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All watches hold a feature of a grooved indented ring around the most upper part of the watch that holds the crystal in position. Bezel as it is called in the jewelry industry helps to stabilize the signature gems, plastic, glass or crystal built within. Some watches contain a tiny wheel that can be seen on the reverse side of the watch. The tourbillon and escapement are other features of a watch. The escapement is the bigger of the wheels that can been seen on the back of the watch. The tourbillon helps to keep accuracy by rotating once every minute. Luxury watches and more expensive watches are known to keep great accuracy compared to watches of lesser value.
Fine craftsmanship has created watches with precious stones, and with ornamental patterns around the crystal called Guilloche. These designs suit men and women.You may have heard old quote about Diamonds are Forever, but a watch made with 861 diamonds, a total of 7,6 carats, well, that does seem like forever.
Automatics are powered by a spring mechanism called a movement and uses a large half-moon-shaped disc that rotates with arm movement to keep the watch wound
Quartz watches use a crystal that sends electronic impulses to a tuning fork that that vibrates, which powers the timepiece.
Quartz can lose or gain only a few seconds a year. It requires a battery with a lifespan of about four years to keep running. Automatics can lose or gain up to eight seconds a day. It never needs winding if the watch is worn daily. It needs no battery, but should be serviced every five years.
Quartz and automatic use different technologies to operate the timepieces. Quartz watches far outdistance automatics in popularity due to their accuracy and low-maintenance, but automatics feature a mechanical movement that offers convenience using traditional technology.
Wrist watches were originally designed for women only. It wasn’t until later that men later saw the fashion statement and convenience that a watch can posses. Since then watches have expanded to unlimited amounts styles that differ greatly from the original style creation of watches.
Your increased understanding and knowledge of the terms most commonly used by jewelers will positively affect you purchase decision. A watch more than just function or beauty reflects your lifestyle. The group of few early watch makers has grown to seventy brands. A century after that original watch design, art and technology continue to change the art of luxury watches.