Automatic-Mechanical Watches|Samuel James Watches

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Mechanical Movements

With all the various types of watch movements in the world today it can become confusing what they are and how they work. In this particular post, we are only going to cover Automatic mechanical self-winding movements because that is the type of mechanical movement we carry here at Samuel James Watches.

What is it? How does it work?
Every watch contains a movement but what makes mechanical movements special are that they do not require batteries to operate. While wearing the watch, your arm provides the energy to wind the timepiece by automatically winding the movement. While the watch is not being worn and is stationary for a 2-day period of time or longer, it’s required to wind the crown 20-30 times clockwise to get the watch ticking again.


 Is Mechanical Movement for me?

If you are sick of dropping off your watches at jewelry stores for battery replacements or charging your smartwatch, look into mechanical movement watches. In general, the life of mechanical operated watches greatly surpass quartz (battery operated) watches. Containing hundreds of metal gears and mechanisms working together simultaneously, they're the result of craftsmanship at its finest. They can be a great investment for those who want a watch that will be there for the long haul.

A downside to mechanical movements is that they require much more money to create due to their complexity thus being more expensive to the consumer in comparison to battery operated watches. If you don’t want to have to worry about winding your mechanical watch up, a watch winder box may be your new best friend. They are relatively not expensive, provide protection for your watch while not being worn and keep the time accurate. 

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For any questions on mechanical movements, please feel free to reach out to us!




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