Mechanical movement watches are 'better quality'

First published: 22-07-2009

Mechanical and quartz watches are the two main methods of timekeeping in analogue watches, though one writer would always choose a mechanical movement above its rivals.

Ariel Adams of the Examiner explained that while quartz still provides a tried-and-tested solution for watches, all high-end timepieces tend to have mechanical movements - something which many people should keep in mind.

While quartz is a great material to power a watch, he asserted that those with money ought to look for cog-based watches, whether they are self-winding or not.

Aside from the characteristic smooth second hand and the "sophisticated nature" of mechanical watches, Mr Adams also highlighted the "beauty of the movements" as a great reason to invest in such an option.

High-end mechanical watches were recently stolen from the LA home of Orlando Bloom after the famous acting timepiece collector departed for New York and his girlfriend, Miranda Kerr, attended an awards ceremony on the west coast.

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