It has a purely mechanical motion consisting of only 51 parts, together with a novel self-winding mechanism with a clear oscillating weight. So far, it’s the only mechanical movement manufactured completely on a completely automated meeting line. The low components count and the automated assembly make it a reasonable mechanical Swiss watch, which can be thought of a successor to Roskopf movements, although of higher quality. Compared to digital actions, mechanical watches are less correct, usually with errors of seconds per day, and they are sensitive to place, temperature and magnetism. They are additionally expensive to supply, require regular maintenance and adjustments, and are extra prone to failures.
Watches developed from portable spring-driven clocks, which first appeared in 15th century Europe. Watches were not widely worn in pockets till the 17th century. One account says that the word “watch” came from the Old English word woecce which meant “watchman”, as … Read More