5 WAYS TO SPOT A QUALITY WATCH

5 WAYS TO SPOT A QUALITY WATCH

Watch shopping can be overwhelming, that's why we broke down the top 5 things to look for.

MATIC timepieces are made with the best of the best, inside and out.

Here's what to look for:

WEIGHT

GOOD: Good watches are built with stainless steel which usually carries some weight. When you hold it you should be able to feel the quality. 

BAD: Check the specs! Make sure it's made with stainless instead of alloy metals.

GLASS

GOOD: There are two types of glass common in the watch industry, premium glass is made from Sapphire. There are a few types of concave and convex glass, but any Sapphire is good. Sapphire is the second hardest substance, right behind the Diamond.

BAD: The other common glass is Mineral glass. Mineral glass is soft and pliable so it is resistant to shattering, this soft substance also makes it highly prone to scratching.

MOVEMENT

GOOD: The movement is the heart of the watch. Without a good movement, you might as well be wearing a bracelet. Look for Swiss movements, Japanese movements, or ETA movements. Be careful with mechanical movements, they are less reliable and harder to repair.

BAD: Chinese movements.

LEATHER

GOOD: Look for a natural grain leather from Italy. Full slabs of leather will mould to your wrist for a custom fit.

BAD: PU (fake) leather and straps that have a leather shell stuffed with foam or rubber. You can look inside the holes on the strap to see if there are hidden layers.

WATER RESISTANCE

GOOD: Anything 5 ATM or greater will be able to handle the pool and shower at very least. Go above 10 ATM if you plan on snorkeling and diving.

BAD: No resistance or 3ATM can fog up inside the glass from even a small amount of water, don't wash your hands!

 


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