Find out everything worth knowing about the different notions of watch industry and which type of watch suits you best. This list continues to grow, it's worth to have a look.
An automatic watch is a watch that continues to operate due to the regular motion of the wearer’s wrist by using mechanical parts without electricity. Automatic wristwatches don’t need winding if worn daily. The energy is stored by using a half-disc metal weight, called a rotor, that spins when the arm is moved. This energy is used to power the watch and can keep the watch going at night or while the watch isn’t being worn. Stored energy in an automatic wristwatch can keep an unworn watch running for 24 to 48 hours. Also, called as Self-Winding Watch.
An analog watch is a watch whose display is not digital but rather analog with a traditional clock face. The watches do not only have numbers showing the time, the hands are in different colors and forms. This is popular with fans of “retro” and Roman numbers are a reminder of past times.
A chronograph is basically a stopwatch that we can use to record the duration/time of any event. This is a stop-watch, useful for checking training times, indoors or outdoors. Some models can be worn daily, to complete a causal outfit or as a contrast to an elegant suit.
Digital is the one that uses LCD screen to display the time and other information that may be available in the watch. It needs electric power so it is only available among quartz watches.
This watch is not only suitable for pilots, although the design is based on their requirements, whether occupational or flying as a hobby. Pilot watches usually feature large, easily-legible dials, often with hands that glow in the dark to allow the pilot to use the watch in low light conditions. Often they have additional functions such as tachymeters, stop-watch-function or a multiple time-zone indicator. These watches can be worn with casual outfits
A dive watch is designed for exactly what the name suggests; this type of watch is constructed in such a way that it will continue to function perfectly on the wrist of a diver. A typical diver’s watch has a water resistance of ca. 100 meters, although there are some recent designs that offer water resistance at greater depths. They also have a rotating bezel to allow the diver to track their remaining air supply. Diver watches characteristically feature a unidirectional rotating bezel that scuba divers can use to remind them of their remaining air supply. Since these timepieces were designed to be used underwater, they usually were equipped with large easily readable dials and luminous numbers. The case was typically larger than normal as well, so divers could easily rotate the bezel, even while wearing gloves.