1. Chronographs

The most basic wristwatch can only tell you the time. However, several modern watches already come with additional features called “complications.” Timepiece complications include moon phases, power reserve indicators, alarms and moon phases. Then, there is the chronograph which is an independent, separate time system. Almost all chronographs are composed of 3 small dials within the watch’s dial.

2. Hand Size

Watch sizing is one of the most important aspects to focus on when buying a watch. How proportioned is your watch to your wrist and hand? If it’s a lot bigger compared to your wrist, it wouldn’t look good. If it’s too small, it will look feminine on you. Just remember that you will need a timepiece that is around 44mm to 46mm wide.

3. Watch Movement

A watch movement plays a big role on how a timepiece works and keeps time. There are various kinds of watch movements, but in general, it only falls in two categories–quartz and mechanical.

a. Mechanical Movement

For several collectors and enthusiasts, mechanical movement represents appreciation of history, craftsmanship, refinement and tradition.


  • Has character
  • No need for batteries
  • Smooth movement


  • Expensive
  • Requires plenty of winding
  • Sensitive to tons of environmental factors
  • Not accurate

b. Quartz

There are tons of men’s watches in Malaysia today, and the most affordable ones are created using quartz movement. Instead of a wound mainspring, this movement is powered by a little battery. Since it is powered by a battery, and is has few moving parts, they are a lot more accurate. Moreover, it can withstand more elements compared to a mechanical one.


  • Very durable
  • Very affordable
  • Highly accurate
  • Lesser maintenance


  • Staggered movement
  • Lacks the character and charm of mechanical timepieces.