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GUIDE: How A Mechanical Watch Works

How a mechanical watch works

In this post we explain how a mechanical watch works.

A mechanical watch is the ultimate representation of timeless style. Even since the first mechanical watch was produced in 1510, they have been truly popular among watch enthusiasts – and this is despite a rapid digital evolution!

For a proper explanation, we recommend this classical video from 1949 made by Hamilton Watch Co. This video goes a little bit further into explaining how mechanical watches works, and explains each part in detail. The narrator is very pedagogical, and brings up many great illustrations and comparisons.