Watch Buyer's Guide

Watch Buyer's Guide

The Basics of Time

One of the most often asked questions in our store is does a watch that costs thousands of dollars tell time better than an inexpensive disposable watch? The answer is of course no. A $10 quartz movement will keep near perfect time...at least for a few months. Accuracy alone has little effect on the value or desirability of a watch.

The truth is, those of us who love fine timepieces don't share this passion because we like watching the minutes tick by. We love fine watches because we know the time, effort, skill and artistry that goes into the design and production of each masterpiece. In fact, the more mechanical the movement, the more hand built parts it contains, the more it is actually worth.