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Mechanical watches are a testament to the art and precision of watchmaking, combining centuries-old craftsmanship with intricate engineering. These timepieces are powered by a complex system of gears, springs, and levers, which work in harmony to keep accurate time. The appreciation for mechanical wristwatches goes beyond mere functionality, as they represent a connection to history, a celebration of human ingenuity, and an appreciation for the beauty of mechanical artistry.

The Legacy of Mechanical Watches

Mechanical watches are rooted in centuries-old traditions and harness the power of a mainspring and a balance wheel to accurately keep time. Their captivating history can be traced back to the 15th century when the first mechanical clocks emerged, paving the way for the development of smaller, portable timekeeping instruments.

In the present day, they continue to hold a place of profound admiration among collectors and enthusiasts, celebrated for their unrivalled craftsmanship and intricate complexity.

While electronic and quartz watches have assumed the mantle of everyday practicality, mechanical wristwatches endure as cherished symbols of exclusivity and heritage, treasured for the rich tapestry of tradition they embody.

Buy an Exclusive Range of Mechanical Watches at Ethos

At Ethos, we offer an extensive selection of mechanical watches from over 50 luxury brands. Each timepiece in our collection portrays a unique story through its unique complications. From chronographs and perpetual calendars to moon phases and tourbillons, each watch embodies its own unique aura. 

As an authorised retailer, our team of experts is dedicated to guiding you to the perfect watch.  We understand the significance of selecting a timepiece that resonates with your style and tells a unique story.

Explore a timeless collection of watches at Ethos and find a timepiece that resonates with your individual style to make a statement that lasts a lifetime.

Types of Mechanical Wristwatches in India

1. Manual Winding Watches

Manual watches, also known as hand-wound watches, require the wearer to manually wind the mainspring by turning the watch's crown. This winding action tightens the mainspring, which powers the watch's movement. Manual watches typically need to be wound every day or every few days, depending on the power reserve of the watch.

Also Read: Top 6 Manual Winding Watches

2. Automatic Watches

Also known as self-winding watches, automatic watches harness the natural motion of the wearer's wrist to power the watch's movement. They feature a rotor, eliminating the need for manual winding, and as long as the watch is worn regularly, it will continue to function accurately. They typically have a power reserve of 24 to 48 hours, going up to a few days.

Why Choose Mechanical Watches

Choosing a watch is a matter of personal preference. However, here are a few reasons why people consider choosing watches with a mechanical movement: 

1. Craftsmanship and Artistry

These watches are variable works of art, bearing intricate designs and movements crafted meticulously by skilled watchmakers. They embody a level of craftsmanship that can only be achieved through years of dedicated training and devotion to their craft. Many watch collectors hold an admiration for the craftsmanship that permeates every aspect of their creations. 

2. Tradition and Legacy

Mechanical watches are enveloped within a rich tapestry of history, with iconic brands and models with enduring legacies. Some people choose them because they value the sense of tradition and historical connection that they offer.

3. Aesthetics

With diverse options that cater to various preferences, these watches for men and women come in several styles and designs. From classic dress watches to robust dive watches, they have an aesthetic appeal that complements one's personal style.

4. Environmental considerations

Unlike quartz watches and electronic watches that rely on batteries, mechanical watches are powered by a mainspring and rely either on manual winding or the rhythm of the wearer’s wrist. This makes them appealing to environmentally conscious individuals who appreciate their sustainability. 

5. Investment

These watches are of high quality and often retain or appreciate value over time, making them a potential long-term investment and heirloom piece. Collectors often choose them not only for their aesthetic and historical significance but also for their potential as valuable assets.

Frequently asked Questions (FAQs)

Are mechanical watches more reliable?

These watches are a reliable choice and are often cherished for their intricate craftsmanship. While they may require regular servicing and adjustments, they can offer exceptional accuracy and longevity, becoming cherished timepieces that stand the test of time.

How long does a mechanical watch last without movement?

Mechanical watches can last anywhere between 24 to 48 hours without movement, depending on their type and power reserve capacity.

What is the mechanical watch price at Ethos?

At Ethos, we offer a wide range of timepieces, from traditional mechanical watches to contemporary masterpieces, with prices starting from ₹1,00,000 and reaching up to crores.

Does a mechanical watch need a battery?

No, they do not require a battery. They rely on manual winding or the natural motion of the wearer's wrist to power the watch through a mainspring.

In what ways can you damage your mechanical watch?

These watches can be damaged by mishandling, exposure to extreme conditions, and improper maintenance. Water damage can also occur if a non-water-resistant watch is exposed to moisture.

What is the life of a mechanical watch?

The lifespan of a well-crafted and properly maintained mechanical watch can span generations. With regular servicing and care, these watches can last for decades or even centuries, becoming a treasured heirloom passed down through the generations.

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