How Automatic Watches Work

Depending on your period, you may or may not recall seeing your father wind his watch each night before going to bed. If he did not, he would certainly awaken to a watch that had ceased. Those days became history with the arrival of the watch. What makes it automatic? It still has the same fundamental mechanism to keep the watch working, but how that mechanism is powered altered the way we cared for our watches.

All Time and Gems watches function in a similar manner. They need a movement of a chain of gears to “tick” of increments of … Read the rest