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A short introduction to our timepiece mechanics

All watches indicate the time ... but not all watches work in the same way. Understand how your timepiece works is a crucial part of ownership and maintenance. If your watch has an automatic timepiece, it needs more care and attention than a watch with a Quartz timepiece. Below we have outlined some of the most important differences between automatic and quartz watches.

Automatic timepieces

To make an automatic self-winding watch function properly, the spring must build a sufficient aisle reserve. Many people do not know that a self-winding watch must first be manually excited before it starts running automatically. This is called the initiation process and without this your timepiece will never work well or consistently.

To start the watch, turn around 20 revolutions clockwise at the 3 hours position. This boot wind is usually sufficient for most automatic watches. The initiation process will manually tighten the small spring in the watch so that it builds up sufficient voltage to make the timepiece work. If the feather starts unfolding, he pulls along the gears that, through complicated technique, in turn move hands. As soon as the spring has been fully developed, the watch stops working.

After the initiation process has been completed, the watch automatically winds itself by means of an oscillating weight that moves every time the watch is changed. A self-winding watch must be worn at least eight hours a day to maximize the control reserve. If this is not possible, or if the watch has not been worn more than 15 hours, the initiation process must be repeated.