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David Millette

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The Difference Between Quartz, Mechanical, Automatic & All Other Watch Movements

When I first started learning about watches, I was immediately overwhelmed with all of the technical information that varied between different brands and models. It seemed like everything was written in a code language made to ensure that no one except for watch experts would know what they were buying. 

Now that I've taken the time to learn some of the major differences between watches, I want to teach you about some basic watch concepts and help you avoid feeling as lost as I did. So, let's start your timepiece education with the first step in becoming a watch expert: learning about watch movements. 

Every watch is powered by mechanics hidden within the watch case called the movement or calibre. This is always the most complex part of the watch and is responsible for the watches functionality, accuracy, and price. Let's explore some of the different types of watch movements and their benefits:

5 Iconic Timepieces From the Past 75 Years

Watch makers are always trying to one-up their competitors and one-up themselves. People want new, interesting watches every year; it's just the nature of the watch world. Well most years, these new watches come in the form of upgraded versions of the models that a company has already been selling for years.

But every once in a while, watch makers will surprise us with a brand new model of watch. When this happens, there are usually new features that they believe will make the watch an icon. 

I'm a huge fan of watch history and love learning what it takes to make an iconic watch. I understand that not everyone has the time to learn about watch history, so I've come up with a short list of what I view as several of the most iconic timepieces from the past 75 years to help you easily learn about the top watches. Give the list a read and find out what made these iconic models what they are today:

Introducing the Breitling Emergency: Now Legal In The US

For over 200 years, Swiss watch maker Breitling has been a leader in developing the highly accurate time keeping movements that we have today and is regarded as the inventor of the modern chronograph. That's why it's no surprise that they're one of the watch industry's most innovative brands - constantly changing the definition of the watch by developing new complications.

Many of these complications have been strategically developed to be used in Breitling's line of Professional Watches, which aim to be the ultimate instrument for the jobs that require a technical watch on which you can depend. They include features such as hybrid digital and chronograph movements and even wi-fi connection which can be found in the new Breitling B55 Connected.

Well today, one of these professional watches just became available to the American market after 20 years of being banned. It's name is the Breitling Emergency, and it may be the only watch that can save your life.

Continue reading to learn about the watch and why it took so long for us to get our hands on one.

5 Big Face Watches You Need To Check Out

There used to be a time when watches were worn out of necessity, and they were designed to be small for the wearer's convenience. With technology being incorporated more and more in our every day lives, it seems like there are clocks everywhere and the watch has become more of an accessory than a necessity. 

Watch makers realized that the best way to attract new customers in these changing times was to design timepieces that were more stylish and bold than traditional timepieces. One of the most consistent strategies used across the watch industry was to make the watches larger. These big face watches are impossible to miss and also open up more space for innovative dials and complications in some cases.

If you are looking for a stylish new timepiece that is sure to get noticed, a big face watch is for you. Keep reading to see some of our favorite big face watches and what it is about each one that makes it unique: 

3 Types of Watch Every Man Should Own

Learning about watches is one of my favorite past times. So when I save up enough to buy another watch, picking out the right one can be difficult. Each watch on my wish list has a certain feature that makes it stand out. Maybe the timepiece features a new ultra precise movement, is a re-release of a classic line, or has integrated new technology like the new breed of connected watches we have seen being released recently.

The smallest features can make a watch unique, and I'm starting to come to terms with the fact that I can't buy every single timepiece that I add to my wish list right now. 

If you're like me and you can't decide on which watch to get next, you should consider if your collection includes a watch fit for every occasion. Having an appropriate watch for any event in your life will ensure that you really are dressing the part wherever life takes you. We've created a list of the three types of watch we think every man should have in his collection. Give them a read and see if you have a watch fit for every occasion: 

Matching Outdoor Activities With The Right Outdoor Watches

 After being stuck inside all winter, it feels great to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you like to go hiking, fishing, boating or anything else for that matter, it's finally warm enough to go outside and enjoy the outdoors. 

It's easy to lose track of time while you're enjoying your favorite outdoor activities, so keeping a watch on you is very important. You don't want to take just any watch though. You need a watch that was made for the outdoors and is going to perform when you need it most.

The watch that we recommend varies based on what activity you are doing. So to make it easy for you to find the perfect watch for your needs, we've made a list of some of our favorite outdoor activities and paired them with the outdoor watches we feel are the best to wear while doing them.