The important characteristics of a good watch.
A watch is something personal. Everyone has their own taste in design and style. Therefore, we do not want to say what a good or bad watch is, but what the signs of a quality watch are in general. And how these signs are easily identifiable. A little side note is that we are mainly looking at an affordable watch
1. MATERIAL OF A WATCH
A quality watch is at least made of Stainless Steel. A titanium or ceramic watch is harder / better, but those watches also have a more expensive price tag. Stainless steel compared to ‘normal’ steel can not be affected by moisture and perspiration. Also, getting skin irritation is rare with an stainless steel watch.
2. KIND OF WATCH GLASS
A quality watch always has sapphire glass. Of course it is depending on the kind of purpose of your watch. Sapphire glass maintains clear and scratch free after frequent (violently) use. Crystal glass or mineral glass will be suffice for an average watch. Furthermore, a watch with this kind of glass will often be € 20,- cheaper, but its also more susceptible to scratches. If use is made of sapphire glass, it appears on the dial or back of the watch.
3. THE WATCH MOVEMENT
A good, affordable watch has a quartz movement or a certified mechanical movement ( COSC ). You will almost always find a quartz movement (watch powered by a battery) in good watches under € 300,-. An major advantage of quartz is that there are less moving parts required. This makes watches more accurate and affordable.
4. ALSO AN AFFORDABLE WATCH HAS A BEAUTIFUL FINISH
Finally, we can say that a quality watch, besides the above mentioned characteristics, has a nice finish. This is the difference between a cheap and affordable watch. It should feel comfortable and nicely finished. The details have to form together a compelling, attractive whole. You don’t see any unusual bumps, loose index or some other form of poor workmanship? Than we can also speak in appearance of a good quality watch.