Watch Buyers Guide: Choose your Water Resistant Watch
As well as thinking about cost, style and how the watch will be used, you also have a range of movements to choose from. The movement is the mechanism that powers the watch and controls the hands.
There are basically two kinds of movement; mechanical and electronic.
Mechanical: Essentially, clock-work, with moving parts and either wind up or automatic movements.
Electronic: movements mostly feature no moving parts and are battery or motion driven.
As a rule of thumb mechanical watches tend to be in the medium to high price range, whilst electronic watches cover all price ranges.