Watches were first worn on a chain around the neck by ladies, and were stored in the waistband or the seam of the dress. The gentlemen would store the watch in the waistcoat pocket. The ladies had more choices back then, as they could wear the watches as brooches or rings as well.
Today the most common way to wear a watch is on the wrist. It is easy, accessible, and can display the time most effectively. However, wrist watches have come a long way since they first appeared, and today a watch means so much more than just being a time informing device.
There are wrist watches for every occasion, and because they are available in a large variety at affordable prices, most of us will have a few of them to match our every need. Here are some occasions for which most of us will have a designated wrist watch: a watch for everyday use (keeping in mind our occupation), another for formal wear, and a sports watch for when you go to the gym or practice other sports such as swimming.
Shopping For a Wrist Watch
Because the selection is so large, you must first of all know for what occasion you are purchasing the watch, and then designate the budget you have for it, which will narrow down the selection. It is very important to shop around before you make a choice, especially if you are planning to purchase an expensive brand watch.
There are many designer brands that make exquisite wrist watches, some of which are jewelry pieces in themselves. When you are looking to purchase such a watch, you must take into consideration the quality of the jewels and not the main function of the watch, for it will not be bought entirely for that purpose.
Inexpensive wrist watches are usually purchased for everyday, sports, or other rough usage you have in mind like hiking, camping and so on. If they break down on you it will not be a great loss and you can easily replace it with another.
Known brands will always bring you assurance with great guarantees and always a Swiss movement because they are the best. Therefore, it is not the mechanism you should worry about, but if the brand and the price you are about to pay is what you are looking for.