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Men’s Watch Brands-Which Brand Ticks Your Box

9/ Men’s Watch Brands

Introduction On Men’s Watch Brands:

In today’s post, I will be talking about 11 men’s watch brands and what makes them tick.

What do most men like about watches and the style of the watch, everybody has a personal choice overwatch brands, style, and which brands stick out for you?

1/Seiko:

The Astron GPS SolarKintaro Hattori160th AnniversaryLimited Edition:

“One step ahead of the rest.” The 160th anniversary of Kintaro Hattori’s birth is marked with a special A

Astron GPS Solar watch.

Today, Seiko proudly celebrates the life, career, and achievements of its founder with a limited edition

Astron GPS Solar watch that exemplifies to perfection Kintaro’s vision that Seiko should always be “One step ahead of the rest”.

 

Seiko Astron. The world leader in GPS Solar technology.

In 2012, Seiko demonstrated its leadership in high technology watchmaking with the world’s first GPS Solar watch. By connecting the Seiko watch to the GPS network, Astron adjusts at the touch of a button to every time zone on earth and, with the solar power taking all the energy it needs from light alone, the Seiko Astron will never need a battery change. It offers local time with atomic clock precision on your wrist, at any place around the globe. Today, eight years on, the latest generation of Astron GPS Solar technology powers the new Kintaro Hattori 160th Anniversary watch, including the world’s first quartz watch in 1969, that exemplifies Kintaro’s philosophy and have kept Seiko at the forefront of watchmaking technology.

2/Tudor:

BLACK BAY CERAMIC

Swiss-made precision, Tudor is certified by the Swiss official chronometer testing institute ( COSC ).

Tudor watch is precision at 2 different temperatures in 6 different positions at 2 different power levels, 100%, and 33%.

The Tudor has also Anti-Magnetism, smooth functioning when exposed to a magnetic field.

Waterproof up to 200m ( 660 ft ) in accordance with ISO standard 22810:2010, also Tudor has a power reserve of 70 hours.

The black bay ceramic is new to the collection of black bay watches, black bay ceramic has a 41mm ceramic case, hybrid leather, and rubber watch strap.                                          $6,440

Tudor black bay ceramic also has a sapphire crystal glass face and also a sapphire crystal see-through on the backing plate so you can see the mechanical watch movement and all the details that make up the movement.

Manufacture Calibre Movement MT5602-1U.

 

 

 

3/Tissot:

Tissot T – Touch Connect Solar

SOLAR

Tissot uses the suns energy source to generate power for its iconic T – Touch collection:            AU$1,625.00
Micro solar sensors are located on the dial of the watch to capture the light which is stored in an accumulator.
The battery in the watch usually runs the movement (quartz), but solar energy comes from the natural sunlight. This technology from Tissot allows the watch to run for several months without ever needing to recharge.

TACTILE TECHNOLOGY

Tissot developed the first tactile watch 20 years ago. This high-tech feature improves watch ergonomics and makes it unique and intuitive to use. The technology offers an array of functionalities ‒ compass, altimeter, weather, alarm, chronograph ‒ without an abundance of buttons or complex sub-menus. This technology really sets the watch apart from others and is very unique in all areas of the watch.

CERAMIC

The material of this watch is recognized to be one of the hardest substances, has been used at Tissot for decades. It is very well suited to the external parts of a watch that is exposed to the elements and daily scratching and impacts. The ingredients for the ceramic, include aluminum oxide and zirconium, which means that it will never oxidize no matter how much time passes. That means the watch will never lose its shine. It is known for its hypoallergenic properties and is well suited to any wrist.

WATER RESISTANCE

All Tissot watch cases undergo several tests, including a water-resistance check. Tissot tests the watch’s ability to resist impacts and pressure, as well as the penetration of liquids, gas, and dust by replicating the real-life conditions in which the watch may find itself.

THE GRAND COMPLICATIONS COLLECTION

4/Patek Philippe:

A lifetime of artistry and skill

Complicated watchmaking is the supreme test of the designer’s expertise and watchmakers’ skill. At Patek Philippe, we master all horological complications and have twice this century built the world’s most complicated portable timepiece. In each watch, many lifetimes of artistry and skill are captured to produce an object of timeless worth.

 

Automatic Quartz Twenty-4 Collection:

The automatic quartz twenty-4 collection is the most popular selection for ladies.

Patek Philippe watches are still sold today for high prices with their intricate and complicated mechanical features and great look and style of watch.

 

 

5/TAG HEUER MONACO

Tag Heuer:      A$9,800

Powerful Design

Tag watches have a great legacy and a great status. Tag Heuer Monaco has that personality, style, and class that makes them a great timepiece.

 

A WatchMaking Monument

Tag Heuer’s iconic watches now come with a Heuer 02 manufactured movement promises an 80h power reserve, with a vertical clutch and column wheel.

 

 

 

Design:

The Tag Heuer typically features a pair of pushbuttons located at the 2 and 4 o’clock positions.

Early versions came with two different color schemes. One is a metallic blue dial with white registers. The other metallic grey dial and registers.

 

6/Breitling History

L’eon Breitling passed away in 1914 and his son Gaston took over the family business.

Gaston inherited his father’s pioneering spirit, in 1915 Breitling launched one of the world’s first wristwatch chronograph with a separate push-button which is located above the watch crown.

In 1923, a patented pocket watch with two chronograph push buttons caused a big sensation in the watch industry.

The push-button in the 2 O’clock position was used for starting and stopping the second hand, while the other integrated into the crown.

Resetting the chronograph mechanism for the first time, it was possible for the stopwatch to measure multi times in a sequence.

Many of the dials on Gaston Breitling’s products were unsigned and displayed either the customer’s name or protected logos such as Montbrillant, Spirit, and  Vitesse, it was not until later in the 1920’s that the name of the manufacturer finally appeared on the watches.

 

Into The Future With Willy Breitling

Gaston Breitling passed away unexpectedly in July 1927.

His son Willy, then only 14 years old, was not yet old enough to fill his father’s rather impressive shoes.

Until Willy was 19 years old, for the next 5 years the company had an external team manage the business.

Breitling survived the wall st crash in 1929 and also the great depression in 1932, Willy Breitling though still, a very young man was ready to manage and take leadership of the company.

When Willy took control of the business, Breitling’s collection included more than 40 different models for wrist or the cockpit.

Up until 1934 chronograph wrist only had one pusher, after a start, stop, and reset inevitably followed, Willy Breitling saw a key deficiency, and in 1934 filed a patent for the world’s first chronograph with two pushers.

And that was only the beginning of his innovation, 1936 introduced a specially designed aviator chronograph with black dial and illuminated numerals and hands, a rotating bezel with a versatile pointer arrow that also glowed in the dark.

The End Of An Era

In spite of the turbulence of the late 1970s, Willy Breitling remained a grand seigneur of the old school. He was struggling with his health, and his sons, Gregory and Alain, were still young and – like many others – uncertain about the future of the industry. The consummate entrepreneur decided it was time for an orderly retreat. In April 1979, shortly before his death, he sold the remaining assets along with the familiar brand names and the well-established watch models, including his beloved Navitimer, to the visionary entrepreneur Ernest Schneider, who, fittingly, was also a watchmaker and a pilot, and whose family would remain the guardians of the Breitling legacy until 2017.

 

7/Weiss

Cameron Weiss, founder of Weiss watches.

Cameron started at an early age for the love of watches.

Every Weiss watch is assembled by hand and with every timepiece perfected by a swiss-trained and certified American watchmaker, quality is something Weiss watches standby.

The Design

Weiss brand is all about respecting timeless watchmaking techniques.

The designed process at Weiss is that all components are drawn by hand, then engineered, prototyped, inspected measured, and tested before it’s made for you.

The result? Timepieces are the epitome of fit and function.

The Materials

Materials machined from single blocks of 316L stainless steel, every case, buckle, and crown is finished with quality in mind.

Dials are constructed from special brass alloy for durability, and final dials are painted first with color then with text, and topped with hand pressed sapphire crystals.

The Movements

Designed for 24/7 wear, every movement at Weiss is selected by Weiss, then jeweled finished by hand, and plated incabloc shock protection protects the balance wheel pivots.

The History

Every Weiss watch takes over 35 hours to create and is crafted to be a trusted everyday heirloom. Inspired by American ingenuity and integrity, we take care to ensure that every edition surpasses historical standards, and with proper care, a Weiss timepiece will last for generations.

 

8/Armani

History

Armani and his partner, architect Sergio Galeotti, founded Giorgio Armani SpA in 1975, reportedly on money from the sale of Armani’s Volkswagen.

The company signed a license with Gruppo Finanziario Tessile (GFT) in 1978. It partnered with L’Oreal on a licensing agreement for the production and distribution of fragrances, cosmetics and beauty products (1980) and with Luxottica for eyewear (1988). Armani also entered into a manufacturing and distribution license with Simint in 1991 when the company launched A|X Armani Exchange. By 1993, the Armani name was represented by 23 licensees and two large joint ventures in Japan.

By the 1990s, the company’s strategy was to cancel licenses and take production in-house in a bid to exert more control over quality and distribution. Manufacturing arrangements later brought back in-house include the acquisition of Antinea (1990), Simint (1996), and Intai (1998). In 2000, after buying factories from GFT, Armani formed a joint venture with Zegna for the production and distribution of the Collezioni men’s collection. Armani also increased to 85 percent its share in the joint venture in Japan.

Also in the early 2000s, starting with the opening of the Armani/Manzoni store in Milan in 2000, which carries all of the company’s brands. Other such venues are in Hong Kong (Armani/Charterhouse, opened in 2002), Munich (Armani/ opened in 2003), Tokyo (Armani/Ginza Tower, opened in 2007), and New York (Armani/Fifth Avenue, opened in 2009).

From 2003 until 2012, Safilo group held the exclusive license for Armani-branded eyewear before losing it again to Luxottica. Beginning in 2007, the company teamed up with Samsung to develop a line of high-end electronic goods.

In 2007, Giorgio Armani confirmed to Reuters that he had been approached by Beiersdorf in 2005 about a potential merger but had since been too distracted by other projects to pursue that option. In 2016, he confirmed he had established the Giorgio Armani Foundation which, while aiming to fund social projects, is also to “safeguard the governance assets of the Armani Group and ensure that these assets are kept stable over time. By 2017, the company was seen as a prime candidate for a stock market.

 

9/Omega

The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel  (July 1969)

The legendary Omega Speedmaster is one of the world’s most iconic timepieces, having played a role in all six lunar missions, powering the stainless steel model is the famous caliber 321, the driving force behind the chronograph’s extraordinary space history.

The Speedmaster watch is built with quality and passion. The caliber movement of the Omega Speedmaster comes in 321, 861, 1861, 3861, and more.

Also known as the moon watch this iconic watch has stood the test of time with quality and its looks.

Still a good-looking and sort after watch, I have the pleasure of owning one of these watches. On the backing plate of the Speedmaster watch, it has stamped letters saying first watch worn on the moon by NASA.

The features also include, sapphire crystal watch glass, stop-start, and reset features. stainless steel casing and band with logo on the band with an Omega symbol, the three dials on the watch face are a great feature to the watch and really set it apart from other watches in its day.

Today in the year 2022, this watch in good condition can be worth anywhere from $5,500 to $15,000 plus, with this iconic watch, it is sure to increase in value in the future.

There are a lot of fakes out there on the market, so if you ever decide to purchase an Omega Speedmaster, make sure you know what you are looking for and if in doubt seek professional help from a professional watchmaker in the know and is familiar with the history of the Omega Speedmaster.

 

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