We can safely assume that the term “watch” isn’t uncommon for any of us. Watches, in fact, have become necessity of our lives. Defining a watch brings the ideas that “a watch is a time-keeping instrument we either wear on the wrist or keep in our pockets”. The wrist watches track their history back from the time of World War I, and the soldiers and senior military officers used to wear them for synchronizing the movement of their troops. The trends and fashions of wearing watches have changed with the passage of time. Today, watches are said to be a part of our fashion and none (whether men and women) loves to live without wearing a watch.
Here are the top 10 best & most famous watch brands in 2014.
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10. Tag Heuer
Tag Heuer is the quintessential macho watch. It is one of the best watch brands dominating nowadays. It has celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2010. The brand introduced by Carrera chronograph in 1963, and since then it bas brought various chronographs and rugged quartz watches such as Formula One, Aquaracer, Monaco and Grand Carrera. Tag Heuer is famous for its awesome and uniquely designed watches, and has been the creator of several chunky, bold and sporty timepieces. Besides their beautiful look, the watches of this brand are quite affordable.
Hamilton is a trusted watch brand that has brought forward watches of men and women with great designs. The brand’s Khaki Field Watches have dominated the hearts of world’s watch lovers; this was built in a macho friendly design and awesome look. Another great style of watches is military timepieces which had come with features like with flawless finish, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and uncluttered dial. The company has a repute to have made various military watches during World War II.
Tissot is famous for its multi-functional quartz watches. The brand came into being in 1853, and has a rich history of making both basic and advanced style watches. Most of its watches come with cutting edge technological features and beautiful design. The affordability is always guaranteed by this company. Tissot, in other words, has gotten worldwide fame for its finest quality watches with both versatile and modern designs.
Omega got much fame for its super spy 007 – James Bond. This is the only brand that was selected by NASA to make pieces that work perfectly in zero gravity. The company manufactured several watches for the astronauts traveling to moon. One of its watches was born by captain Buzz Aldrin and other notable persons such as John F. Kennedy and Prince William. Omega is also working on several projects in partnership with Olympic Games. The brand is headquartered in Switzerland, and was founded in 1848. It is under the ownership of Swatch Group.
Seiko is a globally recognized brand and has gotten much fame for its meticulous craftsmanship and highly impressive watch designs. This brand belongs to Japan and has delivered flawless designs of wrist-watches and timepieces for its customers worldwide. Seiko has a repute to have made world’s first quartz watch, and is an official timekeeper of various sporting events including Olympics and World Cups. Keeping the style and uniqueness maintained is what the quality of Seiko.
Bulova is another famous watch brand for men and women. Its watches come to the markets with features like sapphire crystal and Swiss automatic movement. Bulova makes uses of various Swiss parts for assembling its timepieces in USA, and is originally owned by Japanese watchmaker. The company holds an international repute of being the pioneer of mechanical watch-making which com with an accuracy of ten seconds or even less per year.
Citizen watches are famous the world over for their out-of-the-box designs and flawless functions. If you are a real watch lover, then there is not reason for you to miss this brand, as every watch comes with excellence. Some of its unique features include satellite-linked world-time function, perpetual calendar, solar-power reserve indicator, and 24-hour sub-dial. One of its famous collections is “Eco Drive” which comes with beautiful designs and is light-weight. The company offers wristwatches and timepieces.
3. Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe is also known as the ‘King of Watches’. This is an exemplary watch brand of Switzerland. Its foundation was laid in 1851 in Geneva by Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe. The brand has presented both expensive and inexpensive watches with multiple features for its worldwide customers. It is popular for making mechanically perfect watches that are resistant-free and waterproof. This brand has been the choice of several members of the British, Danish and the Italian Royal families.
2. IWC Schaffhausen
Founded in Switzerland, and now based in America, the IWC Schaffhausen (simply IWC) is a top notch watch-making company. It has gotten much fame for its unique watches. True that the company had to suffer badly for selling low-quality quartz watches, but the new ownership brought revolutionary changes to maintain its repute. Today, IWC, is famous for its luxurious and beautiful watches. Many of its watches carry diamonds and other shiny stones, making it a flawless brand of the era.
It is never possible for me to complete the list without mentioning the name of Rolex. This is, indeed, the top watch brand in the world. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the company was founded originally in England in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. Rolex is one of the most famous and proficient watch-making companies which is known for its flawless watch designs with multiple features. It received a trademark in 1908 and the company was registered in 1915. Rolex also has presented the collection of Tudor watches under its umbrella company called “Tudor”.
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