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Why you need to wear a watch instead of mobile time?
There comes a time in almost every man’s life when he feels the itch. No, not that itch. The itch, the urge, the pull, the veritable rite of passage that is buying a proper watch.
But what is a proper watch? To Esquire, it’s one that shows you’ve made the effort, that you’re no longer content telling the time from your mobile, that – yes – you’ve taken a big step toward actual, bona fide manhood.
The problem with the world of men’s watches (“horology” to give its proper name) is that it can feel to the outsider like a pretentious club that doesn’t want you as a member. Ask a watch bore about the difference between a quartz and an automatic movement and he’ll look at you like you’ve used his best single malt whisky to get a bonfire going.
What You Need To Know About Movements
The first step on the road to owning the watch of your dreams is understanding the basics of what makes them tick. Yes, literally.
The movement (also called a calibre) is the mechanism inside a watch — the complicated “engine” that powers the thing. In modern watchmaking there are two main types of movement. The first is the quartz, which uses an oscillator, regulated by a piece of quartz and powered by a battery, to keep time. The majority of high-street watches use quartz movements as they’re cheap to make and extremely accurate. The second type of movement is when things get interesting.
The Driving Watch
Motorsport, like flying and diving, has a masculine glamour that makes it irresistible for watch manufacturers. Driving watches should have a chronograph complication — the stopwatch feature has provenance in motor-racing — while some, like the Omega Speedmaster, also boast a “tachymeter” on the bezel, a device for measuring speed. The extra buttons on the side just look damn good, too.