Watch photography is a little bit more difficult in comparison to product photography in general. This is because of the shiny finish of the watch cases and the shape of them, you will see every tiny piece of dust, dirt of fingerprint on the case. Besides that you will have reflections in your watch case if you’re not using a reflective screen or reflector. It is hard to prevent that, but in our watch photography tutorial there are some tips and tricks for it.
Next to the (polished) watch case which has a shiny or matte finish a watch also has a crystal which is made from plexiglas on vintage watches or mineral crystals. In probably most ‘new’ or recent watches you will find sapphire crystals. All of these have different characteristics which you have to adjust to.