How it Works: Mechanical Watch

  • Published 1 month ago
  • 9

All watches on the market today are either quartz or mechanical. And when you think of watches most people wear, they wear quartz watches.

Mechanical watches are a tad more expensive, but also more prestigious. All of the luxury and high-quality brands produce mechanical watches. A mechanical watch is a watch that uses the mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to quartz watches which function electronically.

A mechanical watch is driven by a spring, called a mainspring, which must be wound periodically. Automatic mechanical watches do not need winding if they are worn for 12 hours on a daily basis. All they need is motion to keep the mainspring wound.

With that in mind, a lot of people are amazed how a watch can work without a battery, or how it can be adjusted without winding. This documentary explains that, and also gives you an idea why are mechanical watches more expensive.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Marie Kondo is a best-selling author. Her book, in which she tells a step by step guide of how to clean and organize your home, has sold more than 2 million copies.Reading th...

  • 392
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
Julie Lythcott-Haims
youtube icon
14:17

Every parent wants to be proud with his child. Parents always try to find a way and make their children more successful and better person than themselves. It is just the natu...

  • 282
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Social
pub made of recycled materials
youtube icon
02:30

In the past few years, one of the key aspects of evolution is put on recycling, using sustainable materials, and re-using things.A pub in Japan has taken all of this to a who...

  • 303
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Social
marriage in china
youtube icon
58:06

Traditional Chinese marriage is a ceremonial ritual within Chinese societies that involve a union between spouses, sometimes established by pre-arrangement between families. ...

  • 1,733
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

3,811 Videos / 7,685,738 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The island is located in Isla Mujeres Bay near Cancun city in Mexico. It has a three-storey house with two bedrooms, a k...
  • 134
  • 1 week ago
Sion is a prototype vehicle made by the German company Sono Motors. It is set to be released in 2019. The vehicle has s...
  • 328
  • 1 month ago
Some 30 years after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the city with only 15 houses, has two majors, two postal codes,...
  • 633
  • 3 months ago
If you didn’t know, artists are some of the most superstitious people on the planet. Most of them have a routine they...
  • 448
  • 4 months ago