What movement should my watch be?

A watch movement is the engine of a watch that acts as the powerhouse to make the watch functions operate. It determines its accuracy. There are few types of watches and once you are set on a style you may want to think about its movement.

Mechanical watches Movement

Mechanical movement are synonym of quality and craftsmanship and are often used in luxury watched over quartz.

This movement is done manually by tensioning the mainspring. The energy is transferred from the mainspring through a series of gears that regulates the release of energy to power the watch.

Quartz Watches Movement

Quartz movements are very precise and require minimum maintenance aside from battery replacements

A Quartz watch utilizes a battery as its primary power source that sends an electrical current through a small synthetic crystal. When the crystal is electrified, it then creates vibrations. These vibrations keep the movement oscillating and drive the motor to move the watch hands.

Automatic Watches Movement

A very popular watch as there is no need to worry about winding it daily to ensure operation.

Automatic movement or often referred to as self-winding. Automatic movements are natural motion of the wearer that supply energy to wind the mainspring to the mechanical watch, making manual winding obsolete. If the watch is worn regularly, it will maintain power by itself.

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