Welcome to best24watch, an independent website about watches.
The main idea of the site is to inform people about interesting watch novelties.
We mainly write reviews of “affordable watches” of popular brands such as CASIO, TAG Heuer, Seiko, Orient, Omega, Tissot up to $3000 – but still, we don’t have strict price limits. You will also find material on the construction of watches and the technical characteristics of many of today’s movements. The site is not affiliated with any brand or online store. We do not write articles to order. We prefer to present information objectively.
We will tell you how to choose the best watches
Men’s and women’s watches reviews
Men’s watches (have a restrained design without additional ornaments in the form of rhinestones and drawings);
Ladies’ watches (ceramics, gold, silver, bronze, precious stones and brighter colors are used in their production);
Children’s watches (bright colored water-resistant plastic and rubber models which are hard to break);
Smartwatches (connected to the phone and have a number of useful features);
Sports watches (for people with active lifestyles. Used shock-resistant glass, rubber, titanium alloys).
Watch glass reviews
Glass in watches can be:
The most durable coating is sapphire.
Strap and bracelet reviews
Straps are made of crocodile leather, colored ceramic, precious metals, steel links, rubber and plastic. Classic models are fitted with leather straps. They look presentable and stylish, but are short-lived.
Ceramic bracelets are fragile, but look very impressive. They should not be dropped on the floor or banged against hard surfaces. You should pay attention to the fact that they are quite heavy.
Precious metals (gold, silver and platinum) are represented only in the prestigious expensive mainly Swiss brands. They make chains of various widths and configurations, complex figured weaves and solid arcs.
Steel bracelets are used for men’s and women’s watches. They have an attractive appearance and fit any style.
Rubber straps are a distinctive element of sports watches. They do not slip on the hand, are easy to fasten and last quite a long time.
Plastic bracelets are an inexpensive option for teens and children. They can be replaced often if they fall into disrepair.
Silicone straps are the ideal choice for those who value lightness, comfort and durability.
There are special water-resistant watches for swimmers. They can operate underwater for long periods of time. Waterproof watches do not withstand such stresses and can withstand a small amount of moisture. Hermetic sealing of the watch also plays an important role. It can be from 3 to 30 atmospheres. This figure indicates the number of meters the watch can dive to. The maximum permissible distance is 300 meters. But with one condition – no more than 2 hours underwater. You can see such models in the special sections of the site dedicated to this subject.
Types of movements and operating systems
There are 2 types – mechanical and quartz.
Mechanical watches can be automatic or manual winding. They have one significant disadvantage – time failure, with uneven unwinding of the spring. Mechanical watches are assembled by hand, so their cost is a bit higher than that of quartz watches. It keeps charge for quite a long time and does not need recharging. Time error in such watches is 15 seconds per month.
Smart watches are small wrist computers. It can be paired with a phone and broadcast information from it. Common operating systems are iOS, Android, Watch OS and Tizen.
What to look for when buying a watch?
Warranty and quality are key points to pay attention to if you want to buy a watch. That’s why it’s important to buy watches in stores that have all the authorizations and certificates; we only work with the best and most trusted brands and wristwatch stores
Any interested reader can take part in the site’s work. For example, to write your own review of watches from your collection/set or to provide technical specifications.