Watch Water Resistance Explained

VOELEN Team

Water resistance (also known as "ATM rating") is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a watch. Watches are equipped with a water protection mechanism to prevent water from reaching delicate parts of the watch's body. The level of water resistance will vary from one watch to the next, but there is some standardization.  The ATM water resistance unit is used to measure such ratings. ATM is an acronym for "atmospheres." One ATM unit represents atmospheric pressure at sea level. People often misunderstand these "ATM" numbers and purchase watches that are not water-resistant.   An ATM Example...

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Features of a Quality Watch

VOELEN Team

What are the features of a quality watch? With so many watch brands out there, it can be tough to find a quality watch, especially at affordable price points. The components of a quality watch can be broken down into the case material, the type of glass used, water resistance, the type of movement, and the band material. Case Material At a minimum, a quality watch is made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is more resistant to moisture than regular steel (hence the "stainless" name). Another benefit of stainless steel is that it is less likely to cause skin irritation...

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What is an Automatic Watch?

VOELEN Team

At Voelen, we focus on mechanical, automatic movement watches.   So, what is an automatic watch? An automatic watch is a mechanical watch with an internal mechanism that converts the wearer's movement into the energy needed to power the watch. Automatic watches are more complex and more expensive to produce.   How can you distinguish between an automatic watch and a cheaper quartz watch? An easy way to spot the difference between automatic watches and quartz watches is to look at the movement of the second hand. A quartz watch's second hand will "tick," while the more expensive automatic watch's...

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Voelen Watches is now Voelen.com!

VOELEN Team

Voelen has a new team as of November 15, 2021! As part of the rebranding and new look, VoelenWatches.com moves to Voelen.com.Moving forward, the team at Voelen will focus on automatic watches. A mechanical-only watch focus will enable us to bring out new designs that embody minimalism, creative design, and affordable luxury. In addition to new watch designs, we are also hard at work adding additional strap designs, leather goods, and other luxury items to the Voelen line, manufactured both in the USA and abroad.Our mission is to create affordable luxury fashion items that just feel right.Welcome to Voelen.com. Thanks for...

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