Tic Watches

04/10/2019

Why Watches Have Quartz

Quartz is the main component of the majority of watches and clocks. Most people don’t give a second’s thought that the watch they are wearing contains it. Here we look into why it’s used, and its importance in producing the most reliable form of timekeeping. What is Quartz? Quartz is a mineral compound made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. It exists in two forms, but there are several different varieties. It is one of the most abundant minerals found on Earth and so because of this humankind has found... Read More

03/10/2019

Why Watches are Traditionally Worn on the Left Wrist

Watches are worn on either arm, but they are traditionally worn on the left wrist. Usually there is no second thought as to where it is placed. Have you ever thought why this is? The reason for this dates back to over a century ago. Here we delve into why and how this tradition established into common fashion in today’s age. A Logical and Practical Reason The idea of this tradition goes back to the early 20th century. Womens watches were generally more common as men found them impractical, and... Read More

01/10/2019

Can you beat these brain teasers?

Fancy yourself as a puzzle expert? We’ve created five brainteasers for you to try your hand at that are completely baffling the internet! One in three (35%) of those who tried their hand at the puzzles were unable to solve any of them, but can you do better? All you have to do is guess what the next number in the sequence should be. It’s not as easy as it looks!

27/09/2019

What Watches Can Go Up in Value?

In a similar fashion to brand-new cars, brand-new watches tend to decrease in value. This is one of the reasons that many people choose to buy pre-owned watches for their collections. Nevertheless, there are some watches that can actually go up in value over time. These are typically those that have been produced in limited numbers or else are older watches no longer being made. But what watches are most likely to go up in value? Moreover, what factors contribute to the value of a watch and its subsequent increase... Read More

10 useful things you could be doing instead of looking at your phone

Brits spend over four hours on their phone every day on average, adding up to a whopping 1,522 hours a year or 63 days, including over an hour a day online shopping. To put this into context, we’ve looked at 10 aspirational new skills or useful tasks and how long it typically takes to complete them, showing that by putting your phone away a little more, you can open yourself up to a huge range of new achievements and experiences. Learn a new language  The US Foreign Service Institute estimate... Read More

20/08/2019

How to clean your smartwatch

Whether you wear Garmin smartwatches every day, or just during exercise, one thing is for certain, we don’t clean them as much as we wash our hands. Unfortunately, many smartwatches are not waterproof, so avoiding any contact with water when we’re wearing them could be the main reason for a build-up of bacteria. A quarter (24%) of us confess to never cleaning our watch and one in five clean their watch less than every six months (21%). If you’re wearing a smartwatch every day, you should try and clean the... Read More

23/07/2019

How to Spot a Fake Designer Product

Knock off fashion is said to be a $600bn (£480bn) global industry, whilst new research shows nearly half of British people (46%) would buy a designer fake. People buy fake goods for different reasons. Sometimes it can be just for fun when a product is clearly not real. However it’s clearly an issue when people think they’re getting the real thing and they’re not. It’s not always easy to spot if a designer item is fake. Here are five things you should look for to make sure you don’t get... Read More

19/06/2019

How to REALLY clean your watch

Watches are part of our everyday attire, but how often should they be cleaned, and how much bacteria could they be harbouring? We have done research into just how dirty watches can be, swabbing ten different types of watches, testing for aerobic bacteria, yeast and mould to find out how much of a hotspot they are for germs. We discovered watches are THREE TIMES dirtier than a toilet seat and flush handle (scroll down for the results). A quarter (24%) of us confess to never cleaning our watch and one... Read More

25/05/2019

Competition

Britain loves a designer knock off, but whilst some of these fakes are easily mistakable for the real deal, others are… less impressive. The Competition has now ended sorry! However please feel free to browse our range of exceptional quality designer watches, we specialise in mens watches but also stock womens watches. Top sellers: Michael Kors Watch Garmin Watches