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Too Big Too Small Too Concerned | VARIO

Too Big Too Small Too Concerned | VARIO

Any of us watched crazed people would have come across this idea before. Whether seeing someone ask about the sizing of their watch, asking about the sizing of your own watch, or disregarding a watch based of size. And to me, there is so much more to the story than too big or too small. Some watches are built for a function, some wear larger on the wrist than others, and in the end why worry about size? A common determinant of size is the purpose of the watch. Dress watches are historically smaller and would be acceptable in the...

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Watch Collecting on A Moderate Budget | VARIO

Watch Collecting on A Moderate Budget | VARIO

So, you’re a watch lover that would like to own a collection of beautiful timepieces while maintaining a moderate budget. The only problem is that you’ve had a look around, and it seems like most of the watches that have caught your eye are a little pricier than you’re comfortable with. What do you do now? Watch collecting is certainly not as affordable a hobby as collecting stamps or bottle caps. But whether you’re a fan of the engineering that goes into the different kinds of watches, or you simply love the feel of a nice watch on your wrist,...

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Why owning more than one strap is a good idea | VARIO

Why owning more than one strap is a good idea | VARIO

Watch straps are the watch accessory I see as a must have. A simple change of strap can completely change the look of a watch. Make a dressy watch casual, causal watch dressy, make some accents on a watch pop, better match your clothing, make the watch more comfortable, or just breathe new life into an old watch. Vario Eclipse dress watch with leather strap A good reason to change the strap that your watch came with is most of the time those straps aren’t very high quality. If it’s leather it will usually be pretty stiff and hard to...

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Why it is Okay to own a Quartz watch | VARIO

Why it is Okay to own a Quartz watch | VARIO

A watch is a timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person. It is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the person's activities. So sure, we’d rather go mechanical for us watch lovers but to overlook quartz watches is to overlook unique performance in some pretty cool purpose-built timepieces. While modern horology is all about insane complications these days, even basic mechanicals are lots of fun when we get to peek under the hood. It’s part of why watches fascinate us. But quartz watches? They give one the feeling of an absolute black box: no clue...

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Advice for picking the right watch strap | VARIO

Advice for picking the right watch strap | VARIO

A watch strap is a bracelet that holds a wristwatch in place on the wrist. Also called watch bands, while these straps may be from leather, rubber, fabric, or durable metals like stainless steel, it can also be a combination of different materials. Watch bands are not just functional, but fashionable, as they come in a wide range of designs and styles that allow the wearer to show off their personality or show off their status by choosing bands made of high-grade leather and other expensive materials. Ideally, a good strap is an essential companion to a deserving watch but...

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