The most common misconceptions when first choosing a watch.


The most common misconceptions when first choosing a watch. 10 June 2019
A conviction that the mechanism “makes” the clock. In truth, the mechanism is the most important part of the watch, but by no means the only one. Let's say Lemania,

The most common misconceptions when first choosing a watch:

▪️A conviction that the mechanism “makes” the clock. In truth, the mechanism is the most important part of the watch, but by no means the only one. Let's say Lemania, SValjoux 72 or 7750. ETA 2892 or Peseux 260. 

These mechanisms have been used in watches with different price ranges for decades. Experts pay attention to the appearance and design of the dial, and the design of the case, and other characteristics.

▪️Underestimate Rolex

When you are not well informed about the brands of watches, for example, you do not know that there are many manufacturers on the watch market, you consider Rolex the best watch company in the world. However, having studied the question, other brands of watches, such as IWC, Patek, Lange, Vacheron and many others, will be opened to you. And then you will begin to look down on Rolex, extolling the benefits of hand-crafted finishes, exclusive details, and limited editions.

No doubt, Rolex is one of the most reliable mechanical watches in the world. Rolex is at the forefront of watchmaking. Yes, this is not an Haute Horlogerie, but it is a company that makes watches of high quality that are elegantly sold 👌  

▪️A conviction that the complexity of the mechanism or a large number of functions automatically improves the quality of the watch. 

Beginners often believe that the more expensive the watch, the better. Experts argue that balance is important. For example, the idea of ​​grand complication is as interesting as the owner’s tolerance for service bills. In addition, we all fall in love with the tendency of Swiss brands to advertise the number of watch parts until we understand that all they say is that they need more components to get the same result. In addition, no one is interested in hearing how much you paid for your watch 😉

▪️Unclear definition of a simple calendar and annual calendar.

Even some world-class experts are confused about these concepts. Let's figure it out. The annual calendar was invented in 1996 by Patek Philippe. It simply did not exist until this time. This means that all watches with a calendar that were produced before 1996 are either a perpetual calendar or a simple calendar.

 

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