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Important Terms about Watches

Watches are very common accessories, valued by men and women alike for their aesthetic qualities and for their practical functions. You’re hardly alone if you need to buy or repair one. Below we’ll define different types of watches, as well as some terminology related to them.

  • Wristwatch – The most common type, they are worn on the wrist with the aid of a band. There are a great variety of wristwatches, often made specifically for men or women. Analog watches have mechanical hands that rotate around a clock face. Digital watches display the time on an electronic face.
  • Pocket watch – A type meant to be carried in a pocket, it usually comes with a chain made of gold or some other material intended to secure it in place. Though no longer as popular as they were in previous generations, pocket watches are still valued for their aesthetic qualities.
  • Skeleton watch – A type where the inner machinery is visible.
  • Stopwatch – A type that can measure the precise amount of time that elapses between the moment it is turned on (by pressing a button) and turned off (by pressing it again). They are often employed in sporting events.
  • Complicated watch – The term for a type that includes functions in addition to displaying time and date. Each additional function is called a complication. These additional features can include stopwatch capabilities and the ability to track lunar phases. Complicated watches, along with other types that have non-standard designs, are sometimes called unusual watches. Due to their elaborate design, they can be difficult to repair.
  • Diving watch – A water-resistant type used for Scuba diving or other water sports.
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    Womble Watch Works
    2799 Delk Rd Se Ste 300, Marietta, GA 30067
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    (770) 952-1812
     
    User Review: "Excellent service on my omega watch. Not the quickest service but I have not asked them to be either." - Richard (GA)
    It's About Time
    3700 Atlanta Hwy Ste 148, Athens, GA 30606
    (706) 354-6015
    Fossil Outlet Store
    800 Steven B Tanger Blvd Ste 402, Commerce, GA 30529
    (706) 335-1919
    Dimo Fine Jewelry
    1318 Browns Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30501
    (770) 533-9070
    All About Watches
    3333 Buford Dr Ste 2061, Buford, GA 30519
    (770) 614-7789
    Tara Fine Jewelry Co
    1829 Buford Hwy Ste 2, Buford, GA 30518
    (770) 932-0119
    It's About Time
    2100 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 111, Duluth, GA 30096
    (770) 476-8368
    Fossil Store
    2100 Pleasant Hill Rd Ste 143, Duluth, GA 30096
    (770) 622-1660
    Watch World
    5265 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Norcross, GA 30093
    (770) 449-4800
    Timecentar Inc
    7094 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
    (678) 287-1074
    Time4everyone
    10705 Willow Meadow Cir, Alpharetta, GA 30022
    (504) 400-0398
    Aware Before Changes
    1404 Post Oak Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021
    (770) 938-2118
    Exclusive Watch Collection
    4800 Briarcliff Rd Ne Ste C6, Atlanta, GA 30345
    (678) 937-9679
    Movado Company Store
    800 Highway 400 S Ste 360, Dawsonville, GA 30534
    (706) 216-4448
    Theo's Watch Repair
    861 Holcomb Bridge Rd Ste 106, Roswell, GA 30076
    (770) 518-6422


    During the 17th century, skilled craftsmen began to adapt spring powered clocks into rudimentary, mechanical watches with working parts. Not too long afterward, the first pocket watches were created, available in gold and silver. These pocket watches were considered to be a luxury item, and wealthy men wore them often. Then, in the 1920s, the first wrist watch was designed and marketed for women interested in wearing fashionable timepieces. Attached to a leather band the wrist watches were initially meant to be more of a novelty toy than anything else. But they quickly became incredibly popular, and soon men and women alike were eager to purchase these timepieces. As watches became more popular, they also became more casual. Watch makers used gold and silver in their pieces less often, and everyone was eventually able to afford to purchase one of these items, either at retail or discount sale. Dealers sold used watches to large segments of the population. Soon these watches were everywhere, and they were worn by a wide variety of people. Men might choose to wear a sportier version, while women often preferred something that looked like a piece of antique jewelry. Certain brands became more popular than overs, and everyone seemed to prize Swiss made watches most highly. Watch repair became a necessity, and well maintained vintage watches became a valuable commodity. Today, watches are just as abundant as ever. They come in digital and analog models. Their styling ranges from sporty to classic to feminine, and they are designed to last for years without being brought in for repair. They are truly a fixture of modern culture, and anyone interested in purchasing a quality time piece should visit their local watch dealer today!
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