It’s time for an update
There’s no better way to update your closet than with our selection of men’s watches. Leather and stainless steel make our men’s watches durable enough to stand the test of time while looking classic, sophisticated and on-trend. From leather bands to NATO straps, we have the watch your wrist deserves.
Personalise your timepiece with interchangeable straps and customisable engraving.
The Short History of Men’s Watches
The first timepieces were crafted in the 16th century and featured mechanical movement – batteries had not been invented yet. The next 500 years saw continuing improvements in mechanical movement until the 1970s and 80s when quartz watches started replacing mechanical ones in the era called the ‘Quartz Crisis’ or ‘Quartz Revolution’. Many watch brands still use mechanical movement and some models even show the inside workings of the watch.
The mechanical watch contains no electronics and functions solely from the mechanical energy it stores from the winding process. Inside the watch, a spring is wound tightly and provides between 1 to 5 days of operation until it winds down. There are two kinds of mechanical watches: manual and automatic.
The manual mechanical watch is wound up by turning the knob on the side of the watch. The automatic mechanical watch gets its energy from your movement.
Quartz movement watches rely on the energy derived from the vibrations of a quartz crystal that oscillates in a specific and precise interval. That interval is what makes the seconds hand move in a choppy manner instead of a clean sweep (like with a mechanical watch). There are many reasons why quartz movement replaced mechanical movement watches.
- Quartz is much more accurate
- Quartz is less expensive to make
- Quartz inner workings need much less space
- Quartz watches can be smaller and not as thick as mechanical watches
What is the difference between chronometer, chronograph and tachometer?
Chronometer describes the precision of a watch being accurate enough to be used for celestial navigation by mariners. To get the official stamp of approval as a chronometer, a watch must undergo rigorous testing at the famous Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.
A chronograph is a watch that functions as a stopwatch. A must-have to make every second count.
A tachometer is a watch function that helps measure speed.
Watches & Water – Is my Watch Waterproof?
How much water can a wristwatch endure? What happens to my watch when it rains? Can you wear a watch when you go swimming?
If your watch is waterproof, you’ll see it written on the back of the watch using ATM (atmospheric pressure).
1 ATM / 10 meters – This watch can handle a light drizzle.