Titanium Watches. The Rise Of The “Space Age” Titanium Watch Case

Titanium is a metal and the chemical element (Ti) sometimes referred to as a “space age” metal. The advantages of Titanium is that it is strong, low density and resistant to corrosion. This makes Titanium a popular material for crafting watches that are designed to be used in sea-water environments such as certified Titanium dive watch.

Initially, making a watch out of titanium was not easy. The International Watch Company (IWC) were the first to refine the process of producing polished titanium that could be crafted into a practical watch case. IWC were the first to release a watch made entirely out of titanium, this product initially sold for $1300, but considering the revolutionary process at the time this was considered a bargain.

The trend would catch on and today every major watch maker has at least one titanium chronograph watch in their lines, although Citizen titanium watches are the most abundant, making up a large proportion of Citizen’s sports and diving analog timepieces.

Winding and Powering Mechanisms

The automatic titanium watch is a particularly interesting choice, the watch uses the kinetic movement of the wearer to wind itself, and so does away with the need for batteries or to wind the watch on a frequent basis. A kinetic titanium watch of this sort may be slightly less accurate than a Quarts watch, but not dramatically so. Another recent trend is that has – in particular been strongly adopted by the Citizen watch company is light-powered watches, that use solar power to recharge the battery and so vastly extend the life cycle of the watch.

Atomic Titanium Watch

Another interesting feature is the ability to link up with radio towers and synchronize the watch’s time. Atomic Titanium watches do just that. With one of these numbers you never need to worry about your watch losing the correct time.

Some would say that the wide popularity of the titanium wrist watch was inevitable. But lets summarize what makes using Titanium as a material so advantageous:

Strength

Titanium is actually stronger than steel. 30 times stronger in fact. Watchmakers were naturally drawn to a material like titanium that was tougher than steel. Titanium is more commonly seen in aeroplanes and in the aerospace industry. Titanium is a natural choice for watches that must be robust such as deep-sea diving watches.

Comfort

Titanium watches are exceptionally comfortable. It is a comforting factor that titanium is so light, especially when you consider Men’s sports watches that tend to be naturally large and bulky. Titanium is actually 50% lighter than steel and it is immediately noticable.

Hypoallergenic Properties

For those who suffer allergies, titanium has the property of being hypoallergenic. It contains no nickle meaning it will not cause any problems which only serves to increase the comfort of one of these timepieces.

Resistant To Corrosion

When exposed to the atmosphere, titanium forms a tight oxide film. This serves to protect it against corrosion – a problem suffered by other metals such as steel. The resistance to rust makes titanium an excellent choice for sports watches that are designed to be used in and around salt water environments.

And It Looks Great!

While noted for being durable and exceptionally rugged, titanium watches usually look great, serving as both good-looking timepieces for sports and outdoors as well as in more formal dressier occasions like out on the town or a formal business occasion.

Buying Titanium Watches

There are many great watches make out of titanium to choose from. While it would take weeks to list all of them, we present here a few titanium watches, designed for both men and women, that are exceptionally popular.

Here are some popular mens titanium watches. Due to the rugged, strength and lightness of titanium meter men who are inclined to live a physical lifestyle are naturally attracted to a great mens titanium watch. Here are a few examples:

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An elegant looking Skagen Titanium Watch
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Citizen Men’s Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Titanium Watch
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Seiko Men’s Chronograph Black Ion Watch
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Seiko Men’s Kinetic Black Ion Watch
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Timex Unisex Ironman 750-Lap Titanium Resin Strap Watch
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Tissot Men’s T-Touch Polished Titanium Watch

The increased comfort as a result of the lighter titanium metal, make it a popular material for ladies watches. A ladies titanium watch is usually both as elegant and attractive as it is a comfortable feel on the wrist. Here are a few popular titanium ladies watches to browse through:

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Seiko Ion Women’s Black Titanium Watch
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Women’s Fossil Titanium Watch ES1929
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Skagen Women’s Titanium Mesh

The benefits of titanium means that crafting a watch out of titanium an attractive choice for watchmakers and has indeed led to the increased popularity of titanium watches over the last few decades. Due to their lighter, stronger and more durable properties, you can rest assured that your titanium watch will both stand the test of time and hold up to the most rigorous lifestyle you can throw at it.