Who among us would even consider going out without our favorite watch? A watch is truly one of the few jewelry items you can own that is both fashionable and functional. There is a universe of watch styles out there to suit any wardrobe – and we can help you find which timepiece best fits your taste, personality and lifestyle.
Barbados Jewelery and Watch stores have a large selection of all major designer watch brands, including Audemars Piguet, Piaget, IWC, Breitling, Cartier, Concord, Corum, Chopard, Oris, Cyma, Ebel, Longines, Movado, Gerald Genta, Raymond Weil, Versace, Glayshutte, Hublot and many more.
To help you differentiate between the many types of timepieces available, we have created the following watch guide:
Analog – These timepieces have watch “hands” that rotate on the watch face, simulating the rotation of the earth. They tell time according to the position of the hands.
Automatic – These watches are self-winding; the motion of your wrist keeps them wound.
Chronograph – Chronographs are watches with a stopwatch function.
Chronometer – These are extremely accurate timepieces whose precision has been verified and tested by an official Swiss watch testing center. Chronometers are the watches and clocks used as timekeepers in the Olympics and other sporting events.
Day/Date – These watches have a little window on the dial that shows the day and date.
Digital – Digital watches have a display that shows the time in numbers.
Diving – These watches incorporate features that make them ideal for diving. A typical diving watch is water-resistant (not waterproof) to a depth of 50-200 meters or more. Diving watches often have a screw-back case and screw-down crown to create a more effective water seal. The band is often made of rubber or a similar type of material that won’t deteriorate in salt water. Also, the numbers and hour marks on the dial of a diving watch are usually larger than those on other watches and glow in the dark to improve readability under water.
LCD – Liquid Crystal Display. This type of timepiece denotes the time as a digital display where the numbers are formed in a liquid layer sandwiched between a pair of clear crystals.
LED – Light Emitting Diode. This type of watch uses a light emitting diode to display the time. Often, an LED watch will have a button you can press to see the time – a handy feature when you’re driving at night or outdoors in the evening.
Mechanical – This type of watch uses a series of gears powered by a tightly wound spring. The first wristwatch, introduced in 1910, had a mechanical movement (the “movement” of a watch is the means by which it keeps time.) Generally, mechanical watches need to be wound every day.
Moon – Moon watches have a second dial that rotates behind the regular dial, denoting the various phases of the moon in the evening.
Quartz – Quartz watches contain a tiny quartz crystal that keeps the time by vibrating at a stable frequency. It never needs to be wound because it runs on a battery. This is probably the most common watch on the market today. Most quartz watches will run on the same battery for years before you’ll need to replace it.
So when you are in the market for your next watch whether for your profession, fun or fashion visit any of our stores. Time is money and we won’t waste your time!!