What is “automatic winding” luxury watch? | JEWEL CAFÉ Malaysia

Date Updated: March 7, 2023

What is “automatic winding” luxury watch? | JEWEL CAFÉ Malaysia


What is “automatic winding” luxury watch?


When you are buying a branded watch for the first time, normally the salesperson will give a detailed explanation on the functions.


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Sell your branded item to Jewel Cafe with best value. Have you ever heard of automatic winding luxury watch, or self-winding watch? It is a type of mechanical watch that winds itself automatically as a result of the movement of the wearer’s wrist. It is different from a manual winding watch that must turning the crown of the watch. An automatic winding luxury watch contains a rotor, a semi-circular metal weight that is connected to the movement of the watch. The rotor rotates when the wearer moves their wrist, which winds the mainspring, the component that stores energy and powers the watch. The mainspring then releases the stored energy to power the movement of the watch, which includes the hands, date function, and any other complications. Automatic winding watches do not require daily winding, as long as the wearer wears the watch regularly. Their traditional mechanical movement makes them popular among watch enthusiasts, which is considered a hallmark of luxury watchmaking. Many luxuries watch brands offer automatic winding watches, and they are often prized for their precision and craftsmanship.

“Automatic winding” “Quartz (battery type)” and “Hand winding”?

When buying an expensive branded watch, the salesperson will assist you with the watch details and information of automatic winding because they were an expert. However, they will only tell you at the moment and it’s important for you to pay attention unless you search it yourself or go through the instruction book given.

Is it more troublesome than battery type? What is the basic of automatic winding?

Here are some key characteristics of automatic winding watches:

1. Self-winding

By wearing an automatic winding, it will automatically wind themselves which in turn winds the mainspring of the watch. It is because the movement of your wrist causes a weighted rotor to spin.

2. Convenience

It is not necessary to manually wind the watch all time. With an automatic winding it makes the wearer at convenience as long as they wear it often that will keep the watch wound and running.

3. Limited power reserve

Most automatic watches will stop running if you don’t wear for a long time because they have power reserve of between 24 hours and 48 hours. However, this can be mitigated by using an automatic watch winder or manually winding the watch before wearing it.

4. Mechanical movement

As you know that automatic winding watches use mechanical movement that powered by a mainspring and a series of gears and levers. Some people rather choose the tactile experience of winding a mechanical watch that giving traditional and classic types.

5. Higher maintenance

Battery-powered watch is not as complex as automatic winding watch because they required more maintenance and servicing from time to time. Hence, providing a good care and regular maintenance will make an automatic watch last for years. Since a long time ago, watches with battery type are accurate and require less care than automatic watch. Many must be wondering why spending so much on complicated watch. Or it is just for the experience of having an automatic watch?

The three mechanisms used to move a watch movement are:

1. Mechanical movement

This movement is powered by a mainspring which is wound manually or by an automatic winding mechanism. The energy release by drives the watch movement, including the hands and any complication as the mainspring is unwind.

2. Kinetic movement

Combination between the self-winding mechanism of a mechanical watch with the quartz oscillator of a quartz watch, which a rotor inside the watch generates electricity that is stored in a capacitor when the wearer moves. The capacitor then powers a quartz oscillator, which regulates the movement of the watch. Kinetic watch requires very little maintenance because they are less common than mechanical or quartz watches.

3. Quartz movement

The movement need to use a battery to power a quartz crystal oscillator that vibrates at a very high frequency. This measured by a circuit and used to regulate the movement of the watch. Quartz watches are accurate and require very little maintenance.

What is the value and charm of “automatic winding” luxury watch?

1. Craftsmanship

Usually, automatic winding luxury watches are handcrafted by skilled watchmakers. In making these watches, watchmakers will give attention to details such high-quality materials, such as precious metals, fine leathers, and sapphire crystals. These are the points that makes them valuable and desirable.

2. Designed

Designed with intricate feature and complications, such as tourbillons, perpetual calendars, and moon phase displays offering luxury look for the automatic winding watch. These features not only add to the watch’s functionality but also make them visually appealing and impressive.

3. History and heritage

These luxuries watch brands has created a long history and tradition of producing high-quality watches that have stood the test of time. Owning a luxury watch with a rich heritage and provenance can add to its value and appeal.

4. Collectable items

Many consider that automatic winding luxury watches are collectable items and can stable the value over time. These luxury watch can hold their value or even appreciate in value if given a proper maintenance and making them a potentially lucrative investment.

In the nutshell, many aspects will influence the luxuries of these automatic winding watches such their craftsmanship, design, history, and investment potential. They are often seen as a symbol of luxury, status, and refinement, and are prized by collectors and enthusiasts alike.


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