Updated: Mar 12, 2021
Watch Movements (Interior Mechanisms)
“I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.” - Padma Lakshmi
Watch collectors and geeks know that a watch is more than an exterior design or case. They appreciate the fact that what lies under is as much important. A watch movement refers to the specific internal mechanism of a watch or clock, also known as a calibre.
The two most common types of watch movements are ; quartz and mechanical. Quartz movements are powered by a battery, whereas mechanical movements use the clockwork mechanism to count the passage of time.
Mechanical watches are driven by a mainspring (source of power) which must wound up either periodically by hand or via an automatic winding mechanism. Its force is transmitted through a series of gears to power the balance wheel, a weighted wheel which oscillates back and forth at a constant rate.
Movement cost and accuracy
Generally speaking, quartz watches are more accurate and require very few maintenance. The craftsmanship and skill that represents the uniqueness of watchmaking is usually associated with mechanical movements. The finest automatics rank among the most complicated machines in the world and watchmakers continue to strive with each other to make mechanical movements more majestic and original by incorporating all sorts of added complications or features. Because of that, they are a lot more expensive than any other movement. Mechanical watches may cost hundred thousand pounds or millions, another great reason to choose a Pynchon watches.
Watch buyers will get the benefit of 3 years international warranty and can purchase additional services when they get their timepiece online on Pynchon Website Store.