In today's world where there are smart watches, digital watches and a variety of quartz movements for the newest watches that are released, more and more people are embracing the idea of a mechanical watch instead. If you are interested in getting a unique experience from your timepiece you should strongly consider the idea of choosing an authentic hand wound mechanical watch. Here are some of the top five reasons why you should own a hand wound watch over some of the other options that are available today.
Feeling more connected to your timepiece
Smart watches only really offer us a connection today in the way that we will be able to access our smart phone more easily. Digital watches don't offer as much connection to the timepiece until we actually have to change the battery. With a hand wound watch you will be responsible for winding it daily as well as caring for it on a regular basis. By caring for your timepiece you can work at better appreciating the various mechanics that make up the watch itself. You control your time and you control every component of that watch giving you a greater control and a far greater connection to the time you keep daily.
A watch that moves with you
Modern watches don't have many moving pieces but older style watches have an internal engine which is referred to as the movement. The movement and the mechanism offer a much greater connection with time than digital components that just don’t move. Motion style movements are powered by turning the crown of the watch and this means hand winding the watch in order for the watch to continue its movement. Winding your watch can be an energizing experience and the way that it continues to move with you and your energy levels through the day can be a beautiful relationship.
Titus vintage watch with Harris Tweed strap
Hand wound watches can last for a very long time
If you regularly service a hand wound watch it can stay working over generations. You could one day have a timepiece that's actually able to be handed down through generations. There's a good reason why many hand wound watches become heirlooms and if you're willing to take care of your hand wound watch you could potentially be passing along to your grandchild.
It makes a statement
Hand wound watches are simply not something that you see quite as readily today. So many people are instead choosing to use smart watches or quartz timepieces that simply work via battery. A mechanical watch is a marvel of design and engineering and it shows that you are someone who appreciates craftsmanship.
Hmt vintage watch with Harris Tweed strap
Its unnecessary but beautiful
A hand wound watch isn't something that's necessary or accurate compared with digital or smartwatches but it does offer a vintage beauty. Which would turn heads more? a brand-new Toyota or a vintage 2000GT? It's likely you'd rather preserve the classic! This classic aesthetics is unnecessary in today's time and although a modern watch can sometimes be easier to care for, preserving this classic timpiece can be a much more beautiful statement.
Wearing a watch is a great way to add interest to an outfit and finding a wrist watch that really stands our from the rest could be the beginning of a long companionship. Of course one of the only things that may need replacement on a classic hand wound watch is the band. If you want to preserve the look of your watch with an elegant new strap you should strongly consider checking out our collection of watch straps.
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