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How Hand-Wound Mechanical Watches Work

How Hand-Wound Mechanical Watches Work

A mechanical watch uses a mechanism driven by a mainspring that must be wound periodically; it has a characteristic ticking sound. The mechanical watches originated in Europe during the seventeenth century and were inspired on spring powered clocks from the fifteenth century. These watches are usually more expensive but not as accurate as quartz watches, and they have an aesthetic appeal and are considered as a statement of a personal style. Up until the quartz revolution of the 1960s, all the wristwatches were mechanical

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