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Wooden Watches Wood Types

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Wooden Watches Wood Types

  1 - Silver Maple (Acer saccharum)   Pattern – Straight or Wavy Durability – Medium Texture – Fine, Even Color – White/Cream with Reddish or Golden Hue Luster – High   Silver Maple is native to the Northeastern area of the United States.  The tree can grow up to 115 ft (35m) tall. While for most hardwoods the heartwood is used, in case of maple sapwood is most commonly used. Its colors span from pale, almost white hue to light golden and reddish brown. Maple is commonly used for crafting timepieces because it is fairly easy to work with...

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Why Watches are Worn on the Left Hand

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Why Watches are Worn on the Left Hand

  Wearing a watch on our left hand became almost a reflex action, but have you ever wondered why? Normally, these thoughts don’t cross one’s mind, we are used to wearing wrist watches on the left hand, and that’s it.   If you observe carefully, you will notice that this rule has exceptions. Although most people wear watches on their left wrist, some wear it on the right. You might have also heard that men should wear their watches on the left hand while women should wear them on the right.   There is a logical and practical explanation for...

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Quartz VS Automatic Watches

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Quartz VS Automatic Watches

  The most frequent question anyone who is looking to buy a watch will ask is: What are the differences between quartz and mechanical movements? The watch movement acts as a powerhouse that makes the watch and its functions work. This mechanism drives all of the timekeeping and other functions which makes it essential for accurate timekeeping.   Mechanical movement preceded quartz technology by several hundreds of years. This is the same technology that people used in 15th- 16th century, while quartz watches were discovered in second half of 20th century, back in 1960s. Mechanical mechanism is powered by winding...

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Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Watches

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Difference Between Cheap and Expensive Watches

  The price ranges available for watches can be remarkable at times. With both cheap and expensive options available, the price of a watch can vary from $50 and under to several thousands.   In fact, the most luxurious timepieces can exceed several thousand dollars, often reaching into the tens of thousands area in some cases. On the flip side, you have watches available for under $10, so it is clear there can be a significant difference in prices.   This makes buying a watch that bit more challenging. Granted there are noticeable differences between expensive and cheap watches, but...

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Minimalist Watches Trend

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Minimalist Watches Trend

  Watches have always been a popular accessory for men and women, with countless styles available to suit all tastes. From luxury timepieces that can be cherished for life to affordable wristwatches in keeping with the latest fashion trends, there is no shortage of options when it comes to watches.   In fact, one of the most recent fashion trends involves this popular accessory, with the minimalist watches being one of the hottest trends to emerge this year.   A minimalist watch is simple in design. The watch face, strap, and additional details are kept to a minimum, resulting in...

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