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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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    Pacific Bay Watch
    1000 Bristol Street N Suite 17-353, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Contact Pacific Bay Watch in Newport Beach, CA, to know more about our luxury watches and to purchase brand watches. Contact Pacific Bay Watch in Newport Beach, CA, to know more about our luxury watch
    (949) 346-5750
    Watch Connection The
    3033 Bristol St Ste A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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    (714) 432-8200
     
    User Review: "Walk in get immdiately harrassed by salesman who acts like he likes you then 5 minutes later when he says you should buy a ..."
    America Coin Exchange
    7160 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    America Coin Exchange - Orange County, CA buyer and seller of gold, silver, coins, jewelry, watches, currency, diamonds, and bullion since 1979.
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    (714) 842-2444
     
    User Review: "When asking for ask and bid price, will not give quotes. Says they need to know if you are buying or selling. Very..." - Doug (CA)
    Bob's Watches: Buy and Sell Used Rolex
    15176 Golden West St, Huntington Beach, CA 92683
    Visit our website to see the best selection of pre-owned Rolex watches for men and women. Consumers can buy a used Rolex, or sell a used Rolex at true market value.
    (800) 494-3708
    Cash for Gold Orange County
    15182 Goldenwest St, Westminster, CA 92683
    Are you trying to sell your gold and precious metals for the most amount of cash possible? Consider selling your unwanted gold jewelry and accessories to us. We are the largest buyer of gold in Orange County.
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    (714) 901-8000
     
    User Review: "I took my gold jewelry to 3 places and cash for gold orange county offered me the most. I wish I had sold earlier when gold..." - david (CA)
    The WatchMinder
    Pmb #278, 5405 Alton Pkwy #5a, Irvine, CA 92604
    Special purpose wristwatch with time and date functions specifically designed for children and adults with attention disorders.
    (800) 961-0023
    The WatchMinder
    Pmb, Irvine, CA 92604
    Special purpose wristwatch with time and date functions specifically designed for children and adults with attention disorders.
    (800) 961-0023
    Blackman Ltd. Jewelers
    3408 Via Oporto Ste 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 673-9334
    Freestyle Watch Co
    333 Old Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
    (949) 722-0158
    Star Time
    401 E 17th St Ste B, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 642-5453
    Vestal Watch Group
    730 W 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 631-3462
    Paul Frank Timing
    730 W 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 631-4002
    Diamond Jewelry Watches
    653 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
    (949) 646-7262
    Time Center
    9941 Adams Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
    (714) 962-6220
    London Coin Galleries
    4533 Macarthur Blvd Ste B, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (949) 251-1227


    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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