There are many things that the modern world has made available for our use and convenience; one of which is the wrist watch. Can anyone imagine life without a watch on our wrist today? Because it is such a great gadget, the watch has been adjusted to fit in to every activity we indulge in.
There are plenty of bejeweled watches made specifically for party wear. Both men and women models are available in a mind-boggling variety and styles. As a matter of fact, some reports say that watches are one of the largest selling items in the world both for men and women. The party watches usually are highly decorative and flashy, using precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, etc set in gold, silver and/or platinum. Needless to say that such pieces cost the earth (and sometimes even more than that) – though they are worth every penny.
The sky is the limit when you think about how much exclusive diamond encrusted or solid gold watches cost; but if you think of them as heirloom pieces and an investment, they may not seem so outrageously priced any more.
For those who love the outdoors, sports watches resist sweat, shock, dust and all other things that go hand-in-hand with an active lifestyle. In this category, looks are not that important; what is important is the ruggedness of the watch so it can withstand the abuse of any sport without getting damaged. This is how you get the shock-proof, scratch-proof, water-resistant and water-proof watches. There are other uses for time in sports – hence, watches are also used as chronometers, chronographs, stop-watch, and altitude meters, and so on.
Many sports athletes endorse certain brands. That doesn’t imply that this is the only brand they wear, but perhaps it lends some credibility to the durability and style element of that watch.
This is the most popular ever type of watch. You see it on every wrist and there are thousands of styles, models, brands, makes, colors, and what not watches. There is something out there for each and every taste and budget. Most people prefer sturdy watches to dainty ones for day-to-day wear that are at least water resistant. Most people go for water proof varieties. There are many other extras the day-to-day wear watches can offer – such as alarm, hour chimes, light (for night vision), radium for low visibility areas, different time zones, date, moon calendar, and so on.
Once upon a time a person would have one watch for his or her life time. Today, with the price being extremely reasonable, and the features being so diverse, people have three to four per head which are used as and when different occasions require, i.e. a party watch for celebrations, sports styles for workouts, and a regular one for going to work.