Welcome to the watches section of the Apparel Search Jewelry Guide. In this section you will find a great deal of information regarding watches. If you are a watch designer or simply a person that enjoys watches, you are welcome to post your thoughts about watches in the discussion area below.
While primarily functional for telling time, watches are often considered jewelry due to their aesthetic appeal. Designer watches, particularly luxury timepieces, are valued not only for their precision but also for their craftsmanship and design.
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Altimeter watches (provides altitude by responding to changes in barometric pressure)
Atomic Time watches (Provided by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Time and Frequency Division, Boulder, Colorado, atomic time is measured through vibrations of atoms in a metal isotope that resembles mercury. The result is extremely accurate time that can be measured on instruments. Radio waves transmit this exact time throughout North America and some 'atomic' watches can receive them and correct to the exact time. To synchronize your watch with atomic standard time, call (303) 499-7111.)
Chronometer watches (precision watch that is tested in various temperatures and positions, thus meeting the accuracy standards set by C.O.S.C. in Switzerland)
Chronograph Watch (A multifunction sport watch with a stopwatch function)
Cubic Zirconia watches (cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), is a mineral that is widely synthesized for use as a diamond simulant).
Kinetic watches (Kinetic watches are timepieces that utilize the power from the human body to keep the watch running. There are no batteries needed and you should not have to wind the watch to keep it going. Kinetic watches have oscillating weights that are turned by constant movement from the wrist. The constant movement turns into a magnetic charge in the watch and then into electricity. Kinetic watches are powered by kinetic energy. The term kinetic energy comes from the Greek words kinesis and energia, which mean motion and energy.)
Leather Band watches
Mother of Pearl watches
Natural Material watches
Pocket Watch Chains
Fashion wristwatches are often treated as jewelry or as collectible works of art rather than as timepieces. This has created several different markets for wristwatches, ranging from very inexpensive but accurate watches intended for no other purpose than telling the correct time, to extremely expensive watches that serve mainly as personal adornment or as examples of high achievement in miniaturization and precision mechanical engineering. View full definition of watches.
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