Steampunk Watches: Add Some Steampunk Style to Your Outfit!
When you’re a woman, you have lots of ways to add a steampunk feel to your everyday wardrobe: steampunk necklaces, steampunk rings, steampunk earings, you name it. You can also wear steampunk clothing (gothic skirt, corset) or some victorian jewelry (lace bracelet, choker necklace), but that might be going overboard. And of course, you can’t miss with a steampunk watch.
Conversely, men have fewer choices. Only steampunk wrist/pocket watches and watch cufflinks (when wearing a shirt and a suit jacket) come to mind.
In addition to their dazzling Neo-Victorian / Retro-Futuristic vibe, steampunk watches allow you to keep track of time and they offer a unique way to feel the power of the past, present and (retro-)future all in one.
Far from the ordinary models that are available in traditional stores, steampunk watches are elegant and audacious timepieces.
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A steampunk pocket watch pendant is replete with a sense of nostalgia for the Victorian era.
Should You Buy a Mechanical Steampunk Watch or a Quartz One?
If you’re considering buying a steampunk watch, you need to understand the pros and cons of mechanical vs quartz watches.
A quartz watch is a battery-powered watch that uses an electronic quartz oscillator to measure the passage of time. On the other hand, a mechanical watch uses a mechanical movement consisting of an intricate series of springs and gears working together to produce, store and release the energy to power the watch. There are two types of movement (also referred to as clockwork or mechanism) found in mechanical watches: automatic and manual. An automatic movement is powered by the kinetic energy created by the wrist and arm movements, while a manual movement need to be powered by winding the crown every 24 or 48 hours. Mechanical watches are usually preferred over quartz watches because of their skeletonized appearance.
Compared to quartz watches, mechanical watches are generally more expensive and less accurate timekeepers. They typically gain or lose a few seconds a day.
As far as maintenance, mechanical watches need servicing about every five years, while quartz watches typically need new batteries every 2 years. Depending on the model, you may have to bring your quartz watch to a watchmaker or a jeweller to get the battery changed.
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