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How to choose the right watch?

Choosing a watch is not always easy, because there are a multitude of criteria to take into account. The shape, the bracelet and the type of mechanism are all details to take into account when purchasing a watch.

Type of movement

There are three types of watch movements. The automatic watch is the most popular, because it is always a technical feat and a guarantee of authenticity. It also winds up on its own. The hand-wound mechanical movement is also very popular, but has the disadvantage of having to be wound frequently to operate it. Finally, there are quartz watches that run on a battery. On this point, the choice of your watch depends above all on cost.

The size of the watch

This is an important detail that many overlook. The size of your watch should be adapted to the thickness of your wrist. So don't hesitate to measure your wrist and choose a watch whose case is proportionate to your body shape.

The watch strap

Choosing a watch also means choosing the bracelet. There are several materials. The metal bracelet is heavier, but essential for certain watch models. Practical and solid, it can last as long as the watch itself. Leather bracelets, on the other hand, are more chic and subtle, but can deteriorate over time. There are also fabric straps, even if this material is generally shunned by major watchmakers.

Additional complications and features

Depending on your budget, you can opt for watches with complications, that is to say additional functions such as the stopwatch, perpetual calendar, lunar calendar or the GMT function, which allows you to read the time. multiple time zones at the same time.

You can also opt for a waterproof watch, especially if you play sports such as diving or are an avid sailor.

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