Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by babygodzilla, Feb 3, 2008.
i never understood what that is... i thought i did but i guess i was wrong...
its basically the mechanical mechanism inside that makes the hands move
do you mean like swiss vs asian?
Movement is everything inside the watch that moves it.
automatic > manual > quartz
i guess that might look weird
and an automatic movement basically means the watch winds itself. a manual you have to wind the dials yourself. and the quartz runs on a battery.
hmmm im not sure where the difference is between automatic vs. manual. when and where would the watch wind itself? every watch has that dial on the right side by which you can set the time right? is that what is meant by "winding manually"?
and quartz runs on a battery... as opposed to what? what does automatic/manual run on?
sure, what is a Swiss movement? is that the best one?
self winding watches convert the kinetic energy from moving around on your wrist into potential energy by winding a spring.
winding watch you wind it yourself....usually every day or two.
with a manual, you have to wind it every day or so to keep it going via the crown
automatic uses your body movement to move a mechanism thus winding the watch as you wear it
you can buy watch winders that will keep your watch going while you're not wearing them too
ooooohh thats what it means! i get it now. thanks a lot.
how bout "swiss movement"? is there something special about the swiss?
swiss ETA movements are generally well-received because of the quality that goes into the movement.
It's like when buying clothes, you'd rather have something manufactured somewhere nice as opposed to say...China. It's essentially the same garment but the quality and durability may be questionable.
i dont know if i agree with that. ive read lots of situations where a quarts will out perform an automatic or a manual.
well yeah performance a quartz will keep better time, but we're talking about ballin here
most of the time a quartz will outperform a mechanical watch but there are plenty of mechs that can go +-2sec/week especially with some regulation
what i was reading was more like situational performance, like underwater, freezing temperatures, very hot temperatures, etc. not day to day normal use.
a quartz is more accurate but it's not as sexy as far as technology.