Buying a Women’s Mechanical Watch

Shopping for watches for women in Malaysia can be overwhelming and stressful. The choices available in the market are huge. If you are thinking of getting an elegant women’s watch, choose carefully. Before heading to the watch store, it’s important to have basic knowledge on the different types of watches and watchmaking in general.

Romance and Passion

Watchmaking is all about romance and passion. Just the thought of a collector passing down a timepiece to another generation is a love letter for the future. Being a collector can help you understand the passion of other connoisseurs and artisans.

A watch is not just there to tell the time. You need to admire its every part, as well as the science of watchmaking. Before buying a ladies’ watch, check its caliber. Most women love watches with a clear sapphire crystal case.

The watch’s caliber construction sets the quartz and mechanical timepieces apart. A mechanical watch movement gets its energy from the trains of gears and wound springs, Quartz movement, on the other hand, is powered by a battery. Since it is powered by a reliable battery, owners can expect it to always be on time. This is not the case with mechanical timepieces.

Mechanical watches may be old and traditional, but they are still well-loved. This is despite the fact that it is ten times more expensive than the ordinary quartz timepiece.

Quartz Crisis

Do you know that the invention of quartz watch movement by Seiko back in the early 1960s almost signaled the end of mechanical watchmaking? This is time period is called quartz crisis? It almost ended the haute couture of watches to extinction. But, just like how film cameras and vinyl albums, lots of people are still buying them. Thus, mechanical watches have better resale value compared to its quartz counterparts.

Two Types of Mechanical Watches

There are two types of mechanical watches–hand-wound and automatic. Automatic is also called as self-winding. This means that the mechanism of the watch is wound automatically by the movement of the person’s wrist. Hand-wound watches, on the other hand, requires the wearer to wind the watch physically to power the movement.

Most of today’s mechanical timepieces are automatic, though there are still a lot of watch collectors and connoisseurs out there who prefer the sophistication and elegance of hand-wound watches. If you are in the market of a high-quality women’s mechanical watch to begin your own watch collection, choose one that perfectly matches your style and wardrobe.