, the choice of bad words look easy to show cheap.
03 The function of the watch
In addition to the basic 12-hour timing function, the watch also has simple functions such as seconds timing, dynamic storage display, and complex functions such as perpetual calendar, three questions, and flying back timing.
The function of the watch is many, and the design of the movement is also more complicated. But this does not mean that the function of the watch is necessarily good, it will also be easy to damage and high maintenance costs, so it is necessary to choose according to their own needs.
04 The life of the watch
Under normal circumstances, the life of the quartz watch will be shorter than the mechanical watch. The service life of the quartz watch is about 15 years, the ordinary mechanical watch is maintained on time, the service life is about 20 to 30 years, if it is a high-grade mechanical watch can go to more than 50 years.
Of course, after a century, watches that are still walking are also very "watches. Accumulate more common sense of watches, you can take fewer detours to buy watches.