Differentiating Between an Automatic Watch and a Hand-Wound Watch

 |  October 10th, 2013

We get a lot of questions from readers asking the difference between a hand-wound (manual-wind) watch and an automatic (self-wind) watch. While we took a look at this subject before, it may be a good time to revisit it for novice watch lovers. As most know,  a mechanical watch is a watch powered by the movement’s mechanical parts and not by a battery as in a quartz powered timepiece. In a hand-wind watch, the wearer must act as the initial…

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Watch Education: Understanding the Difference between Automatic and Hand-Wind Watches

 |  December 4th, 2012

Recently, we here at ATimelyPerspective received an email from one of our newer readers – someone really interested in learning about watches from the ground up. It got us to thinking; maybe not everyone really knows timepieces to the same degree. This week, we will continue our sessions on watch history and watch education – and promise readers at least one such article every week or two. Today, we are focusing on a single basic: when it comes to a…

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