Men's wristwatches complete outfits and add flourish to casual and formal attire. These stylish male fashion accessories are also functional wearables that tell time and can often replace stopwatches and calendars.
Types of men's wristwatches
The movement of a watch describes the inner mechanisms responsible for moving its hands. It is the heart of the timepiece. When selecting a dress watch, you have three major movement options: mechanical, automatic, and electronic. Mechanical and automatic watches have aclassic appeal and feature smooth hand movements, while electronic ones are more accurate and require less maintenance.
Traditional mechanical men's watches rely on mainsprings to power their inner mechanisms. You have to wind these daily by hand to keep them running. Manually wound watches have a timeless appeal. Get one if you value the dedicated craftsmanship that goes into making mechanical timepieces.
An automatic or self-winding watch is also a mechanical timepiece that relies on a mainspring to drive its movements. However, you don't have to wind it by hand since it uses your natural wrist movements to keep its mainspring taut. Note that you need a watch winder if you don't wear your self-winding timepiece every day. This is a storage case that moves the watch in a circular motion to keep it powered.
Electronic or quartz watches draw power from tiny batteries and produce distinctive ticking sounds. They are more durable and have fewer moving parts. Choose this type if you're looking for a sports watch or a timepiece that's easy to maintain.