Are traditional timepieces making a comeback?
At a time where the watch market has been dominated by smart watches and electronic gadgets, we’re finding that traditional watches are making a comeback, so we’ve put our heads together to come up with a few reasons why so many people still favour of a traditional timepiece.
They’re pieces of art
A mechanical watch isn’t like a phone or tablet, it’s more like a unique piece of art that has been lovingly crafted. Rather than looking like hundreds of other technology-led watches, traditional watches offer a sense of class, individuality, craftmanship and personality.
They’re more straightforward
Not everyone needs an all singing all dancing watch – and there’s something to be said for a traditional kind that never buzzes, doesn’t need charging and looks great on your wrist. If you’re looking for simplicity, the watches we stock from the Danish Design range are a great place to start. These classic timepieces are famous for being subtle and simple, yet they ooze elegance and charm all the same.
They last forever
A traditional watch is designed to last for a long time, and can often be handed down amongst the generations. Whereas smart watches are classed as consumables, their more retro counterparts can go on for years. For a classic watch with a modern feel, try Panzera, the Australian watch brand noted for bringing the past alive with its modern take on the classics.
They can be more affordable
Those who invest in a quality watch, want to ensure that it lasts a long time. Repeatedly buying smart watches and their revised versions can be a costly exercise, whereas a normal watch can work out much cheaper. If you choose a timeless design, you can also rest assured that you can wear your watch over and over again and never look out of style. Choose contemporary classics such as Jacob Jensen for striking lines and simple shapes that are bound to get you noticed.
They’re less likely to go wrong
The more technology you pack into something, the more chance there is of something going wrong. A traditional watch has fewer, perfectly honed features that ensure you’re never let down.
They have more class
When you put on a suit or evening dress, it’s easy to see how out of place a smart watch looks. Mechanical watches have far more class about them, often being the finishing touch to a smart outfit.
At Allen Brown Jewellery, we offer a wide range of traditional watches in a variety of designs and brands for ladies and gents from around £80 to £600. We created our new watch gallery in 2016 and offer selections from Danish Design, Panzera, Jacob Jensen, Issey Miyake and Faber.
To find your perfect watch, you can visit us at the Heart of The Country Shopping Village which is near Lichfield, Staffordshire. To discuss our collections, or to find out anything else about our jewellery selections, please call 01543 481948.