When it comes to watches, there are some things to keep in mind the type of watch that you are contemplating, the brand or maker of the watch, its complications, the materials used to create the watch and its craftsmanship.
A watch is like an investment not only in time management but it says something about a person. According to Horologists there are 3 complications but I am not an expert so here they are:
- Perpetual Calendar – The mechanism that automatically takes into account the varied number of days in each month as well as the leap year.
- The Tourbillion – This has to do with gravity, by mounting the delicate balance wheel and its related components in a carriage which rotates on its own axis. These mechanisms work together to cancel out the negative effects of gravity. This is to be found in only the best of watches from what I understand.
- Minute repeater – this is like an orchestra on your watch, if you cannot hear it, hold the watch to your ear. It is a mechanism that produces different sound sequences base on the hour, quarter-hour and minutes. This part also gets more complicated but I will try to explain it as simple as possible.
There is an excellent reference found on the following site: Lussori, I have never bought from them. So you would have to check them out for yourself but they have a great glossary that you can read and teach yourself about watches.
I can tell if a man has class by the type of watch he wears. I do not mean the most expensive watch but how the watch compliments his attire and his overall look. The watch should not overtake the wardrobe but should work in harmony with the wardrobe you have on.
This Calibre De Cartier is Pink Gold thus the enormous price. There is a cheaper version of the Calibre De Cartier in Steel for $7700.00 (retail). The above are just two examples of quality timepieces.
As I mentioned owning a good watch is a sign of maturity, many may dispute that fact but men who wear watches tend to be more punctual and tend to consider time precious.
As time goes on, and I learn more I will expand on the virtues of having a nice watch.