Watches are small, portable clocks that display the current time.
They may be worn on the wrist or hung from a watch clip. While
water-resistant watches, waterproof dive watches, and stopwatches have
been around for more than 70 years, it has been only during the last 50
years that these features have been combined into a single wristwatch,
giving rise to a whole new watch category — the sport watch.
Rather than being high fashion, dress watches, these sport watches are
often designed for ruggedness and casual comfort.
Instead of having bands of metal or leather, sport watches generally have
bands fashioned from man-made materials, such as nylon or plastic, which
resist sweat, water, and the elements. These watches are often
designed to be shock-resistant, so that they can take a lot of punishment
without breaking. In the past, athletes removed their watches before
participating in their sport, but with the availability of sport watches,
athletes can now exercise and keep track of the time!
Sport watches may also offer specialized functions tailored to individual
sports. For example, a sport watch may include stopwatch and alarm
features for timing races, or it may be waterproof to a specified depth
for diving use. Watches designed for fitness activities may feature
heart rate monitors, and hiking watches may offer compasses, altimeters,
and backlit displays. Some newer sport watches contain GPS units, a
good safety feature for outdoorsmen. Many golf watches are designed
to be hung with a clip from the golfer's belt or golf bag rather than worn
on a wrist.
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Whatever your sport or outdoor activity, there is probably a sport watch designed
to fit your needs.
The informative references on SportWatches.us enable you to learn about the watchmaking
industry and research a broad range of sport watches offered by watch manufacturers
and specialty watchmakers.
Sport Watch Manufacturers
- Swiss Army
Supplier of active, classic, professional, and pocket watches.
Offers a broad selection of watch styles for every taste and occasion.
- Kobold Watch
This Pittsburgh-based watchmaker offers aviation watches as well as chronographs and diving watches.
- TAG Heuer - Swiss Watches
This leading watchmaker features a wide range of watches and chronographs.
Manufactures quality Swiss sports watches and dress watches for men and women.
- Seiko USA
This well-known watchmaker offers precision watches and high-tech timepieces.
- Citizen Watch
One of the world's largest watchmakers features an extensive line of popular price watches.
- Timex Watches
Find a great selection of fashion, sports, outdoors, and youth watches.
- Swatch Sport Watches
Offers fashionable sport watches with a youthful emphasis.
This consumer electronics firm features an extensive selection of popularly-priced sports watches and electronic watches.
Features an extensive line of fashion watches, accessories, and apparel.
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