Watch Types and Styles
There are many different types of watches currently available. The type of watch you choose could be based on multiple factors, from your own personal sense of style to the kinds of activities you engage in (work, school, sports, etc.). If you enjoy being seen and looking stylish, a fashion watch may be a good option. These watches are designed with style in mind, prioritizing form over function without sacrificing timekeeping accuracy. Most fashion watches feature Quartz movements, beautiful dials, and offer exquisite craftsmanship. Among the top brands are Bulova, Citizen, and Fossil.
Alternatives to fashion watches include sports watches (durable, robust watches that usually feature steel or resin cases, and often a chronograph feature for timing one’s workouts). These watches are designed for active individuals and are meant to stand up to intense use. Models like the Casio G-Shock and Citizen Sport Chronograph come to mind.
Additionally there are dress watches (thin profile watches that slide nicely under the cuff and usually feature simple, uncluttered dials and minimal complications), as well as diver watches (featuring a high level of water resistance and a rotating bezel for safely timing your dive). The Seiko SKX is a very popular example of a diving watch. Also popular are kids watches—pretty much anything with a kid friendly theme, such as the longstanding Mickey Mouse watch.