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June 19, 2017
When purchasing a watch, one of the first things that you’ll quickly discover is that the term “movement” is used a lot. But what exactly does “movement” refer to? Movement is more than just the sweep of the hands methodically moving around the watch face; it is also the inner mechanisms that produce that effect. The movement of the watch is essentially the “heart” of the watch. This is the component that allows a watch to work and keep time. There are three different types of watch movements: mechanical, automatic, and quartz. In this article, we are only going to focus on mechanical and quartz watches.
Mechanical watches use a mainspring—a coiled wire of metal, usually 9-13 inches long—that is wound by hand. The wound mainspring slowly and evenly unwinds, causing the second hand to seamlessly sweep around the face of the watch, keeping time. Not all mechanical movements are created equally. The amount of detail and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of each watch will determine the smoothness and accuracy of its mechanics.
For many watch enthusiasts, mechanical watches represent the best of the best of watches due to their traditional approach to time keeping, their intricate work, their engineering, and the details that go into creating each watch. For these watch connoisseurs, wearing a mechanical watch is more than just an attractive accessory to keep track of time, but also a way to express appreciation for the history, refinement, and craftsmanship that goes into the making of the watch.
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The most common type of watch is a quartz watch. The reason that quartz watches are so popular and prevalent is that they are incredibly accurate and very affordable. Quartz watches are more accurate, because instead of relying on a wound mainspring, they are powered by a small battery that sends electricity through a tiny quartz crystal. This small amount of electricity causes the crystal to vibrate at a rate of 32,768 times per second. The vibrations are converted into a pulse, which moves the second hand. It is this electrical pulse that causes the “tick, tick, tick” movement of the watch.
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When looking to purchase the perfect designer mens watches, Egard Watches has a wide selection of both mechanical and quartz watches guaranteed to excite even the newest of watch-owners. No matter if it’s mechanical or quartz, find a watch that not only tells the time, but speaks to you.
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