Men's Watches

Do You Know What Your Watch is Made From?



Just like the title suggest, I pose a question for all our readers and watch enthusiasts around. This is one of the requirements before going out and buying a watch, and most manufacturers will often tell you the type. However, most watch salesmen will not tell you more, than what is the type of material. Why is stainless steel better? What about titanium? Is gold the most expensive material for watches? They will never tell you that. However, we at will help to break the different materials down. Therefore, the real question is, do you know what your watch is made from? If you answered yes, then good. If no, then take a look at our post below.


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Here we will list out the different types of watch materials that are commonly used for watches. While it is true that at one point in time, gold is a very popular material, nowadays material becomes lighter and affordable. Therefore, please take a look at our common materials for watches.


  • Stainless Steel
  • Ceramic
  • Titanium

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  • Carbon Fiber
  • Yellow Gold
  • White Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Silicone Rubber/ Plastic
  • Wood


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These are some of the most common materials used for watches. There are also certain non-common materials that were also used for watches. For example, we have precious metals like platinum, silver, bronze, palladium and  etc. There are also certain manufacturers who managed to create their own metal alloys. One such manufacturer created the Alloy Linde Wederlin (ALW), a specialized metal alloy.




Most people will be very familiar with stainless steel or gold alloys (Yellow, White, and Rose). However, not many people are familiar with materials like titanium, ceramic, carbon fiber and etc. Nevertheless, we at will break each material down to the core and explain the advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, there is no such thing as one material which is better than the other. It all depends on the design and the functionality of the watch.


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