The movement or caliber is what makes a watch tick. Described as the heart of a watch, movement refers to the mechanism that drives the hands on a watch face and powers its complications such as calendar, chronograph or a dual time zone.
There are three types of movement:
The movement causes the second hand to move in individual ticks. Powered by a battery. A quartz mechanism barely veers from the exact time, ensuring superior accuracy. Quartz watches are battery-powered and do not require human intervention to keep ticking. The low number of moving parts and the presence of a battery ensure that quartz watches are lower maintenance.
The movement will cause the second hand to move in a smooth sweeping motion. The watch requires manual winding to operate. A well-built mechanical watch will last a lifetime with proper care. You don’t need to worry about any battery replacements. Many consider manual rewinding of a simple mechanic wristwatch to be a strongly desirable ritual. Many mechanical timepieces have a clear sapphire casing on the back which gives a clear view of the fascinating rotations and oscillations of the minute working parts.
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