When it comes to buying a timepiece, many people get swayed by brand recognition and first impressions. However, if you want a watch that reflects your personality and suits your specific needs, there are many factors to consider. At Azzi Jewelers, we want you to find the perfect timepiece, so we have compiled the most sought after components, as well as a breakdown of watch movements, complications, and styles. Read on to find out exactly what to look for in your next watch.
The two most popular types of watch movements found in men’s watches are automatic and quartz. If you are unfamiliar with how they work, read on to find out which style works better for you.
The difference in the watch movements lies in how they are winded. Precisely how it sounds, automatic watches are self-winding, receiving their energy from the wearer’s movements. Automatic watches are popular because users don’t have to worry about winding it each day to ensure their functionality. The only downside to this movement is that you have to wear them frequently to prevent them from lagging behind. These watches are especially popular for those with active lifestyles.
Men’s watches with quartz movements harness their power from batteries, which send electrical currents to a quartz crystal to power them—hence the name. This ensures constant movement in the watch, and like the automatic versions, you will not need to worry about winding them each day for proper use. The difference is that you do not have to constantly wear them in order for them to work well.
There are several watch complications that serve as useful functions for your timepiece, but which ones are really worth including? The answer lies in your lifestyle and what you feel are important additions.
Three features that you can probably do without are the date, month, and moon phase features. Many watches carry the ability to tell the date and month without the need to pull out a smartphone or computer, but they only save you a few seconds. Yet if you are chronically forgetful and want a helpful reminder during important phone calls or meetings when someone asks you the date, this might be a saving grace. Unless you are in the astronomy field or enjoy the moon phase feature’s aesthetics—which you are not alone—the moon phase feature can add a fair amount to a watch’s price, without much in return.
One complication that is definitely worth considering is the chronograph feature. A chronograph essentially acts as a mini stopwatch within your watch and has several different functions, from timing a workout to reminding you to take food out of the oven. The repeater function has equal importance, allowing you to set different tones to mark the hour or minute. It can be useful when setting a reminder for an appointment or meeting and is worth consideration.
Watch Styles and Components
Watch features essentially boil down to personal preference. Every consumer of men’s watches has a different taste when it comes to style and design choices. That being said, the last thing you want to do is pick a watch and decide that you are not fond of the design after purchase.
Two designers to pay close attention to when shopping at Azzi Jewelers are Shinola and Tissot. Shinola watches, a Michigan favorite, are essentially everyday watches that come in a variety of styles and colors that reflect the landscape and aesthetic of this beautiful state. In contrast, Tissot watches are more traditional in their designs and can accommodate any occasion from the board room to the beach.
One of the most vital components for your consideration is the material and design of the watchband. You want to pick a band that feels the most comfortable around your wrist, which can vary depending on the type of person you are. They range in style from leather to metal, so make sure you mull them over carefully before deciding.
Azzi Jewelers: The Best Place to Find Men’s Timepieces
The last factor to consider is where you will purchase your watch. Ideally, you want a place with enough variety in their options to give you an enhanced palette of options to choose from. With over 200 different timepieces to browse, you will have no trouble pinning down the ideal men’s watch for you at Azzi Jewelers. All of our selections are available for online purchase as well as in-person, so no matter what your preference is, we will be able to provide you with the best service. To get started on finding your perfect timepiece, check out our Watch Finder.