Watches & Travel: Finding the Perfect Companion for Your Adventures

Imagine traveling without a time-telling machine with you. We can’t even function well on a daily basis without it because of, yes, the schedules!

Even with the capability of our mobile phones to tell us the time, it is still far different and more convenient if you have a wristwatch on you. From catching flights to waiting for bus rides, we all rely on our wristwatches to keep us on track.

If you have ever missed a flight or any trip, you know the feeling of getting the cold sweats and all that jazz as if you just let the time slip through your fingers. To be in control, we need a device that will not give up on us. Our mobile phones can die at any point in time because of limited battery power, but with mechanical watches and chronological watches, we have a loyal company throughout our travel adventures.

So, how can you find the perfect watch companion? Picking one can be quite tricky with all the choices in the market today. Ergo, in this blog, we are going to walk you through surefire ways how you can find the ideal watch that can meet the demands of your outdoor trips and adventures. 

  1. It has to be durable and reliable.

Just as we mentioned above, you need a loyal companion. The first thing that you have to look for in a watch for your travel needs is durability for optimal use. That watch is going to be your everyday gear whether you are timing your bike ride, hike, or dive. You need a reliable watch so as not to miss any flight schedule or any schedule for that matter. 

It is sturdy enough to endure the rigors of your travel adventures? There are different materials you can consider. For bracelets, you must consider canvas, leather, or nylon because these materials are not susceptible and are actually resistant to scratches, tears, and scuffs. Aside from their strength, they are also lightweight making you move freely. The best type of watch to look for in terms of durability is a mechanical watch with robust titanium, stainless steel, bronze, gold, or platinum case. 

  1. Look for a comfortable fit.

When you travel, the last thing you would want to feel is discomfort on your wrist. It is a big deal for anyone when they have to constantly fix their wristwatch just because it doesn’t have the right fit. Make sure that you don’t miss this tiny detail because it matters a lot for your comfort while traveling. 

  1. Make sure it has a strong batter power.

In case you are not quite a fan of mechanical watches and would love to venture into other watch types for your travel needs, you have to greatly consider the battery power and capacity of the watch. Digital watches are also ideal for traveling. The longer the watch can hold its power, say 20 days or more without shutting down, that would be a perfect choice. Li-ion can safely support many automatic watches as well for many days.

  1. Check the functions and features if they meet your needs.

We already know that many watch buyers consider visuals (details and design) first, but next in line must be knowing if the timepiece can cater to your needs. It is true that many consider form before function, but it should not be the case.

When looking for the perfect watch companion, consider your requirements too. Do you need a watch that tells you an auto-warning alarm about your workout pace? Do you need a watch that can monitor your heart rate and oxygen levels? How about the altimeter which is a necessity for climbing? Is there a GPS signal for automatic time adjustment? Is it water-resistant or water-proof only?

There are so many things you have to take into consideration to ensure that you get the best features to support your travel needs.

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