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The best dive watches in a row

Posted on 23 June 2018 at 7:47 PM

Choosing a good dive watch is not easy. There are so many brands, models and different prices. What do you have to pay attention to when you want to purchase a dive watch?

Our tips at a glance:

1) Determine which functionalities you find important. Would you like to swim, snorkel or dive with the watch? Or would you like to wear a diving watch because you like the design? When you are active and want to dive at a large(er) depth we recommend a watch with a water resistance of at least 300 meters / 30 ATM. This is enough to easily take the watch to great depths. Also make sure that it gives good light in the dark, otherwise it is difficult to see the time in the water. As a final tip we would like to say that a rotatable bezel (ring) is important so you can measure exactly how much oxygen you have left in your tank/bottle.

Davosa dive watch

2) Determine your budget for the dive watch. There are dive watches in different price ranges. From cheap to extremely expensive. The price can affect the quality, so always pay attention to the type of movement, the brand of the movement, the materials, functions and finish. There are several good dive watches on the market for modest amounts, think of Van Speyk, Davosa and NauticFish. When you look in a slightly higher segment than are interesting watch brands Damasko, Glycine and Fortis.

3) Determine what you like. A watch is increasingly becoming a jewel instead of a timekeeper. It is a shame when you are loosing interest in the looks of the watch within a year. Look at what you think is beautiful now, but what you still like in 5 years. Timeless design is an important concept here. Damasko is a brand that is very strong in this. Contemporary, timeless and qualitatively very strong.

Damasko dive watches

4) Buy the watch at a good shop that gives clear information and has enough choice to compare. Dive watches are not cheap and you can only spend the money once. Therefore choose a shop that has expertise and offers a clear guarantee. You better e-mail or call too many times to ask questions than to be disappointed later. BensonTrade is official dealer of all her watch brands and we have mentioned several brands of dive watches in this article. Each and every one of them is 100% in terms of quality, functionality and design. Although this last aspect is of course taste sensitive.

Good luck with your choice for a beautiful dive watch!

The perfect German watch

Posted on 13 April 2018 at 8:58 AM

Quality is very important when you're looking for a new watch. After all, you want the watch to last for years and to function as it should. In that case you will soon end up with a German or Swiss watch. Swiss watches are generally more well known and therefore more expensive. In Germany there are several watch brands active that combine quality with a very interesting price. Brands such as Junkers, Zeppelin, Davosa and Elysee. Perhaps watch brands that you have never heard of but brands that make very nice watches. Junkers, for example, produces watches with an appealing design based on aviation, just like Zeppelin. Davosa has a very large collection from sporty to classic and from quartz to mechanical. Elysee has mainly classic watches that are stylish and elegant. For each brand it is important that the price must be affordable for the consumer. As official dealer of these brands we have more than 8 years experience with their watches and aftersales.

Junkers Bauhaus watch

If you do not have a budget for a Swiss watch then a German watch is a great alternative. Qualitatively they are certainly comparable, but the price is much more favorable. View our collections of Swiss and German watches so that you can see the differences yourself, not only in terms of brand name but also price.

Some background information about Damasko watches

Posted on 7 October 2011 at 12:35 PM

 The Damasko watch company designs and manufactures mechanical wristwatches since 1994. According to their philosophy it has always been the major goal to construct a watch with superior technical characteristics which should represent the highest standard.

During long years of extensive research several dozens of patents have been granted and Damasko feel proud that their watches, now represent a superior technical standard which is hardly to be found in the watch industry. With the main emphasis on the chronograph case and its operating elements Damasko has taken every substantial part of the watch and Damasko has found new ways of improving their performance with special regard to longevity.

After Damasko has changed dozens of elements of the mechanical wristwatch and tested and patented over twenty new super-hard alloys for the case and its components, the Damasko watches now represent a technical standard which truly sets our products apart when compared to any optically related watches. This becomes clearly visible under harsh conditions. The Damasko watches won’t fail you. And that’s a promise.

Damasko thinks that their watches should ‘speak’ for themselves. BensonTrade is official dealer of Damasko watches.

Glycine Incursore Big Date - simple and elegant!

Posted on 26 September 2011 at 10:56 AM

Glycine Incursore watches – pure quality

 Glycine's Incursore family is also expanding. Following the launch of the popular base line last autumn, it is now the turn of the Incursore Big Date. The simplicity, functionality and delicate
intricacy of this new model does its family credit. The Incursore Big Date concentrates on the essentials – nothing is too much. For example, a lot of space has been allocated to the unusually large date display. Everything revolves around the date.

Design and finishing

The delicacy of this noble representative of the Incursore line is further enhanced by the conically designed and finely satinated case and the domed sapphire glass. This ensures that the 44-mm diameter watch sits perfectly on the wrist. The glass back allows a clear view of the Big Date ETA 2896 movement. The Incursore Big Date is available for purchase in three dial versions: black, blue and taupe.

Benson Watchwinders, new models and interesting prices

Posted on 27 July 2011 at 8:34 PM
 The new serie Benson Watchwinders does offer a high level of comfort, technique and durability. All new Benson Watchwinders are powered by a Japanese motor which can wind up all automatisch watches without any problem. Thereby all models are extremely quiet and using a minimum of energy. The new Benson Watchwinder B3 for example has Japanese motors, LED lights and and LCD display for settings. The bigger models B4 and B6 do have a carbon style and strong and silent Japanese motors. These new Benson Watchwinders are perfect for heavy watches like Breitling, IWC or Panarai. Interested? Take a look at our current collection. We do ship worldwide.