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Powerful and Reliable: 9 of the Very Best Watch Features

Powerful and Reliable: 9 of the Very Best Watch Features

Great watch features can make your time reading experience more magnificent and pleasurable. Here is a list of the very best ones.
Mar 19, 2024

The usual watch features include the availability of a strap along with an hour, minute and seconds hands, dial, and movement. Whilst these characteristics are usually enough for its owner to tell the time, a capable and hardy timepiece will elevate that experience.

Now, of course, these attributes differ from what you are looking for. Do you prefer the robust diving timepiece or more into the sophisticated luxurious ones with diamonds on your timepieces? Whatever your preference, I’d like to give you an overview of the most magnificent watch features available.

9 Best Features for Watch that We Neglect but Provide Magnificent Experience

The most magnificent watch features will elevate your reading time experience. To let you get an understanding and help in choosing a timepiece, here is an outline of the best traits a timekeeper can have.

1. Sapphire Crystal

The first watch feature that will serve well in seeing clearly through the glass is the sapphire crystal. While there are many types of crystals, the sapphire one is particularly renowned for its shatter and scratch resistance. Like can be seen in this Mido Rainflower Pink Sapphire Ladies Ref. M043.

Best Watch Features: Mido Rainflower Pink Sapphire Ladies Ref. M043.

As a result, a sapphire crystal is less prone to breakage and can withstand cracks. Usually, the most luxurious watches will have this particular feature.

2. For a Diving Watch, A High Water Resistance Rating

Another important feature on a watch, especially if you intend on bringing them below water, is the presence of a high water resistance rating.

Now, watches have varying degrees of water resistance rating. For a general overview, those with 30m can only withstand light showers of rain or splashes from when you are washing your hands.

Increasing from that is the 100m in water resistance, now these watches are particularly safe to take for a swim. If you do intend to take them below water for a diving session out, it’s best to take a safe bet and choose one with a minimum of 300m rating.

Several renowned and dependable diving watches with these 300m come from popular brands such as Seiko, Omega, Breitling, Rolex, and Doxa.

3. Solid Metal or Leather Material for Straps

When the straps of a watch come in a solid metal or leather material, you are in for the right choice. These two matters are quoted to carry a more deluxe aura.

For instance, watches bearing materials of gold or platinum will be geared towards the more sophisticated ones. The material is also in line with several watch enthusiasts’ preference for a lighter-weight that two matters have.

4. Application of Reflective Coating

Next, the application of the reflective coating is another watch feature that’s great to have. This particular trait will reduce the sunny glare to obscure the time. These are usually applied to either both sides of the crystal or just one side.

Read more: Stainless Steel Watch Bracelet: The 6 Type You Need to Know

5. Screws or Pins to Hold Together Metal Bracelets

Another point to take notice of in watch features is having screws instead of pins that hold together metal bracelets.

Now, the reason behind why this particular highlight will make your time reading experience more satisfying is that screws are a lot more dependable and long-lasting to join metal bits together in comparison to pins. Oh, and they also look classier.

6. A Flawless Sweeping Sound

The moving sound of the seconds hands of a watch will usually make the tick-tock sound. The more affluent timepieces mostly do not have such features.

This is due to the fact that these timepieces are equipped with meticulously put-together machinery that powers them. As a result, the movement of the seconds hands on these kinds of watches will be much more subtle, quiet, and of a relaxing sweeping sound.

Read more: The Alluring Charm of Watches with Sweeping Second Hand

7. The Presence of Precious Gemstones

Precious gemstones are also usually highlighted in beautiful, luxurious timepieces. Although they do not serve as a particularly useful watch feature, they instead add a vital touch of aesthetic and suave feel. Take a look at this Rado Centrix Automatic Diamonds Open Heart MOP Ref. R30248902.

Best Watch Feature: Rado Centrix Automatic Diamonds Open Heart MOP Ref. R30248902
The most common additions are diamonds and other types of gemstones. Aside from adding a sense of luxury, the rarity of these matters will definitely contribute to an increase in the value of your watch.

8. Chronometer Rating

A chronometer rating on a watch signifies that the timepiece has gone through independent tests and trials to clarify its accuracy.

To clearly understand whether a watch is a chronometer, look for the chronometre certifie phrase which indicates that the timepiece has passed tests in varying conditions and temperatures over a number of days.

The certification itself can only be released by its tester, the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC).

9. Powered by an Automatic Movement

The last watch feature that is in hindsight, a matter of preference is the use of an automatic movement. 

In opposition to quartz, which is essentially a battery-run timepiece, the automatic ones usually are a bit more sophisticated considering how they are made and fitted. Moreover, the sweeping sound can mostly be found in watches bearing this type of movement.

That’s it for an insight into several necessary watch features that will make your time reading experience splendid. Don’t forget to stay tuned to our Gnomon blog for more tips, recommendations, and wisdom revolving around the fascinating world of horology.

Read more: Chronometer vs. Chronograph: What’s the Difference? 

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