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Watch Guide

Our watch guide includes  a glossary of terms including information on water resistance – so, if a branded watch is what you are after, then Eterniti has what you need and our watch guide will help you choose the best watch for your needs. A watch can be the finishing touch to an outfit or serve a specific funtion that will help you track the success of your fitness regimen; either way they are an essential piece for every day life.

Before deciding on the style or brand, consider what you would like to use the timepiece for. Will you be diving with it, do you need a heart rate monitor or is it simply a fashionable accessory?

Whatever the reason for your purchase, be sure to consult this guide when deciding on a timepiece. Make sure you understand the concept of water resistance, what to avoid and how to ensure your timepiece enjoys a long lifespan. Each watch comes with a branded booklet and packaging, outlining what is covered under the manufacturer’s warranty and what is not. We encourage you to keep this in a safe place.


Watch Guide


All our watches are sourced from the official agents and are supplied with the necessary warranty and instruction booklets.

See below a few points to remember with regards to different watch features. This will help you to keep it in the best working condition:

  • Always avoid contact with steam.
  • Avoid contact with salt water.
  • Never push buttons or unscrew the crown when watch is submerged.
  • Avoid contact with shampoos, creams, perfumes or any harsh chemical as they can damage the watch’s functions and harm or discolour the straps and bracelets.
  • Water resistance should be checked regularly by the manufacturer or by a reputable watch repair agent.


Watch Glossary of Terms


  • Movement: Speaks of the internal mechanism of the watch and defines what is used to provide power (battery, winding, solar energy). 
  • Quartz: Most watches have a quartz movement. A battery provides the energy and the quartz crystal is used to regulate the watch, ensuring the time keeping is accurate.
  • Manual: This watch is powered by physical winding. Internally, a spring is tightened and the energy is slowly released. Time keeping is less accurate than quartz. 
  • Automatic or self winding: This watch is powered by the movement of the wearer, not by manual winding. Internally a spring is tightened and the energy is slowly released. 
  • Kinetic: This is a battery-free quartz watch that generates power from the movement of the wearer. The energy generated is stored and slowly released. These watches will have a power reserve indicator.
  • Date function: Indicates the date on the dial of the watch.
  • Chronograph: A stopwatch function.
  • Tachymeter: Used to measure speed traveled over distance.
  • Heart rate monitor: Measures the heart rate.
  • Crown: The pull out winder that is used to adjust time, day or date. 
  • Dial: The face of the watch.
  • Bezel: The rim of the face of the watch, either fixed or rotating bezel.


Water Resistance


Water resistance tells of the watch’s capability to withstand contact with liquids. It is is not a literal indication of how deep the timepiece can go under water, instead it tells the amount of pressure the watch can withstand. 

Although they all come with an individual warranty and instruction manual from the manufacturer, please consult the table below to assist you in choosing the right one to suit your lifestyle.


 

Activity

Splash Resistant 
/  30m

 
 50m      

50 -  100m

100 - 200m

200 - 300m


Divers

Avoid all contact with water          





N

N

N

N

N
Washing hands; caught in
the rain

N


Y

Y

Y

Y

Y
Swimming in shallow water
(no diving)

N


N

Y

Y

Y

Y
Swimming and light snorkeling
N


N

N

Y

Y

Y
Swimming; snorkeling; skin diving
N


N

N

N

Y

Y
Suitable for most water sports and scuba diving
N


N

N

N

N

Y