CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATCH: THE WEEKEND WATCH

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THE WEEKEND WATCH:
KEY WORDS: durable, rugged, utilitarian
OFTEN WORN WITH: jeans, loafers, sunglasses
BUDGET: $500

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
QUARTZ MOVEMENTS: They’re often less expensive than mechanical ones, and you’ll get more for your money. If, however, you can find a mechanical movement in the price range, go for it!
SHOCK AND/OR WATER RESISTANCE: You plan on living a little with this thing, right? If so, ask if it offers some kind of shock resistance — if the salesman isn’t sure, chances are it doesn’t. Same goes for water: Double-check the watch’s back or dial to ensure it’s water-resistant to a certain depth. (It’s often measured in meters, with 100 meters equaling roughly 330 feet.)

Photo courtesy: Victorinox

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