WATCH MOVE­MENT

THE THREE TYPES OF WATCH MOVE­MENTS ARE:

DA MAN - Caliber - - ESSENTIALS -

Man­ual wind­ing is a move­ment that is pow­ered by man­u­ally wind­ing the crown. The max­i­mum en­ergy stored in a watch from that wind­ing is called the power re­serve. This move­ment is nor­mally used in fine time­pieces.

au­to­Matic or self-wind­ing move­ments have a ro­tor at the back, which will swivel—due to the wearer’s hand move­ments—and store some of the ki­netic en­ergy to power the move­ment of the watch. This type is most widely used in Swiss watches.

Quartz is a move­ment that uses a bat­tery. Tech­ni­cally speak­ing, the move­ment has an elec­tronic os­cil­la­tor reg­u­lated by a quartz crys­tal to keep track of time. Swatch, Seiko and Ca­sio are a few of the big play­ers in this field.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Indonesia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.