At the word men’s watches, most men think directly of Rolex, Patek Phillipe or other luxury brands. But there is also a wide selection of cheap men’s watches, from brands such as Diesel, Fossil or Casio. Here we have listed everything you need to know, from Smartwatches to watches for men cheap up to 50€ up to watches in gold and silver.
Watch brands: Casio, Rolex, Fossil or Diesel?
When choosing a watch there is more to consider than one thinks. The model – automatic or not? Do you value a certain brand such as Diesel, Fossil, Casio or a good Rolex? Of course this is all a question of budget, not every normal earner can afford a Rolex, so you have to pay 10.000€. Each brand has its own designs, and it’s up to you to decide what you want to do with your watch. Sport, business, fashion or no special preference? Read on if you want to know what to consider when buying and the different types!
The Chronograph, not automatic and yet Modern
A timeless trend among men’s watches is the chronograph, which actually only stands for the time recorder of a watch. Nowadays mainly analogue clocks with a stopwatch function are called that. This makes this watch not only elegant, but also sporty. Considering that this had its origin in 1821, it is hard to believe that it is still considered high fashion today.
What you should look out for when buying
- make sure that the time of the clock is well readable
- Mass goods or manufactory chronograph? – The difference is in the accuracy, but the manufactory chronograph is much more expensive
- Shift wheel or scenery control? – The ratchet wheel is very expensive to manufacture, the splitter control in turn is ideal for cheap watches
- look at the water resistance of your watch
- what about additional functions?
- the processing – do you notice flaws?
- the robustness
- the accuracy of the movement is an important aspect
Close on cash? Men’s watches at special price
You have a limited budget and are looking for a cheap men’s watch up to 50€? There are also some possibilities, it is not a Rolex, but even the “cheap” watch market continues to expand. Of course, you can’t expect a 20€ watch to last long, but a cheap, good-looking accessory can now all be found. Be it in the city centre or in an online shop, the market is big and growing constantly!
Which watch type are you?
Now comes the question, the question. With so many watch types, it’s important to know which type suits you? From automatic watches, chronographs, pilot watches, radio controlled watches to pocket watches, diving watches or Swiss watches. Less is often more, but not always. The watch says a lot about you because it is one of the few “male” accessories. While a thick watch cries out for attention, you show more discreet seriousness, which of course leaves a much better impression in management consulting or banking. Men in suits are recommended to wear a flat, classic watch that radiates “understatement”. Silver, gold or black, steel or leather bracelet is not so important. Whether you wear them left or right is also irrelevant. The only important thing is that it “fits” the watch, because a watch belongs under the shirt.
Watch care – you extend the life of your men’s watch
Finally it’s here, your new fashionable gentlemen’s watch. Of course you want to get something from her for as long as possible. Here are a few simple tips for you on how to extend the life of your watch.
Notice the water density #1
- Water resistant up to 3 bar – hand washing, splashing water
- Waterproof up to 5 Bar – Bathing, Showering
- Water resistant up to 10 Bar – Swimming, snorkeling
- Water resistant up to 20 Bar – Diving
Note that the jump in the water briefly increases the pressure start and you can damage your beautiful, expensive watch.
Beware magnetism in everyday life #2
Magnetism affects the accuracy of your watch, depending on the watch model, you are well protected nowadays. Magnetism comes from your mobile phone, fridge magnets, speakers and many other devices. However, you should avoid leaving your watch right next to your mobile phone overnight.
The safekeeping of your watch #3
Make sure that your watch is not lying unprotected next to you on the bedside cabinet, but in a matching case. There it is safe from shocks and other accidents in the early morning.
Movement for the movement #4
If you don’t wear your watch every day, you should consider getting a watch winder. This small device keeps your watch moving, which prevents the wristwatch from winding up and also keeps the oils in the movement moving, which prevents it from resinifying or running.
In less than 1 minute, this video explains how to clean a metal watch.