Automatic watches are more than just timepieces. They are a way to escalate your everyday wardrobe. Titan bring you a range of men's automatic watches with sophisticated and stylish leather straps. Whether you are looking for a watch to pair with workwear or casuals, there is a watch for every occasion. From subtle brown and black leather straps to cool blue, take your pick and add to your watch collection.
There are a few key factors to consider when selecting the best automatic watch. The various types of watch movements necessitate varying levels of maintenance and upkeep from the wearer of the watch. And automatic watches are the easiest to maintain.
The movements of manual and automatic machines are similar. This is because they are both mechanical watches that keep time through the use of mechanical elements. The watch has a mainspring that builds tension and slowly releases it to power the watch. The distinction between the two is in the manner in which they store energy. To create tension in a manual watch, as the name implies, you must manually wind up the crown on the side of the watch.
An automatic watch, on the other hand, does it for you via a self-winding power reserve. There is usually some kind of weight or ball bearing within the watch that moves back and forth as you move. The watch absorbs that energy and stores it in the mainspring, which it can then release later to power the watch.
Key Components Of An Automatic Wrist Watch
The mainspring is the source of power for automatic watch movements. When an automatic watch's crown is wound, kinetic energy is transferred to the coil mainspring. As more energy is stored, the mainspring tightens, storing even more energy for later use.
A crown is a small wheel on the side of the watch. The crown is turned, winding the watch and allowing it to run.
• Gear Train
The mainspring's stored energy is allowed to pass through the gear train, which is a small series of internal gears that moves the watch hands and other parts of the watch face.
The escapement functions as a timepiece's internal braking system. The energy transferred from the mainspring to the gear train is expelled in equal parts, which is referred to as escapement.
• Balance Wheel
The balance wheel is an internal component that beats five to ten times per second in a circular motion.
• Dial Train
The dial train is a similar series of gears to the gear train. The dial train transfers an equal amount of energy from the balance wheel to the watch hands, allowing them to move.
Jewels are synthetic rubies placed in the center of the gear to keep it in motion and prevent heat and friction wear.
The rotor is a half-circle-shaped metal weight. The rotor is linked to the movement and can freely swing as the wearer's wrist moves. When the wearer moves, the rotor transfers power to the mainspring and twists it, where the energy is then stored. When the mainspring is completely wound, a clutch connected to the rotor engages. The clutch prevents the rotor from further winding the mainspring.
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