6 Mistakes You May Be Making With Your Watch

Time you sorted it out, no?

Despite it being their primary function, watches
are so much more than just tools for telling the time. 

At the higher end, they are astonishing pieces of engineering. They are also a way to finish an outfit, an
outrider of your personal style and a means of demonstrating your personal sense of taste. 

With
that in mind, your watch is saying a fair bit about you – and one likes a trash-talking timepiece.

1. Not knowing what your watch can actually do

The first rule is to know as much as you can about the watch your wearing as possible: after all, it’s the unique features, design elements and complications in watches that set them apart from one another.

The most common complication is the chronograph, which allows the wearer to measure elapsed time, then there’s GMT, which is when a watch is able to track a second time zone. From there, the complicatio
ns get more and more, well, complicated. Generally, the merit of a watch is measured on its level of complication, so if you’re swanning around town with a tourbillon, minute repeater or perpetual calendar and don’t know what they are, you’re some how missing the point

2. Getting it wrong in the evening

Throughout the day it’s more than acceptable to wear your bracelet-strapped pilot’s watch, that’s exactly what they’re for (in addition to helping pilots measure distance and time). But when it comes to smartening up, no eveningwear look is complete without a dress watch. Simplicity is a good. Gold or silver cases, sleek leather straps and understated dials are also worth looking out for. Almost every watchmaker will do a dress watch, although brand is less important. Those by Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Phillippe and the like are globally recognised as the benchmark, but so long as it meets the above criteria, your tux will still be complimented by something at the lower end of the scale, too. Incidentally

3. Spending loads of money

Fine, handmade, mechanical watches cost lots of money. But often the mark-up is relatively small because the expertise and rare materials that go into creating a watch of such eminence are so hard to come by. Whatever your budget, though, you can always find something reliable, handsome and worth wrapping around your wrist, have a peek into ichoose.shop we will help you pick the perfect watch 

4. Wearing leather in the heat

Just like clothes, watches are seasonal. In the same sense that a chunky chrono doesn’t belong at a black tie ball, the beach – or the summer in general – is no place for a sleek leather-strapped dress watch. In the warmer months you’re best off switching to something with a nato strap as the fabric is a lot more comfortable. Plenty of watches can handle having their straps swapped around, so you might not even have to buy a whole new one, and often, the introduction of a new strap can breathe new life into an old, out of favour watch. If you find yourself on a beach (which hopefully you will at some point over the summer) then something with a rubber or silicone strap will best fit the bill. They’re most commonly found on sea-ready divers, so you don’t have to worry about getting them wet or knocking them around a bit. 

5. Not taking care of your watch

No matter how much your watch is worth, it’s not indestructible and its inner workings will wear as time goes on. Good watches hold their value, too, so it’s absolutely worth keeping them in ship shape with regular services and cleans. Most brands offer to service their watches, so long as you have a receipt or some way of authenticating your watch. Alternatively, there are independent watch repair shops dotted all over the place and they’re perfectly capable of changing glasses, refurbishing dials and fitting replacement parts. 

6.Which wrist should you wear your watch on?

Wearing a watch on our left hand became almost a reflex action, but have you ever wondered why? Normally, these thoughts don’t cross one’s mind, we are used to wearing wrist watches on the left hand, and that’s it.

If you observe carefully, you will notice that this rule has exceptions. Although most people wear watches on their left wrist, some wear it on the right. You might have also heard that men should wear their watches on the left hand while women should wear them on the right.

If you observe carefully, you will notice that this rule has exceptions. Although most people wear watches on their left wrist, some wear it on the right. You might have also heard that men should wear their watches on the left hand while women should wear them on the right.

Men used pocket watches up until early years of 20th century, while only women used wristwatches. Pocket watches became popular during wars, because they were useful for coordinating military activities. However, these watches were large for today’s standards and were carried by officers in custom leather pouches that were strapped on their wrists. This was a necessity because watches had huge balancing wheels and were very fragile and could break easily. And in order to protect the watch they would  keep them on the wearer’s less dominant hand. Since majority of people are right handed, in most cases watches were held in the left hand.

The logic here is that majority of people in the world are right handed, so when wristwatches became increasingly popular, users found it more convenient to wear their watches on the left wrist.

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