The best watches and smartwatches at a glance

Clocks have long been more than just timepieces. Wristwatches are worn as decorative accessories on men's or women's wrists, wall clocks are used for the design of offices or living rooms and radio alarm clocks are a decorative tool that is placed on the hotel bedside table.

Personally, I fought against a watch on my wrist for a long time because it bothered me to have something on my arm. I now have the Apple Watch on my wrist, because the wide range of functions has convinced me that the watch is a practical addition to the iPhone.

Wristwatches are definitely not just functional items, but are worn as pieces of jewelry (Image from fancycrave1 / Pixabay).

Wristwatches are definitely not just functional items, but are worn as pieces of jewelry (Image from fancycrave1 / Pixabay).

Big watch brands ensure quality

There are now many Asian brands on the watch market that want to assert themselves against the established brands with good prices. Unfortunately, however, the quality is not always so high that it can be traded as a recommendation.

If you want to be on the safe side, you can choose brands such as Seiko, Casio, Oris, Tissot, Certina, Bering, Fossil, Michael Kors or similar. They have been offering their customers high-quality wristwatches for women and men for decades.

Different types of clocks for different applications

Wristwatches, wall clocks and alarm clocks are by no means the only types of clock that can be found. When it comes to wristwatches alone, there are sporty watches with chronographs, automatic watches that do not need to be changed, radio-controlled watches or sports watches for mountaineers, divers or runners.

With the Apple Watch on your wrist you have access to messages, e-mails, contacts, calendar entries and much more (Photo: Image from Free-Photos / Pixabay).

With the Apple Watch on your wrist you have access to messages, e-mails, contacts, calendar entries and much more (Photo: Image from Free-Photos / Pixabay).

If you want to connect your watch to your smartphone, you can use a smartwatch from Apple, Garmin, Fossil Q, Samsung or Casio. This not only gives you access to your messages and emails, but can usually also listen to music with the watch - if you have the right Bluetooth headphones with you.

Watch brands and models

Special watches - special properties

Sometimes you are looking for a watch that combines one or more properties. To make the search a little easier, here are a few subpages that specifically deal with these watch searches: