Technical Details of a Watch


Movement

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:

1.Quartz

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.


2. Mechanical

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.


3. Solar-powered


4. Kinetic


Materials

Alloy

Brass

Stainless Steel

Titanium

Ceramic

Aluminum

Mother-of-Pearl

Calf Leather

Polyurethane

Hypoallergenic Rubber

Fabric/ Cloth

Stones – Diamonds, Cubic Zirconium, Austrian crystals


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