Different Watch Styles Explained

Sometimes it can be complicated knowing what kind of watch to purchase for yourself or a loved one, most of the time it can become difficult deciding between different brands and specifications. Founded in 1880, T. H. Baker has over 130 years experience within the jewellery and watch business, this experience has led us to be an accredited dealer so you know you can trust your purchases.

With plenty of watches to choose from online and in store with us, you’re sure to find the perfect watch for you or a loved one. Whether you’re after a fashion watch, luxury timepiece or something that’s help with your sport, we will have the watch for you. Thousands of watches in stock across the House of Watches online store, there is more than enough ladies watches to choose from.

From analogue watches, digital, automatic, chronograph, diving, dress, quartz, pilot, mechanical, field, smart to luxury, House of Watches have everything you need to choose your perfect timepiece. There are many different styles to choose from and you can find them all easily section on the House of Watches website.

Analogue watches normally have displays with miniature clock faces, usually with a 12 hour hand and a minute hand. An analogue will normally have marks for every hour, in some cases this can also be represented with Roman numerals. A digital watch is similar to an analogue watch; however the face will normally have the numbers represented by digits rather than hands, markers or Roman numerals.

The automatic watch is clever enough to wind itself; every time you move your wrist the watch recognises the movement and turns the rotor inside. These styles of watches are best worn on an everyday basis and can also be referred to as self-winding.

The only thing that any watch needs to be called a Chronograph is a second set of hands that move separately to the timekeeping function of the watch. The workings on the inside are relatively similar to the workings of a Quartz watch with the main difference being the extra mechanisms that control the other functions in the watch.

Diving watches are watches that are highly water resistant to depths deeper than 100 metre’s (330ft). The average depth for a diving watch normally ranges between 200 to 300 metres. Most watches that claim to be water resistant normally can only cope with a depth of 100 metre’s or less.

Dress watches are exactly that, to be worn with smart dress along the lines of a suit, tuxedo or a dinner jacket, they are simple, elegant watches and very minimalistic. There are also Quartz watches that operate by battery or cell and the watch will run until either the battery or cell run out. A good battery will normally last in your timepiece for a good year, if not longer.

Pilot watches, normally a favourite with pilots or those who like to travel through different time zones. The duel time zone system allows two different time zones to be displayed at the same time. A mechanical watch is another style of watch you can purchase, driven by a spring mechanism which creates the ticking sound we all think of when it comes to watches and clocks.

There are also field watches available, these are watches that are primarily used by officers who would need to coordinate attacks. They are able to tell the time at night and they are durable as well as functional.

Smart men’s watches are clever little gadgets that can connect to your mobile phone and all the items within it, with Bluetooth connection we can receive calls and reply to messages through these tiny little devices on our wrists.

Luxury watches are the perfect collector piece, with the majority of these watches being hand crafted and created with precious metals and gemstones, they are normally a higher end item in comparison to some of the other styles of watches.

To shop our vast collection of watches from brands like Casio, Swatch and Tissot, visit the House of Watches website today.