Watch sales have gone up in the past year, so we decided to describe some of the terminology for those of you that might not be familiar with it.
Sapphire Crystals – If the description of the watch you are looking at specifies that it is made with a sapphire crystal, it is referring to the glass cover on the face of the watch. A watch made with a sapphire crystal will resist scratches and is less likely to shatter when dropped.
316L Stainless Steel –This type of stainless steel is surgical grade. It will not rust or corrode and is somewhat scratch resistant. 316L stainless steel comes highly polished or with a brushed texture. Typically watch bands are made with this type of stainless steel.
Mother of Pearl – Mother of pearl is a substance that is produced by certain mollusks as an inner layer of their shells or as a pearl. It reflects different colors when light plays across the surface. Typically, mother of pearl is used for jewelry making.
Analog – An analog watch has a face that holds hour and minute hands. The face may feature numbers, Roman numerals, or markers that display a 12-hour day. We recommend this style for business wear, networking, and most casual outings.
Chronograph – Athletes benefit from a watch with this feature, because they include sub dials to keep track of seconds, minutes and hours.
Bezel with Tachymeter – The tachymeter is found on the outer portion of the rim of an analog watch. The purpose of the tachymeter is to determine speed based on travel time or measure distance.
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