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WristsWatch.com: A Buying Guide for Purchasing Wrist Watches

Wrist watches come in many styles and with many different functions, and in this article we will give you an

overview about what features to consider when you are ready to buy a wrist watch.

Movement
There are three types of movement that will keep your watch running: quartz, mechanical, and automatic. Mechanical and automatic watches tend to be more expensive, and they tend to cost more to maintain. Quartz, on the other hand, tends to be cheaper to maintain and less expensive in initial purchase. For that reason, quartz watches make excellent choices for younger men and women who are just getting established. Some people like mechanical watches for the movement sounds they make.

Case Size
The common range of case sizes is 36 mm up to 46 mm. Which size is best for you depends on your own body dimensions—wrist size, etc. Under 40 mm would be recommended if you have a smaller wrist size. Just because a watch looks great by itself doesn’t mean that it will look great on you—size does matter.

Color Combination and Material
Three of the most common color combinations are: 1) all-black face and casing; 2) white face and gold casing; 3) white face and silver casing. Of course there are many other combinations as well. The combination you choose is largely a matter of personal preference, but keep in mind that an all-black watch is the most versatile in being able to be worn with any other metals. Gold and silver combinations are more traditional and can be very classy. For example, the Daniel Wellington Men’s 0106DW St. Mawes Stainless Steel Watch with Brown Band has a traditional and sleek look that is hard to beat. At the very high end of the designer watch spectrum, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Silver Dial Automatic 18 Carat Yellow Gold Mens Watch 15450BA.OO.1256BA.01 is breathtakingly beautiful, and if you like gold, check it out!

Band Material
Your lifestyle will determine what type of band will work best for you. For example, if you work a regular day job, a leather or linked metal band will work nicely. For street ware or a more casual look, something like a suede band can work very well. Metal mesh link watches are becoming more popular in style. If you have a leather band, don’t forget to moisturize it every so often.