My old, battered and very basic Casio digital watch finally broke the other day, leaving me with the choice of getting a new Casio or going for something more extravagant. I mainly use the watch for work, so the Casio wasn’t ideal, as it isn’t exactly a watch you want to show off!
I decided to go a bit more up market with my latest watch, as I think it gives off a better impression, but choosing one was never going to be easy. I’ve spent a lot of time researching in recent weeks, and come across some good websites that I thought I’d share. It’s difficult to separate the good information from sales fluff, so hopefully this post will save you some time.
After a lot of deliberation, I decided I wanted to go for a TAG Heuer watch. Specifically, the TAG Heuer Aquaracer Chronotimer. The reason for this choice? Mainly because I really like the way the series is designed, but also because the ability to keep time in more than a single time zone is important for me.
There are probably higher quality or more desirable wrist watches around, but my mind was set on the watch as soon as I saw it. Apparently the collection has been around since 1982, but this was the first time I’d heard of it.
When I started looking it took ages to find good resources, as most places seem to want to sell you the watch regardless of whether it’s a good choice or not. I found that Calibre 11 was a good site for learning about TAG Heuer watches, so I’d recommend it if you like the company’s watches. For general watch information, never trust the descriptions on auction listings as it’s impossible to tell whether the writer was knowledgeable about watches or not.