Key selection criteria for 24 hour watches
The difference in the evaluation of a 24 hour watch in respect to the more traditional ones is not that dramatic. There are only a couple of elements that are really peculiar and essential to the selection of the best 24 hour models. In this post, we underline all the key criteria that differentiate the 24 hour models produced by the top manufacturers. In fact, because there is not a broad choice of 24 hour watches in the market, there are only few elements that help differentiate them.
We did also investigate blogs and forums and tried to understand which features are deemed more important rather than others by the people passionate about 24 hour watches. For example, it seems that many people ask for a specific position of the midnight sign – some want it at the top, others at the bottom of the dial. Overall there are eight key features that are discussed and used to differentiate one model or brand as opposed to others.
Finally, before getting into the details, it is worth underlining that, for the purpose of this post, we are considering only the true 24 hour watches and not the GTM ones.
The fundamental elements that differentiate 24 hour watches are:
1. Movement Type
2. Numbering System
3. Position of Midnight in the Dial
4. Number of Hands
5. Date and other Functions
6. Country of Manufacture
7. Water Resistance
8. Type of Glass
After having done the above investigation we then decided to put it altogether in a quiz format. In this way you can just select what you believe are the important features and identify the Top 3 models that best suits your needs. Most likely you’re not going to find a model that fits 100% your requirements because the limited offer but you’ll see how close you can get.
The brands included in the quiz are: Slow Watches, Glycine, Botta Design, Messerschmitt, No Watch, Raketa, Jacopo Dondi, Fortis, Akerfalk and obviously Todd & Marlon. If you have suggestion for “pure” 24 hour watch watches we should include, then don’t hesitate to comment on this post and we will include.
Now have fun with the 24 hour watch selector and see which one are the Top 3 you should consider in your next purchase.