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Shopping for watches can be a menacing task.  There are many different styles, different name brands, and different appeals.  For such an important long term investment, how do you know which one is the right one for you?  People who sell watches in Syosset, NY know what they are selling to you, why shouldn’t you be just as educated to make the perfect decision for you? Following is a list of the five basic watch terms to know.

  1. Movement: consider the movement to be the brains of the watch.  It is the inside of the watch, comprising all the gears and parts that make it move.  There are about 5 main kinds of movements.  The specifics of each type of movement is not important unless you have a strong preference. If you want, ask the watch seller to give you more information.
  2. Complication: it is any function of the watch that goes beyond simple time telling.  The most common type of complication is the date, calendar, and stopwatch.  This is your preference: some people like to keep it simple, while others like to pile on the complications!
  3. Self-winding: it can also be referred to as an automatic watch.  On the other hand a non-automatic watch is considered a manual watch.  The automatic watch is made with a rotor on a pivot.
  4. Quartz: a quartz watch is considered to be the most accurate type of watch.  Batteries power the movement while the quartz regulates the movement of the watch.
  5. Water-resistant: watches will often claim to be water-resistant.  This statement should not be a reason for you to submerge yourself in water while wearing your watch, unless it is resistant for at least 100 meters.

To give you an idea of classic name brands that have proven to have excellent quality and a great investment for a long period of time, here is a list of watches to do more research on:


Gold Rolex Watch

Top Watches for Men:

  1. Omega
  2. Rolex
  3. Cartier
  4. TAG Heur Monaco
  5. Movado Museum
Dior Christal Watch
Top Watches for Women:
  1. Vacheron ConstantinPiaget Limelight Tonneau XL Watch
  2. Piaget Limelight Tonneau XL
  3. TAG Heur Diamond Bezel
  4. Dior Christal
  5. Baume and Mercier

When shopping for a watch there are over 50 main name brands that are all pretty good, but there are only two brands that make watches for men & women whose value stays the same or increases: Rolex and Patek Phillippe.  No matter what, always ask for the paperwork to note the serial number of the watch and provides evidence of purchase.

Happy shopping!

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