8 Things You NEED to Know About Watches – A Crash Course to Watches



I know how overwhelming watches can be at times, especially when first getting into them. In this video we are going to cover a topic that is long overdue, looking at 8 essential concepts I feel every watch enthusiast should know or have some general grasp on.

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0:00 – Ground Rules And Other Videos to Watch
1:12 – The Two Primary Types Of Watch Movements & How They Work
6:25 – The Mainstream Brands that Make Up The Industry & Who Owns Who
8:58 – How To Determine The Best Size Watch For You
12:59 – Straps & Tools
16:13 – In-House vs Third Party Movements & Certifications
19:36 – Understanding Water Resistance
22:49 – The Different Types Of Watch Crystals
24:37 – Types Of Watch Sellers/Dealers

36 comments

  1. Apologies for the length of this one everyone. I tried to include all the necessary details while moving through it pretty quickly. I know for those that have a very good grasp on watches some of this will be redundant, but hopefully, there is at least one thing to learn in this video even if you are more experienced. Timecodes are down below if you need to come back to a topic after watching. This one took a couple weeks to complete editing so I appreciate the support.

    0:00 – Ground Rules And Other Videos to Watch
    1:12 – The Two Primary Types Of Watch Movements & How They Work
    6:25 – The Mainstream Brands that Make Up The Industry & Who Owns Who
    8:58 – How To Determine The Best Size Watch For You
    12:59 – Straps & Tools
    16:13 – In-House vs Third Party Movements & Certifications
    19:36 – Understanding Water Resistance
    22:49 – The Different Types Of Watch Crystals
    24:37 – Types Of Watch Sellers/Dealers

  2. Very informative, I know nothing about watches but just bought a Tissot Seastar 1000 and love it, though wasn't thinking about any of the points mentioned here when I bought it, I just liked how it looked. 😁

  3. Plexiglass crystal 🤔……… 😆 That made me laugh. Thanks. We know what ya mean but that one got me.

  4. Hey Teddy. love your videos. Watch them all. Can you get your hands on a JLC Sector Dial Master Control. Want more info on this prettiest of dress watches. I can't find any online to buy. Is this watch really rare?

  5. how does one know for sure if some one is an AD? people say they are this and that. how does one know for sure

  6. I recommend laying an open plastic bag on the table and unfastening the spring bar in that; if the bar goes flying when it is popped out, the bag will catch it and you won't have to spend an hour searching for the thing in your carpet.

  7. Hey fellas, I’m finally getting into watches as a young man. Are there any brands to avoid because of negative connotation or poor quality? Thank you.

  8. I bought a g shock,not bragging. I wonder if you guys know that you can actually turn your G shock into an AP look a like mostly for the GA 2100 models check it out …

  9. The best introduction video on watches. I wished I found your video before making my first purchase. I liked, subscribed and click the bell. Good stuff. Thank you for the time you put in this video, very helpfull!

  10. I am just getting into watches myself, and had no idea how to even start looking for a decent watch. Thanks to this, I was able to find the perfect first watch. The Orient bambino or the orient star classic. Absolutely beautiful timepieces for the price. 👌🏼

  11. I'll never forget the time my boss was showing off his $8,000 Omega. Beautiful watch with red trim and Italian black leather straps. We went next door to the night club to have a drink after work. The owner Calvin asked him what time it was, he couldn't see his watch ⌚ because it was dark. I pull out my $20 Walmart quarts watch at the time with an illumination button, I asked him If his watch could do that. We both laughed.

    I get it. Sometimes your paying a premium for the fit and finish, the subtle details, the status symbol that comes with a watch that expensive. It's a shout out to anyone in the know that your doing well for yourself. Since I was never really wealthy, $8,000 could be better spent on a decent used car. I always like the look of field watches and GShocks because they were practical, affordable, and didn't look too bad. At the end of the day, I just need something to tell time and to watch the seconds when I'm taking patient vitals. Sometimes.
    It's just a damn watch. But not going to lie that Omega looked nice.

  12. Well said, don’t wear or buy fakes………..I never buy fakes. I would rather wear a cheap authentic watch than a ultra expensive watch that’s fake! I hate fake goods.

  13. Why didn't you include spring drive which is a hybrid drive between other two developed by seiko. It could be the future. Please make a video about it if you believe it could replace swiss mechanical drives as it is more resistant and more accurate. For me it is very important to decide because it seems collectors still prefer pure mechanical, but spring drive is basically mechanical and for collecting or investments I need to know if that is just a dead end or will it grow and replace classic mechanical. In other words do you ever see a Patek come up with a variation of that movement to use in own watches.

  14. A want a in dept research bout spring drive movement. Not how it works, that was done, but if it will be the future and can it replace classic mechanical movements. Thank you

  15. Mentioning Citizen and Seiko is great, but where's the love for Casio?
    Did I miss anything or was there really no shout out?

  16. Subscribed, because he is informative and cute. Much I have learned from this video. Thank you.

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