The debate over Silver vs Gold has been going for ages. It’s time to decide which one is better based on durability, cost and color, and maintenance.  If you already know which base metal you prefer, then, by all means, go with that. But if you’re still on the fence and aren’t sure which is better, gold or silver, then this blog post is for you!


If you’re like most watch buyers, you probably are looking for something that can withstand travel, camping trips, and most definitely water. Though Gold is stronger than Silver, it’s important to note that its hardness depends on its purity level (aka, karats). Typically, when Silver is used in any type of accessory item, (e.g. watch, jewelry) it is more susceptible to scratches and it can bend due to wear and tear than gold. This is because it is mixed with alloys. One the other hand, Gold is typically less likely to be mixed with alloys, so it is stronger and more durable. 

When it comes to price, silver is certainly one of the most affordable metals available today. That’s one of the reasons why it’s such a popular choice for costume jewelry. It’s certainly a good choice if you are trying to stay within a small budget. However, white gold which is mixed with nickel, palladium and silver, can be a good alternative to higher-priced metals like platinum. This would be a great option for if you want a watch that looks timeless and modern.

Moving on, it’s important to remember the difference in hue that Gold and Silver have. Gold usually has a yellowish hue and Silver has a grayish hue. Therefore, people with a warmer skin tone may look better with a gold watch and people with a cool skin tone may look better with a silver watch.  

As with any other type of watch, both gold and silver jewelry call for extra care and maintenance. Both of these metals need to be deep cleaned every once in a while, and they need to be wiped down with a cloth to ensure the watches still glisten. 

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