Our guide to watches
Define your time with the right watch. Whether you're looking for style, functionality or a brand - find the watch to suit you.
A watch is a timeless accessory that‘s not only practical, but fashionable and suits everyone too. There’s many different types on the market and a tonne of brands offering their twist on a classic. But sometimes it’s tricky to decide which one to choose, that’s where we come in. Our guide clears up the different watch types, calls out the best brands to keep an eye on, and shares the best aftercare for your wristwear.
Best watch brands
From classic styles to innovative designs, these are a few of the brands we love.
Watch strap material
Key to creating each watch's signature look is the material of the strap. The four most common types of watch strap are leather, metal (or stainless steel), silicone and resin.
Different types of watch movements
The heart of the watch is the mechanism that drives it. The most popular mechanism is Quartz movement, which means that it's a powered by a battery (which will need replacing after a few years).
Eco Drive watches are solar powered so you should never need to replace the battery. They generate energy from any light source, which is then stored and used to continually re-charge the watch.
Watches with an automatic or kinetic movement have no battery, instead they are powered by your movement. The simple movement of the watch on your wrist keeps the watch wound making them ideal for everyday use.
Aftercare for your watch
Specialist product care for your most treasured pieces.
Jewellery & Watch Care
A piece of jewellery or a watch can mean a lot to us and damaging a precious item can be both stressful and upsetting. But with Argos Jewellery & Watch Care, there's less to worry about.
*Jewellery and Watch Care is provided by Domestic and General Insurance PLC.
Tried, tested and user recommended
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