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Goldsmiths Guide to Watches

Watch Function Guide

An important consideration when it comes to choosing a new watch is what you'll be doing while wearing it. Do you need your watch to slip under a cuff while you're at work? Are you looking for an evening-wear watch? Are you into outdoor sports?

At Goldsmiths, we stock a watch for every taste, every style and every occasion, from ladies' diamond-set timepieces to shock-proof watches you can wear up a mountain in a blizzard.

It's also worth considering additional features that might be useful to you. For instance, if you travel a lot you could find a watch with a second time zone - which indicates the time at home and away on the same dial. Or if you're a runner, a watch with a chronograph function would suit. A chronograph is essentially a stopwatch and will allow you to measure your times. Or if you enjoy diving there are watches designed to work deep underwater. Read more about water-resistant watches here.

Watch Functions Guide

Of course, watches can also be fashion accessories and you might just be adding to your collection of timepieces with a model in a particular colour, style or material that suits you - and there's nothing wrong with that! If you want an all-rounder, you can't go wrong with a sports watch, such as a TAG Heuer Carrera or a Michael Kors chronograph. Sports watches are versatile, well made, and often come with extra functions, too.

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