We know: 1-Minute Lesson on Watches
What kinds of watches are there?
Watches come in two basic types, determined by how they operate:
What are the basic parts of a watch?
The external parts of a watch usually include:
What are some of the features available in watches?
The features in modern watches seem endless, and growing.
Keeping It Functional For a simple watch, you can always look for features such as water resistance, scratch resistance, and face illumination. Also, look to see if there is a date and/or stop watch feature.
Making It Beautiful You can increase both the cost and the value of a watch by thinking of it as a piece of fine jewelry with a time element attached. Silver, gold, platinum and diamonds are just a few of the extras you find in fine watches.
Teching It Out Once you decide to expand your search and increase the price tag, you can find watches that do almost anything, from count down timing to measuring your speed of travel, to providing the time is various time zones. Watches with specialty functions have been designed for pilots, divers and doctors.
And Beyond New wireless watches developed by watchmakers like Citizen, Fossil and Suunto integrate current technology into the wristwatch design that enable subscribers to access channels that provide news, weather and sports.
What are the names of come of the major watch makers?
Omega, Sieko, Cartier, Casio, Citizen, Rolex, Breitling, Longines, Patek, Audemars Piguet, Tissot, Movado, Dunhill, Bertolucci, Kenneth Cole, Concord, Gucci, Nike, TAG Heuer, Bulova, Fossil, and Suunto.