A carefully thought out fusion of sport and style, an unsurpassed obsession with detail, and a mantra of team designed, custom-built accessories for a life well lived. Meet Nixon, the American watch company (now crafting everything from headphones to apparel), creating rock-star ready timepieces to face the world- the big show, surfing (tide rhythms are programmed until 2023) or any hostile takeover. With a collection precisely constructed from stainless steel, silicone, leather and more, the brand’s irreverent vibe comes only from attitude. These products are perfectly executed, ultra wearable and enduring- so long as there are oceans and men who want to conquer them.
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Watches are complex little machines, but are built on some simple techniques. The movement is literally the heart of the watch and what keeps it ticking. There are two types of movements used in Nixon watches:
Automatic Analog: An automatic (aka “mechanical”) movement is considered an analog movement, but unlike a quartz analog, it never needs a battery. But how can that be? Well, for starters, it winds itself through the motion of your wrist. Keep in mind, if you take off your automatic watch for a few days it will lose power, but you just need to move it a bit to get it going again.
Quartz Analog: Powered by a battery and regulated by the oscillations, or “heartbeat” of a quartz crystal, the quartz analog is the most accurate type of movement.
*From there, Nixon uses two types of display/dial type: analog (Analog refers typically to how the time is displayed – by the use of hands – watch hands on a dial = analog) and digital (if it looks like your alarm clock, it’s digital).
- DIAL: Registers and displays the time. Communicates the information the watch contains. It does this with numbers and/or indices and hands.
- BEZEL: The area around the crystal. Some models, like The 48-20 shown here, have a rotating bezel with numbers that can be used as a timer.
- BAND: Keeps the watch on the wrist.
- CROWN: Controls the hands. Gasketed or screw down.
- MOVEMENT: Does the time keeping. It is the engine that drives the time and is typically not visible.
- PUSHER: Button used to activate secondary watch functions.
- DATE WINDOW: Small window revealing date.
- SUBDIAL: Smaller dial found on the main dial. Contains secondary info such as date, stop watch, 24 HR time, etc.
- CASE: Main component houses the dial and movement.
- CRYSTAL: Hard surface that covers the dial of the watch. It can often look like glass to the naked eye, but is much stronger than glass.
- Caseback – Nixon: Who we are! – Caseback Saying: Each model has a unique caseback saying that helps set it apart. It’s our way of personalizing each watch. The caseback saying in the example in photo 1 above is “The hunt continues.” – Model: The name of the specific watch model. The model name in the example in photo 1 above is “The Rover Chrono.” – Product Specs: Lists the case pressure rating and material, as well as the movement details. – Production Date Code: This number/letter combination indicates when each individual watch was produced.
- Patented locking looper: Keeps any excess band tightened down and won’t come undone while you shred. This detail is exclusive to Nixon.
- Clasp: Keeps the band secure. Can be adjusted to fit most wrists.
Nixon offers a limited warranty of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years after original purchase from an authorized Nixon dealer. Learn more in-store.