Tips on Choosing the Best Chronograph Watches For Men

by Akash Sharma Akash Sharma

Watches are one of the most thoughtful and appreciated gifts of all time. Buying a wristwatch for a loved one or even yourself, for that matter, requires a thorough knowledge of the person’s taste and personality. Whether you’re buying a beautiful delicate chronograph watch for a lady or looking for a sports watch for men, you will find no dearth of options to choose from. Even after narrowing down the type of watch you want to buy, choosing the best one can be quite a task.

A chronograph watch is one of the most common timepieces chosen by men. It can be used as a stopwatch in addition to its standard display watch capabilities. A chronograph watch has dials that keep track of seconds, minutes and hours. They can have up to four dials with each of them serving a different purpose. They also have a telemeter and tachymeter to measure distance and speed respectively. 

The watches produced in today’s time can do much more than just tell the time. They are designed with multiple features such as calendars, alarms, stopwatches, and digital readings. Chronograph watches are used in many different situations and are thought of as sports watches. Watches are often a reflection of a person’s status symbol in terms of their wallets. While the collectors love the craft of watchmaking and the beauty of the timepiece, casual customers would find it essential to focus on the styles and social advantages of the watch. Despite these differences, there are certain common features that one needs to keep in mind while buying a chronograph watch for men. Read on to know these qualities.

1. Accuracy: Chronograph watches need to have accuracy as their priority. Choosing a watch with a certified chronometer is the optimum choice. A chronometer is a guarantee to the accuracy, a certificate, tested by the Swiss laboratory, the Control Office Suisse des Chronometers (COSC).

2. Material: There are three areas of a watch that have different materials. The case of most of the watches is made of metal. Stainless steel is often considered a good choice given its resistance to tarnish and discoloration. Titanium is slowly gaining popularity as it is lightweight in comparison and just as durable. 

There are two different styles of bands: bracelets and straps. These are available in various materials. Straps can be made of fabrics, rubber, synthetic, nylon or leather while interlocking metal links make for a bracelet. 

The crystal of a watch refers to the glass covering the face of the watch. There are four types of crystals that are commonly seen: plastic, mineral, synthetic sapphire and sapphire. Sapphire is the most expensive and hard.

3.    Movements: Three different types of movements are automatic, mechanical and quartz. You need to choose the one best suited to your taste and needs. If you need precision, quartz should be your choice. Automatic watches make for the luxurious and high-end segment while mechanical provides a sturdy look. Though a bit expensive, they can last a lifetime.

4.    Water Resistance: Chronograph watches normally have high levels of water resistance, especially in the case of sporty style and diving watches. For daily activities such as swimming or bathing under the shower, you need a watch with a minimum of 100-meter water resistance.

These are some of the important features that help you choose the best chronograph watch as per your requirements. Timex has proven to be one of the best watch brands for men and has exceptional timepieces to offer.

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