Analog watches in the Philippines are wrist watches which are designed to meet the unique needs of travellers and watch enthusiasts. Although there is no such thing as a “perfect” analog watch, since different people have different needs, some qualities are critical. With that, here are some important features you need to look for when choosing your next analog timepiece.
Tough and Scratch-Resistant
A good analog watch should remain fully functional even after years of impacts, rubs, and shocks as a result of any outdoor activity. Also, its metal exterior should remain scratch-free, otherwise, reading the time might get difficult and the overall appearance will deteriorate. This is why you should not compromise on the materials that compile the watch nor on the brand that manufactured and tested it.
Choose a lens made from corundum
As for the materials, make sure you get a watch with a lens that is made from corundum, which is second to diamonds in terms of hardness. Plus, it’s also relatively affordable. As for the case, there are many durable materials out there. High-grade stainless steel is a safe choice but if you are allergic, polymer-plastic and ceramic made watches are also good options.
Do take note that the materials that compose the watch will not matter if the whole piece was put together poorly. When choosing an analog watch, figure out if it was tested under extreme conditions. This is why buying from a reliable brand like Casio could payoff in this case.
Accuracy is important, especially if you are relying on your watch all the time to monitor your productivity and much more. However, not all analog watches in the Philippines are accurate even if they are fashionably appealing. The Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute in Switzerland, which certifies the accuracy and precision of wristwatches, has concluded that an analog watch is considered to be accurate as long it doesn’t drift by over 6 seconds a day. So, if you want a super accurate watch, then go for Casio edifice watches which do not drift for more than 10 seconds which is very rare at low cost.
Water and Pressure-Resistant
ATM, or “atmospheres”, are pressure units that are equivalent to the amount of pressure a watch can withstand. A 3 ATM watch can withstand a pressure equivalent to 30 meters of water. But bear in mind that ATM is not a measure of depth. For instance, at the shower, a pressure that is more than 3ATM could be applied on your watch. In fact, the International Organization for Standardization suggests that people should not go snorkeling with a 5 ATM resistant watch, as the water's pressure might not survive it.
Therefore, it is best to go for a watch that can withstand at least 10ATM, just like Edifice watches. If you wear one, you wouldn’t have to worry about entering the water.