Watch Movements -
A watch movement is the number one determining factor when we examine watches to know if whether are real or fake. The watch movement is the engine of the watch: it makes the hands move, keeping accurate time as well as any other features incorporated in the watch. There are two main categories for watch movements: quartz and mechanical. An easy way to figure out which type of movement your watch has is by looking at the second hand. If it has a tick motion that moves once per second, it's a quartz movement, whereas a mechanical movement has a smooth sweeping motion. Luxury brands usually include a mechanical movement.
Mechanical Movements - This movement is often chosen for luxury brands due its craftsmanship and quality. These movements contain tiny components that all work together to make the watch function and will use a wound spring rather than a battery to power the watch.
There are two different classes of a mechanical movement: manual and automatic.
- Automatic Movement – The second form of mechanical movement is the automatic movement. The automatic movement harnesses energy through the natural motion of the watch wearer transferring energy to automatically wind the watch, and doesn't require the manual winding. However, if it does not get worn everyday it will need a quick wind to regain initial power.
- Manual Movement - Titled the most "traditional movement" and the oldest form of watch movement. This movement requires a manual wind and often displays its gears through the back of the case. The power reserve for this movement could be 24 hours up to a couple days depending on the type of watch. Watch owners that buy manual movements usually have the habit of winding their watch every morning before they put it on.
Quartz Movement - A quartz movement is very accurate and requires less maintenance as it leverages a battery to power its movement. There are two type of quartz movements: battery powered and solar powered (using light to power the battery). Please note: battery powered doesn't mean it can't rival the mechanics of a luxury time piece.
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