What Makes a Swiss Watch… A Swiss Watch?

What makes a Swiss watch so special? Is it the way it looks? Is it the technology, or is it the simple fact that anything the Swiss touch (from banks to army knives to cheese) turns into magic?

Swiss watches are diverse, unique, and extremely elegant to look at. Boasting some lengthy know-how, Switzerland has a passion for watch-making that dates back to the 16th century, when modern clocks first began experiencing bursts in advancement and production. Switzerland would impress the world in the 1960s by creating the first electronic quartz watch, and the country is often credited with bringing automatic watches to the public market.

Rolex Submariner Date 116610 Black Dial

When it comes to structure and mechanics, Swiss timepieces have always held huge advantages over their counterparts. Let’s start with the surface alone; Swiss watches are comprised of hard, surgical steel that makes them extremely difficult to corrode. The metal stays polished longer (keeping the watch looking like new), and can be re-polished easily should damage ever occur.

This steel also applies to the links and cases. Many standard watches contain hollow links that bend at the drop of a hat. A Swiss watch will always do what it can to offer owners the highest possible level of resistance.

Swiss watches also employ synthetic, sapphire crystal to protect the face, dial and hands from harmful exposure. This crystal is known for its stamina and build. One could take a key and give it a good “run-across,” and they’ll never see marks of any kind. Other watches enforce a common mineral crystal. Sure, it’s cheap and easier to make, but is it as effective? We’ll let you decide…

Omega Seamaster

At the center of a Swiss watch is its movement, the thing that truly separates the men from the boys. The movement of a Swiss watch is composed of metal gears. It is overseen and put together by human hands, ensuring that every item delivered is in top, working condition. In other watches, you’re likely to come across plastic gears. Plastic is good for lots of things (grocery bags and travel cups come to mind), but it’s probably not the best material for a watch. Metal gears last longer than plastic ones, guaranteeing that a Swiss watch will endure an extensive, healthy lifespan while wrapped around its owner’s wrist.

And it’s the old assembly line for standard watches, as though they were parts at a run-down auto factory. Production might be overseen on a few, but in the end, many are left to chance, and if there’s ever something wrong, the owner isn’t likely to know until after they’ve made their purchase.

So if you’re in the mood for efficiency, endurance and beauty, a Swiss watch is sure to deliver. With a new timepiece by way of the land of mild and honey, you’ll own something that’s made to last, and if you’re concerned about those hefty price tags, just put a little thought towards the future… You’re buying a gift that’s truly set to withstand the “toils of time.”

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