Watch Styles Guide
There are many different types of watches on the market, so it is not surprising that deciding which timepiece best suits your lifestyle can be challenging. Owning multiple styles will also ensure that any situation can be perfectly accessorized with a highly-functional and fashion-forward watch. Our team at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers has put together a guide to some of the most popular watch styles that can be found in our showrooms in California.
Meant to compliment formal attire, a dress watch is a wonderful addition for a business meeting, date, or wedding. The elegant designs of these watches fit nicely underneath the sleeve of a suit jacket and give a subtle sophistication that is perfect for these occasions. Although they do not have as many complications as other styles, their classic form goes perfectly with both dressy and daily attire.
A dive watch – designed for underwater use – is a vital tool for divers and those who spend a lot of time at sea. Their durability means that most of these models have water resistance well beyond 100m and are built to withstand intense water pressure. These watches are easy to read at any depth, and their rotating bezel helps divers keep track of how much oxygen time they have left.
The rise in aviation resulted in the pilot watch. Primarily due to the lack of computers at the time, these timepieces became an essential tool while flying. Bulkier than other models, these watches were expected to be worn on top of the pilot’s gloves and have larger dials with multiple complications, such as dual time zones and a chronograph, to ensure they can time their flights perfectly. Further innovations to this traditional style allow it to be still enjoyed today.
Like race cars, racing watches typically have bright and contrasting colors with Arabic numbers clearly defined along the edges of the watch face. Precision and timekeeping are two critical factors in racing watches, and these machines have been expertly developed to adhere to these strict needs. A tachymeter complication, which converts speed to time and time to speed, is one of the most valuable characteristics of this style.
Shop for Watches at Hing Wa Lee Jewelers
Explore the beautiful selection of watch styles available in our Hing Wa Lee Jewelers showrooms. Our professional team of industry experts will be able to guide you through our wonderful selection of timepieces until you find the next piece to add to your personal collection. Our family looks forward to assisting you with your watch needs. Visit either of our pristine California watch shops in Walnut or San Gabriel for an incredible experience in an atmosphere of comfort and luxury.