- By willson Fleaks
- Published 06/10/2011
At present, there are three major kinds of watches in the world including ecology-drive watch, quartz watch or digital watch and mechanical watch. Compared with the former two types, mechanical watch has gained much more attention because of its elegance, grandeur as well as fashionable style. Since the first mechanical watch was introduced into the world market, the type has been taking a leading role among various watches all the time in the world. When it comes to mechanical watches, people can at once think of a series of world-renowned brands of watches such as Rolex, Blancpain, Swatch, Patek Philippe, Breguet, Piaget, Cartier, Jaeger Le Coultre and Girard Perregaux etc.
Although those watches of different brands have their own special and unique features, they still have commonplace. After all, all of them belong to the category of mechanical watches. So how can we select tho
se fashionable mechanical watches in proper ways? The first point we need to know is hands’ movement. When choosing mechanical watches, no matter what the brand is, we should slightly hold watches whose winder has stopped working in hands and wind them slowly. At the same time, we have to observe the second hands which ought to move once we wind watches. If second hands do not move, it is no doubt that watches are made in inferior quality. Second, we have to check the sound of watches when they are placed in different directions. After winding watches, we should put them in various directions for check. Generally speaking, the sound of excellent watches must be crisp without any noise if fully wound. Third, we ought to move the hands in purpose of checking their fixed state. Either too tight or too loose is not good. Fourth, watch checking often occurs in static state but watches will move a little slower as being used for some time. In such case, proper adjustment is necessary.