Rigby Jewellers carry a varied selection of affordable watch brands, including Seiko, Rotary and Accurist, with a range of features, from a straight forward analogue gold plated watch on a leather strap to a radio controlled Seiko Astron with a Titanium case and ceramic bracelet.
Initially all watches were mechanical and relied on being wound up by hand, however watches these days are driven in a number of different ways - by movement of the wearers wrist eg automatic movements or kinetic movements. The latest watches are powered by light and never need a battery whilst still achieving the accuracy of traditional quartz timepieces. Examples of these are the Seiko Solar and Citizen Eco-Drive.
The features provided by a watch impact on the size of the case. An ultra slim movement with just 2 hands allows for a thin dress watch. Additional characteristics such as a chronograph, calendar or water resistance make for a heavier sports design. The bracelet can be made from a number of materials including stainless steel or rubber.