3 Differences Between a Watch And a Timepiece
Written by: Kris Holland
In the world of watches, there’s not much to choose between a watch and a timepiece. In fact, strictly speaking, a watch is a timepiece. But, the dictionary doesn’t tell the whole story.
A watch is something one wears to tell the time. It’s functional, it does a job. They can be picked up anywhere and will perform their role, keeping you on track.
A timepiece, on the other hand, is much more than that. It’s an object you take great care in finding, selecting and great pride in wearing. It should be a reflection of you and your personality, and the decision to purchase one shouldn’t be taken lightly.
If you’re undecided about your next purchase and whether or not you’re buying a watch or a timepiece, there are three big indicators you should look out for.
A timepiece will have been carefully designed. It will have been well thought out and put together to represent a certain philosophy. That’s why top watch brands have such distinct personalities – so that they can be reflected in the pieces they create.
Not only that, but while watches are produced en masse, a timepiece should be unique to you. You should rest assured that you have your very own piece of history on your wrist, every time you wear it. Whilst others of the same model may be designed and produced, only you will own yours.
Scandinavian design is embodied in the ‘Infinity’, one of a range of men’s watches from Nordgreen
A true timepiece is extremely well crafted and built to last. As with the design, great care will be taken to make sure only the finest materials are used. From the material in the watch straps to the glass in the face to the inner workings of the movement – care and time should have been put into all of them.
For example, a good Japanese quartz movement ensures the piece is highly accurate but eliminates the need for recharging or re-winding. Quality aspects like this are what makes sure your timepiece will keep you on schedule, wherever you are.
In addition, a timepiece has longevity. Perhaps you’ll even be able to pass it on to the next generation, only increasing the value it represents.
The rose gold ‘Native’ women’s watches from Nordgreen features a high-quality rose gold mesh watch strap
A timepiece will often be seen as being much more expensive than just a watch, but that doesn’t have to be the case. A great timepiece doesn’t have to cost the earth, but it will be incredibly valuable to you.
The care that has been taken in the craftsmanship of the design and build should be reflected by your feelings towards it.
When you find something that you are truly connected to, invested in and feels like yours every time you wear it, then you’ve found a timepiece – not just another watch.
Nordgreen wants to help you in your quest to find your perfect timepiece. They’ve created a range of watches that embody the principles of Scandinavian design to create pieces comparable in quality to top watch brands.
Their range of watches for men and watches for women, all individually marked, mean that you can find the perfect timepiece from their selection without having to break the bank for a luxury name.
The brown leather strap 'Philosopher', one of Nordgreen's best-sellers