Automatic Watch vs. Mechanical Watch, Which Watch Should You Choose?

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A watch can be a very important accessory to one’s outfit, it can complement whatever one might be wearing that day. Brands such as Rolex, Hublot, and Cartier, are some of the well-known luxurious watch brands, and many individuals purchase these watches because of the prestige that these companies have. It is important though to understand how your watch works because it is a device that is used to keep time. In this article we will take a look at the differences between automatic watches and mechanical watches.


Automatic Watches

Automatic watches are pretty self-explanatory. These watches function automatically. Many watches have a winding function that is needed to be done each day in order for the watch to tick and properly keep track of time. However, automatic watches do not require you to wind the watch at the beginning of each day. Instead, automatic watches, like this bering watch, are wound by the movement of the wearer. The momentum of the wearer’s arm movement allows for the watch to wind itself, thus functioning properly as long as it is worn.


These watches provide their owners with the convenience of not having to wind their watch each day, and the watch takes less wear and tear. By winding your watch daily, you may be putting added strain on the pieces within a mechanical watch which could potentially lead to the watch malfunctioning sooner than an automatic watch would.


Mechanical Watches

Mechanical watches are old fashioned time keeping devices. Some mechanical watches are extremely valuable because of the old fashioned nature of them and complexity of the watch. Each mechanical watch is made up of hundreds of small parts that all work in unison allowing the hands of the watch to move smoothly. These watches do require winding at the start of each day to make sure that the hundreds of small parts are working properly and together.


These watches are not as convenient as automatic watches, but they are much more traditional time pieces. The winding each day can also be taken care of by watch winders, which wind the watch for you by placing it in the mechanism.


Which Watch Suits You?

Both of these watches are fine time pieces and are both popular. It just depends on what exactly you are looking for in a watch. If you are looking for a time piece that does not require much effort and will work just by wearing it, then you will love an automatic watch. If you are a watch connoisseur that likes the self-winding of watches and appreciates the old fashion time pieces, then a mechanical watch is the type of watch for you.