Men’s Watch Guide For Buying a Sports Watch

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Thinking of buying a sports watch? Here’s a few helpful pointers and suggestions to get you started!

In today’s world, sports watches can have numerous features including the classic water resistance, compasses, pulse monitors, stopwatch, helium escape valve and this extensive list goes on. Buying a sports watch couldn’t be easier as they can be broken down into the following:

Divers & Professional Water Watches

Contrary to what some may think, a watch with the water resistant feature doesn’t qualify as a divers watch. In fact, diving watches and other professional water related timepieces have to meet certain requirements and they are specifically tested for deep water measures.

A great example of a true divers watch is the Omega Seamaster Diver. Why? For starters, the Seamaster Diver series has a solid foundation evident in it’s large and thick casing with a rotating bezel. It can handle deep water depths of up to 300 metres (1000 feet) and it features a helium escape valve which is used by professional divers operating at great depths for long periods of time.

The Seamaster Diver also incorporates large super luminous hour markers and central hands so the time is visible in lengthy dark periods. These features are typically the high quality traits that are used in professional diving watches and can be expensive with the Seamaster Diver collection offering a starting price of £1,000.

A less expensive (starting from around £300) professional marine watch is the Seiko Velatura catered to the needs of professional and recreational sailors. The Sportura range houses the all important large sturdy exterior and they even have a range of functions including chronograph and retrograde day indicator.

Mens Watch Guide For Buying a Sports Watch

Racing Watches

If you’re a fan of motorsports, then you’re in for a treat! There are loads of watches on the market that are inspired by motor racing and have some interesting features that accommodates both professional and recreational drivers.

Two notable watch collections that are inspired by the world of motorsports are the famous high end TAG Heuer Carrera and mid range Seiko Sportura. Both collections feature speed characteristics evident in their sporty design, chronograph functions and tachymetre bezel.

Aviator Watches

One of the most popular brands associated with aviation is Breitling renowned for their expensive flight inspired masterpieces. Another notable watch that has captured the attention of aviator and enthusiasts worldwide is the Citizen Skyhawk.

The Skyhawk is pretty much a display of Citizen’s innovative technology. It’s a very technological timepiece that has world time, chronograph, atomic timekeeping, radio controlled accuracy and many more functions – Impressive indeed!

Digital Sports Watches

If you’re part of the population who likes to keep fit by hitting the gym to having jogs in the park, then a digital sports watch would be ideal for you – They certainly won’t hurt your wallet!Nike and Adidas have a great range of sports watches that apply comfort as well as having the required functions (e.g. pulse monitor & stopwatch) to ensure that you keep in excellent shape!