When it comes to watches, there are a lot of things to consider. What type of watch should you buy? What color? How should you wear it? In this comprehensive guide, we will answer all of these questions and more! We'll start by talking about the different types of watches available on the market today. Then, we'll discuss how to choose the right color and style for your needs. Finally, we'll give you some tips on how to wear your watch with style!



Types of Watches


At Turbion Carrera we create two watches with two kinds of movements, automatic and quartz. Automatic watches run of the movement of you wrist, while quartz watches run off of a battery. Both styles come with pros and cons, so it's important to think about what you'll be using them for before making any decisions!


Automatic Watches

mechanical watch movement

Automatic watches are powered by the movement of your wrist. As you move, the watch's rotor will spin, which in turn winds the mainspring and keeps it running.

Automatics also known as mechanical watches are generally more expensive than other types of watches, because of how labor-intensive it is to make their movements even though they tend to be less reliable timekeepers than their quartz counterparts. The average automatic movement has a margin of error of +-25 seconds per day.

Because they don't depend on batteries as a power source they tend to run for longer periods without having to be serviced. If you're looking for a high-quality watch that doesn't require a battery change every 2 years, then an automatic may be the right choice for you.

One of the main downsides of mechanical watches is that they require regular maintenance every 5-7 years for newer automatics and more often for older watches in order to keep them running properly.

Essentially, maintenance of a watch entails removing the back cover of the watch, disassembling the movement, cleaning the components, and then reassembling the movement with all new lubricants. The gaskets must also be replaced and a final test is done to ensure it is fully water-resistant and in proper working order.

Additionally, automatic watches are usually more expensive than Quartz options because of their intricate designs and hand-crafted parts and assembly.


Quartz Watches

quartz watch movement

Quartz watches have a tiny quartz crystal, that is cut into the shape of a tuning fork. Quartz crystals naturally vibrate at a precise frequency. The quartz crystals in watches vibrate around 32,768 times per second.

The watch movement’s microchip circuit then constrains this frequency into one electric pulse per second. This impulse drives a motor, in turn moving the seconds hand which gives the quartz watch its iconic single tick per second.

Quartz watches are far more accurate than mechanical watches and can be expected to be within +/-15 per month.

The main downside of quartz watches is that they require regular maintenance every 1-2 years to replace the battery, clean, and replace the gaskets to ensure water-resistant to keep them running properly.

Quartz watches are generally less expensive than automatic watches. If you need a watch that is always on time, a quartz model may be the best option for you!


How to Choose the Right Color and Style


Now that you know about the different types of watches available, it's time to think about what style and colors are right for you! Watches come in a variety of colors, including black, silver, gold, rose gold, blue, green, and more. There are also many different styles to choose from, including dress watches with sleek designs and sports watches made for outdoor activities.


When choosing a watch color, it's important to consider what kind of outfit you'll be wearing most often. For example, if you're looking for something that will match most outfits then black or silver may work best for you. If you want something that will pop and stand out, then a bright color like green or blue may be a better choice.


When choosing a style of watch, it's important to think about what activities you'll be using it for the most. If you're looking for something casual that you can wear every day, then go with a more simple design. If you're looking for something that will stand up against harsh conditions, then consider getting a military-style watch instead!


How to Wear Your Watch with Style!

Now that you've chosen the right watch for your needs, it's time to think about how you'll be wearing it! There are many different ways of wearing watches including on your left or right wrist, overtop clothing like a jacket sleeve, under long sleeves so only the face is exposed, or using it as an accessory on a chain around your neck.


For most people, the standard method is to wear their watch on their left wrist so the numbers are pointing up towards them when they look at it. If you're right-handed then this may seem like an awkward position because of how our hands naturally fall into place while typing or writing with pen and paper (if someone is leaning over your shoulder to read this blog post, then they might notice that their left hand is resting on top of their watch face).


If you're left-handed though there's nothing wrong with wearing your watch on the right wrist either! Some people actually prefer it because it allows them to easily see what time it is without having to move their arm around.


No matter which wrist you choose, make sure the band is parallel to the ground and not twisted. You don't want it too tight or too loose - it should be comfortable enough that you can easily move your arm up and down without feeling restricted.


If you're wearing a watch overtop of clothing like a jacket sleeve, be sure to leave enough room so that the watch doesn't get bunched up. The same goes for wearing a watch under long sleeves - make sure the face is exposed so you can still see what time it is!


Matching Your Watch to Your Outfit

model with foundation watch

There's no need to wear a watch that doesn't match your outfit. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your watch always looks great with whatever you're wearing!


The first thing to consider is the color of your watch. If your outfit is mostly black or dark colors, then a silver or gold-colored watch would look great. If you're wearing something light-colored like pastels, then a white watch would be perfect for this.


Next, you need to think about the style of your watch. If you're wearing a dressy outfit, then a sleek and sophisticated-looking watch would be perfect. But if you're wearing something more casual, like jeans and a t-shirt, then a sporty or rugged-looking watch would be better suited.


Finally, you'll want to consider the material of your watch. If you're wearing something that gets dirty easily (like work clothes), then a stainless steel or titanium watch would be best suited for this purpose. But if you're going on vacation and don't want anything heavy dragging down your wrist while lounging by the poolside, then a light and airy watch made of plastic or silicone would be perfect.


By following these simple tips, you can make sure that your watch always looks great with whatever you're wearing! So the next time you go shopping for a new outfit, don't forget to pick out a new watch to match!




Wearing a watch can be a great way to add style and sophistication to any outfit! From casual looks like t-shirts with jeans, to formalwear like suits or dresses - there are so many different ways you can wear your timepiece. The key is finding one that fits your needs and personality.

We hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for how YOU can wear a watch with style! 

February 16, 2022 — Turbion Carrera