Why Don’t You Discuss Watch Movements In Reviews More?

- Dec 19, 2017-

Why Don’t You Discuss Watch Movements In Reviews More?


We don't want people to take this the wrong way, but sometimes hyper-focusing on only the movement inside of a watch can distract from other important elements. These days a lot of the appeal of a watch can come from its case, dial, or even bracelet. Much of the time watches contain the same or similar movements and are only differentiated by what is on the outside. 

When it comes to a lot of the more unique or in-house movements, we try to differentiate what is special about them and their basic performance measures, such as the power reserve, and other unique technical features. Though, for the most part, mechanical watch movements have the exact same components, just arranged in slightly different ways. Again, when there is a very special or exotic movement inside of a watch we tend to focus on it more. If we don't discuss the movement more it is often because little about it is unique enough to merit special discussion.

Another important point, is that we are not movement engineers and are not able to fully comment on the performance claims of brands. A rule-of-thumb, is that most mechanical movements are going to be about plus or minus 2-10 seconds accurate each day - depending on the movement and its regulation. So, when people are interested in strict accuracy, they tend to focus on quartz watch movements more. Even though us enthusiasts prefer owning and wearing mechanical watches.