5 facts about automatic watches

What is an automatic movement?

An automatic watch movement, also known as a self-winding movement, is a type of watch movement that uses the movement of the wearer's wrist to power the watch. This is in contrast to a quartz movement, which uses a battery to power the watch.

There are several benefits to choosing an automatic watch with a mechanical movement. Here are a few:

  • No need to replace batteries: One of the biggest benefits of an automatic watch is that it never needs a battery change.
  • Elegance: Many people find the mechanical movement of an automatic watch to be more aesthetically pleasing than the ticking of a quartz watch.
  • Heritage: Automatic watches have a long history and are often seen as a symbol of craftsmanship and tradition. Many automatic watchmakers have been producing high-quality timepieces for centuries, and their watches are often passed down from generation to generation.
  • Investment value: Automatic watches are often considered to be more valuable than quartz watches, and can be passed down as heirlooms or collected as a hobby.
How does an automatic watch movement work?

Inside the automatic movement, there is a mainspring, which stores energy and powers the movement of the watch. When the watch is worn, the movement of the wrist causes the rotor, a weighted arm, to rotate. This rotation winds the mainspring, storing energy in the watch. As long as the watch is worn regularly, it will remain powered and keep time accurately without the need for manual winding.

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