There are so many watch designs to choose from. When choosing a watch case, you probably want to choose one that matches your personality and style. We have some tips to help you out.
Choose a Shape That You Like
There are different watch face types and shapes. You can choose a shape that matches your style or what stands out to you. Some of the most popular watch shapes available include round, square, oval, rectangle, round, tonneau, cushion, and avant garde.
The most common watch case shape is round and square watches. Oval and rectangle watch shapes are a close second favourite in the watch market. Round and oval shapes are basic yet stylish options for a more sophisticated look. If you are a professional or prefer an elegant watch, these shapes are a great investment.
Popular square-shape luxury watches from TIME-TO-FIND include The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 12 and The TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre Heuer 02. The best luxury round shape styles you’ll find include the gorgeous Tissot T-Sport range and The Tissot PR 100.
If you’re looking for a modern, more unique style, you may prefer a tonneau shaped watch. A tonneau watch takes the appearance of a rounded rectangle. The ‘La Grande Classique de Longines‘ is one example of a stunning and unique tonneau design. There are also avant garde watch cases which are popular non-traditional shape styles for those looking for a more fashionable and contemporary look.
Choose A Size That Matches Your Watch
Nothing is worse than a watch case that is too big (or small) for your wrist. It not only looks out of place, but it can be uncomfortable. It is best to find out what the case size is on a watch before buying it. Most cases have a basic shape that is fitted into the strap but other styles (called lugless watches) are mounted to the underside of the case and can be bigger than usual watch designs.
Take a look at the watch features to determine the size. Cases are usually measured in millimeters, height, and depth. The depth of a watch will tell you how tall it will sit off your wrist. Not sure what your wrist size is? The best way to determine if your watch case design is a good fit for your wrist is to measure the circumference and fit it to the watch case size.
Choose A Good Material
Which material should you choose? Watch case designs come in many material types and it may be overwhelming to choose a favourite. You might be active and prefer durable material or a professional that prefers a classic bronze look. Maybe you prefer more lightweight material. Here are some popular choices from materials found in watch case designs to help you out:
- Stainless steel – stainless steel is a high-quality material that is resistant to corrosion. These watches are a classic favourite among watch lovers. If you do a lot of underwater adventures, dive watches made from stainless steel are also a good choice.
- Titanium – Titanium material is one of the hardest and corrosion resistant materials you can find. Also good for diving, these are a great watch case design material if you want a traditional look.
- Bronze and aluminum – these are stylish and strong material choices for watch cases and are often reasonably priced. Bronze and aluminum watches are popular due to their versatility. It is perfect if you want a selection from a range of styles with modern designs.