Watches

Watches

Precious watches for him or her are much more than simple time pieces. No matter if it is a high-tech digital watch, a precise radio controlled instrument or mechanic watches with modern charm – behind a watch’s sparkling surface you will find true craftsmanship! Thanks to that a high quality watch can last for a life-time and - despite its purpose - it is a very timeless accessory. [more]

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      Watches

      Buy watches online and forget the time about it!

      What came first? The watch or the time? Philosophical questions like this become unimportant looking at elegant watches because their variety of style turns time into nothing. Clocks belong to human all-day life for quite a while and because of that it is not possible to name a special inventor of the clock. After all sundials exist since antic times and mechanical clocks since early medieval times. One of the first portable pocket watches was made by Peter Henlein in 1504 and many other kinds of watches followed. Since 19th century the practical time pieces are wide spread because thanks to industrial manufacturing they were available for nearly everybody. High quality watches count as treasures and they are handed over from generation to generation. The precise craftsmanship and stainless materials make watches a very long lasting accessory. For that the watch is a popular gift or personal style piece. Before you make your decision you should think about the different options.

      Different kinds of watches

      A watch is a piece of craftsmanship because there is a lot of technic brought together in a very small space. Basically you can distinguish between mechanical and electronic watches: if the watch is run by a spring or weight without using electricity it is a mechanical watch. No matter if it is a clock or a watch, if it is run mechanically you have to wind up the watch from time to time. If you choose an automatic watch you will get a mechanical watch as well, but it winds up automatically when you wear it – completely without electricity! In any other case your watch is an electronic model that gets its energy from a battery and/or solar energy. The electronic clockwork is very obvious looking at digital watches that do not use pointers. Instead the time is visible on an electronic display. A very modern digital watch is the smartwatch. Additional to the time it shows temperature, vital signs or distances covered. In contrast to a smartwatches sporty look there are many possible styles for watches with pointers. Since the 1970th electronic watches use a so called quartz clockwork. A vibrating quartz beats the time and it is much more precise than a mechanic clockwork. Some modern watches get information about the exact time via radio, the so called radio controlled watches, and they make an exact time accessible for everyone.

      Ladies’ watches and men’s watch in various styles available

      Despite any love for technic choosing the right watch is a matter of style too. If it comes to watches the look is defined by the shape and not necessarily by material. Most watches for women and men are made of metal like stainless steel, precious metals or other metals covered with gold or silver. Filigree models like round watches or slim rectangles are used for elegant, high quality ladies’ watches because they look like bracelets. Men’s watches are larger but there are models with a decent design as well. Sporty watches show a quite large case and additional buttons for stopping the time. But a precious steel case, fine decoration or warm colours can add some elegance to the shape and it is possible to wear the watch in the office. Modern watches for men show metallic colours like steel-grey or anthracite to create a contrast to the coloured display. Other golden Retro models are very popular still. Watches for women usually have a surface coloured in silver or warm shades of yellow gold or rose gold. Pastel coloured dials and decorative stones underline the feminine look. Various cases combined with bracelets made of leather, synthetics or metal create a variety of styles that makes it very hard to decide for a watch.