Manual watches, also known as hand-wound watches, are increasingly popular. Much like their automatic watch counterparts, they have also become lifetime companions. They use a mainspring as their power source. As a result, there's no need to replace the battery with a jeweler's help. If you want to make it work again, it's easy: just unwind and wind the watch daily. You also have the option to tighten the winding so you can extend the mainspring.

However, what are the perks of a manual watch? For one, it is a convenience. You do not need to put a battery on. If the power goes out in the watch, you just need to unwind. Another part is that it can be considered a long-term investment and has smooth hand movement and good winding.

Other perks of the manual watch are the following:

Long-Term Investment

A long-term investment is a loaded term. It is also a loaded phrase. Long-term stands for a lengthy period. Meanwhile, the second word is “investment.” Simply defined, an investment is an asset acquired or invested in to build wealth.

The line of manual watches carries plenty of intricacies. A lot of love and labor goes with them. They also are not the most affordable watches. Due to the labor and their intricacies, one should not be surprised that they are quite expensive. However, their staying power proves it is worth the splurge and the investment.

The average manual watch lasts thirty to forty (30-40) years. For it to last to its optimal level, you must take good care of it. If you plan to get one, you must be prepared to take care of it. 

Quality Craftsmanship

Experts must ensure the parts of a manual watch won't be damaged because they rely on high-quality parts. A significant instance would be is that it is because manual watches have intricate gears. These gears are usually not found in automatic watches.

In particular, Seiko Prospex has even introduced an electronic regulator. The electronic regular helps level up the quality of the manual watch to perform better. It also enables the watch to have better precision over time.

Moreover, as a result, the manual watch will no longer be as prone to breakage. Due to its lasting power, and quality craftsmanship, you can trust that your watch will last long and is one of the best.

Smooth Hand Movement

When we say clocks, we usually hear a tick-tock sound. It's also another sound that we have learned to associate with mechanical things that tell the time. Manual watches tell their stories in a different way, though. No ticking and tocking sounds. No mess. And no batteries.

Instead, what you get in the hands of the clock moves smoothly. Even the gears will follow suit. The smooth movement is the result of time and effort by the watchmaker. 

The Winding

A few points should be observed to ensure that a hand-wound watch is not damaged when it is wound up. The manual watch's connector and its winding crown used for tensioning the winding spring is a delicate part of the watch. As a result, the watch should be kept away from your wrist.

Wrapping Up

A manual watch is not a common investment. However, it is a timeless one that lasts long.

Author's Bio:

Luther Abrams is quite a jack of all trades type of guy. He loves exploring new things and cultivating his knowledge every now and then. Today, he grows more and more interested in jewelry and watches and even writes about such things in his free time.