It’s both a new year and a new decade, we want to take the opportunity to wish you a very happy 2020! May all your dreams, both the watch buying kind and any others come true for you this year.
The team at Chronoexpert.com thought a good first post for the new year would be to review the top posts from 2019.
What did the Chronoexpert.com blog readers find the most fascinating watch-making topics last year? Let’s have a look!
Buying and wearing a luxury watch like Rolex, Omega or Cartier is an experience few can attain.
Yet, the experience is attainable.
In the horology world, your choices extend from the simple and classic to the ostentatious, from brand new to certified pre-owned & second hand…and the prices vary accordingly.
Pulling from our own marketplace on Chronoexpert, we’ve identified what we consider 10 of the best watches under $3,000.
Why 3,000? Because at this price bracket (especially in the pre-owned market) you get access to some of the top brand some of which we already mentioned.
Check out our top list of watches under $3,000 and see what you think.
The best watch brands under 2,000
While it’s certainly easy to drop thousands, if not tens of thousands of euros, on a luxury watch, it’s also possible to get one at a fantastic luxury watch deal.
There are plenty of luxury timepieces out there—particularly in the pre-owned market—that are available at more affordable price points.
Whether you’re looking for a Breitling, Cartier, OMEGA, Rolex or other top watch brands, here are the ten best watches under 2,000 euros.
The Tudor Glamour Double Date model 57000 is the perfect smart casual watch that goes from day to evening, lending the wearer an air of sophisticated elegance. The sleek, polished steel case is a generous 42 mm and matches the steel band and sturdy folding clasp.
The face is striking black anthracite with baton style hour markers and cut-out feuille hands.
The Tudor Glamour also features a small second hand in the 6 o’clock position and a double window for the date display at 12 o’clock.
Tudor is a well-known luxury brand that is a subsidiary of the brand Rolex. While it is the perfect and less expensive alternative to its sibling brand, Tudor produces one of the highest quality contemporary watches on the market and sells millions of pieces each year.
Gold, even though it is a metal, is actually very soft, which is why scratching it is always a concern when you wear a gold watch.
Whether your watch is white or yellow solid gold, gold plated or even rose gold you may find a scratch or two.
If you are asking: How To Remove Scratches From A Gold Watch. This article has you covered no matter what type of gold your watch happens to be.
Even if you are careful when wearing your gold watch, some scratches are bound to happen but do not worry unless the scratch is very deep there are a few DIY methods that can be used to get rid of small scratches.
Use these methods with caution and test on a hidden surface first if possible. Avoid the buffing, polishing, or plating methods on precious stones, if any are set into the watch.
So you need to know how to remove scratches from your watch?
We are guessing the scenario here – you wore your favorite watch to that epic party last night and now – even though you’re not sure how – it has a noticeable scratch on the bracelet or crystal.
Now you need to remove the scratch.
After all, this is not just a nice watch, it’s a niiiice, pre-owned luxury watch.
We know the jaw-dropping feeling of potentially destroying one of your prized timepieces, but don’t worry, we have your back. There are failsafe ways to buff out shallow scratches and bumps without damaging the integrity, or value of your watch.
Obviously, the method used to remove or lessen the appearance of a scratch depends on the location of the damage itself & the material. Metal needs a different treatment to the acrylic or glass of the crystal and what works for one should never be tried on the other.
The right watch can completely transform an outfit. Wristwatches these days have evolved from the pocket watch to a stylish accessory that serves to not only show the time but to match current trends.
As wristwatches have adapted to become more and more of a fashion statement it might be hard to know what wrist to wear your watch on. It can differ for men or women, whether you’re right or left-handed and what style of watch you wear, but generally, the answer is the wrist you feel most comfortable with.
If your wristwatch is one you wear all day and every day and you’re wondering which hand to wear your watch, you should consider the potential damage your day-to-day activities can inflict. If you have an active lifestyle, consider using your non-dominant wrist to wear your watch. Using your non-dominant wrist means your watch will be subjected to fewer amounts of movement and is, therefore, less likely to be damaged.
Gold watches can either be solid gold of different carats, rose gold or gold plated and there different ways to clean each different type.
For any type of watch to be kept clean, there are a few general precautions that must be taken that will keep the watch looking good as new as well as safe from damage. It is a general rule and to keep your watch away from moisture, lotion, makeup, and perfumes.
Despite these precautionary measures some debris can still build up on your watch and it should be cleaned thoroughly.
There are many methods to do this, different for each type of watch. Before using any method to clean a watch lay down a clean washcloth so as to avoid scratching or damaging your watch in the process
If you’re looking to get into the world of watch enthusiasts, or horophiles, if you prefer the technical term, then it’s worth knowing the difference between the types of watches you own. Nothing will let down your integrity faster than stumbling in a basic conversation with a dedicated watch collector or salesperson.
To get ahead in the watch game, you need to know your stuff, so let’s get you educated, shall we?
The basic difference between analog and chronograph watches is the functionality – analog watches tell the time, with two hands showing the current minute and hour, whilst chronographs feature a ‘complication’ (that’s the in-the-know term for any functions a watch has other than telling the time).
Chronographs were originally created to time events, as such they feature stopwatches.
Though the presence of three additional dials to display the duration of time is a relatively new and modern addition.
If you are considering buying a Breitling, one of the first questions you might ask is;
How Do I Tell If This Breitling Is Real or Fake?
Breitling watches are subjected to rigorous quality control. Breitling watches are scrupulously examined to guarantee that their technical, dimensional and aesthetic aspect matches the brand’s standards. Luxury watches are even analyzed through a magnifying glass. So it’s hard to imagine a replica watch undergoing the same quality control check.
If you decide to buy a second-hand luxurious wristwatch, like a Breitling, there are a few steps you should follow to ensure you’re buying an original piece – avoid being a victim of fraud and bookmark this post!
Self-winding watch movements such as the Breitling include a mechanism that winds the mainspring using the motion of the wearer’s body. Natural movements of the watch, either on the wrist or in the pocket, cause a piece inside the watch to move. This piece is designed to always point in a certain direction, no matter which way you hold your wrist.
Breitling has always specialized in chronograph movements and has played a role in developing this technology over the years. In fact, the first self-winding chronograph was produced by Breitling in 1969. Self-winding movements are complex systems of gears and drives powered by the natural movement of your body.