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Why wear watches inside wrist, upside down, backwards, inwards?

The simple wristwatch is an accessory that elicits a lot of opinions, often heated ones. Whether it’s the style or the features, watch aficionados are never shy about expressing their preferences. Perhaps surprisingly, one of the issues that gets watch wearers most heated is how a watch is worn. Wearing a wristwatch with the face on the top of one’s wrist hasn’t always been the norm. For many years, across various professions, it was common to wear the watch with the case turned down. Wearing a watch on the inside of one’s wrist could be convenient and practical. This practice has largely fallen out of style, but some people still prefer it. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons for...

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Best Swiss Watches Under $500

.Swiss watches are considered by many to be the best watches on the market, but a lot of Swiss watch brands are also very expensive. The brands we’ve chosen for this article are known for their watchmaking history and quality but that also make affordable watches that don’t have to cost thousands of dollars. There are several factors that define a watch labeled as “Swiss Made,” but at the simplest level it means that it was made or assembled in Switzerland or the Swiss region, the watch movement is Swiss, at least 60% of manufacturing costs are domestic (based in Switzerland) and the final watch inspection was done in Switzerland. If half of the parts of the watch is made...

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10 Apple Watch Pros and Cons – Apple Series 6 Watch + SE (5, 4, 3)

The Apple Watch is a smartwatch that incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with iOS and other Apple products and services. Although we will be discussing the Apple Watch pros and cons in general, some of the things mentioned here apply specifically to the latest generation of the watch, the Apple Watch Series 6 If you want to buy one, it’s best to familiarize yourself first with the Apple Watch pros and cons. Apple Watch Pros Workout Tracking Whether you walk, run, hike, or do yoga, an Apple Watch can track your workout sessions and show stats in real-time. That means displaying the distance traveled, the time elapsed, heart rate, pace, and calories burned. You can start a workout from...

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Ceramic Watches Pros and Cons

Ceramic is probably the least understood material used in watches. Nowadays, many watch manufacturers use ceramic – Rolex, Omega, IWC, Rado, Hublot, to name a few. Are you planning to buy a ceramic watch? Before you do, read this article on ceramic watches pros and cons. What Are Ceramic Watches? Over the last century, watch companies have experimented with a variety of watch materials. From precious metals to carbo-tech, watches can be made of almost anything. One such material is ceramic. The case, bezel, and bracelet of a watch can be made of ceramics. Before we discuss ceramic watches pros and cons, we must first answer the question, “What is ceramic?” Ceramic is any material that is solid, inorganic, and...

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8 Types of Watch Clasps, Buckles & Other Closures

When reading watch descriptions, one would usually come across different watch clasp or buckle types, the part of the strap that’s used to secure and tighten the watch on the wrist. These small details are often overlooked. However, knowing what type of clasp to have on your watch should be just as important as choosing features and designs. Knowing what type of watch buckle you have on your timepiece will help you determine what kind of model is best for you. Here are some of the most common types of watch clasps, buckles and closures. Below, we’ll give you a description of the design, and tell you about how each of them works. We’ll also provide some examples of popular...

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