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Dutch quality: Van Speyk watches

Posted on 22 May 2019 at 10:09 AM

In our blog we often write about appealing watch brands and watch winder brands. Brands that we would like to share with you as a customer. Some brands are extra special because of the price/quality, design or origin. A good example is the Dutch watch brand Van Speyk.

If you are looking for a high-quality and reliable men's watch for a great price, then the young but promising Van Speyk watch brand is worth considering. The Dutch brand was created by a partnership of entrepreneurs who wanted to offer watches that they did not find among the existing watch brands. With a watch from Van Speyk you wear a really nice watch of good quality in a stylish design, without having to pay too much. The brand is therefore known for its good price/quality ratio. Van Speyk is able to achieve this because men's watches are produced in the Netherlands and can therefore closely monitor quality and the finish level.

Van Speyk Dutch Diver watch

The name of the brand brings back a piece of Dutch history. Lieutenant Jan Carel Josephus van Speyk has been seen as a national hero since 1831 when he decides to blow up his own ship to prevent him from having to surrender. He was investigating a shipload in Antwerp and being attacked by a group of insurgents. He died an honorable death this day. For those who love a watch with a story, a Van Speyk watch is definitely a great choice.

Every Van Speyk watch is equipped with a high-quality automatic or quartz movement, sapphire glass and a glass bottom that allows you to keep an eye on the movement. Perfect for the true enthusiast of the watchmaker's craft and the technology behind the watch.

We hope that more Dutch watch brands will come because the Dutch are creative and have a good trading spirit. After all, as a Dutch what is nicer to wear a Dutch watch on your wrist ?!

Mens watches at BensonTrade

Posted on 6 May 2019 at 3:16 PM

Where a men's watch used to function mainly as a indicator of "time", nowadays the watch has various other functions. Depending on the man who wears the watch, a watch can, for example serve as a status symbol, as an accessory to an outfit or as a tool for various sports. Purely observing time is no longer the only function of a men's watch. Nowadays people can also read the time from a mobile phone, clock in the office, in the car or in public transport. Yet a watch for men is still an important piece of jewelry.

Depending on the task the watch receives from the wearer, a man will choose a watch with high end technology such as the "Swiss made" watches or, on the contrary a cheaper one with for example Japanese quartz technology. When the watch mainly serves as a status symbol, a man will be happy to show himself with a luxury watch from a brand with name. For example from Tag Heuer, Breitling or Rolex. Even if the man in question is a collector, there is a good chance that he will go for watches of recognized quality. The average watch collector will generally collect automatic watches, since the profession of the authentic watch making is interwoven. The technology and expertise behind this is often what attracts the collector. Here comes also the love for the watch winder, as the ultimate watch accessory. A watch winder should certainly not be missing in the collection of a true enthusiast of automatic watches. Yet there are of course plenty of collectors who include both mechanical and beautiful quartz (watch with battery) watches in their collection. Because many interesting and special models can also be found in the field of quartz watches.

When a man chooses a watch mainly to combine with his outfit, this can of course also be a nice quartz watch. The trendy man who is consciously working on this will probably not immediately go for a very cheap watch. This man too, could opt for multiple watches, fitting with different outfits. The sportsman will want to go for quality and look at the functions of the watch such as water resistance, accuracy and durability. In addition, it is often important for the sporty man that the watch can take a beating. A quartz watch is then preferred because it is less sensitive than an automatic watch. Apart from that, this type of watch is often lighter in weight and therefore more comfortable to wear. A quartz watch also displays time more accurately than an automatic watch, which is of course very important in sports. In short, the choice of a watch depends on the different men and their taste, the function of the watch and of course the budget of the person who buys the watch.

Our most important advice is "follow your guts and choose a watch of your own taste".

How do you choose the best watch winder?

Posted on 18 April 2019 at 3:40 PM

If you are a fan of automatic watches, you naturally want to enjoy your watch collection for as long as possible. It is also important that the watches keep running accurately. Since you do not always wear your watches, the mechanism must be provided with energy by motion in a different way. A watch winder is an indispensable accessory. A watch winder is not only very useful, but it is also a beautiful sight when the automatic watches rotate.

A true collector wants the best for his automatic watches. A good watch winder provides the right energy and oil supply within the movement, and protects against wear and damage. In addition, how it looks is also important. We see a lot of creativity in design, diverse use of materials and even influences from for example art. A carefully selected watch winder can also become an eye-catcher in your interior and at the same time a valuable addition to your watch collection. If you are looking for the right watch winder that fits your needs, then go for quality. It certainly wise to go to an expert to purchase a good watch winder. Forget cheap watch winders from for example Ebay and Amazon. In this case, cheap can quickly lead to an expensive purchase. Good advice and the right information is worth a lot.

In addition, the country of origin is important to pay attention to. For example, there is a choice of watch winders with Japanese motors (excellent price/quality ratio), German motors (excellent technology) and Swiss motors (best on the market). There are differences between the motors especially in terms of durability and sound level. Therefore do not choose a watch winder with a Chinese motor. In addition, the best choice is a functional watch winder, which has many functions and therefore many options for winding the watch. Think of adjustable direction of rotation and various steps in terms of number of revolutions per day (TPD: turns per day).

The capacity of the watch winder that you choose must be appropriate for the number of watches in your collection. There is a choice of watch winders for one watch, but also for fifteen watches, for example. The noise level of the motor of the watch winder is also very important, the quieter the better. Consider your personal living situation; where do you place the watch winder? Go for a watch winder made from durable materials of good quality. Buy from an expert, who will offer you a clear year warranty. This way you can enjoy your purchase for a long time!

Interesting blog about mechanical watches

Posted on 6 April 2019 at 1:04 PM

We write blogs about watch related things such as technology, innovations, and accessories such as watch winders and watch boxes. However, there are also many other websites that write interesting articles about watches. We recently read a nice blog article that we would like to share. You can only get wiser from it ... right ?!

Read here the blog article about the accuracy of automatic watches (English text).

How to find the ideal pilot watch?

Posted on 1 April 2019 at 7:06 PM

One of the most popular types of watches are pilot watches. Simply because pilot watches appeal to the imagination. Almost every little boy wants to become a pilot because flying stands for beautiful technology, freedom and traveling around the world. In addition, pilots have played an important role with their aircraft in various wars in which they made the difference. Traditionally pilots wear watches that are easy to read because the time aspect is of enormous importance for a pilot. Readability is of course also important in the dark, so that pilot watches have a special lume at the dial, which makes the index easier to see.

Fortis Dornier watch

Nowadays, pilot watches are mainly worn because they look good and have a sporty character. Many well-known watch brands such as Breitling, Omega, Laco and Fortis have identified themselves with aviation, which brought many pilot watches to the market, from very exclusive to very affordable.

A good pilot's watch is not too small, is easy to read (also due to good lume on the dial) and has a GMT function with which you can set and see a second time. In addition to the aforementioned watch brands, Damasko from Germany is also a very good brand that makes beautiful pilot watches. In addition, you get a lot of quality for your money at Damasko.

In addition to the aforementioned characteristics, a pilot watch must also wear comfortable. The stainless steel or leather strap should fit well on the wrist and give a comfortable feeling. Choosing a good pilot watch is not easy, there is a lot to choose from and there are many different choices to make in terms of color, materials and functions. You don't just buy a pilot's watch, a process precedes it. The process of an important choice. Follow your own feeling and taste. It is also better to spend a little more money on a fantastic pilot's watch than to save and be bored of the watch after weeks or months. If you choose quality, then you will certainly end up with watch brands such as Fortis, Laco, Damasko or RSC. View our pilot watch collection and compare the different brands and watches. You will certainly find the ideal pilot watch for you.