Since the first release of the Apple Watch in 2015, many wrists are covered with new tech savvy smart watches. The generations of young and old are embracing the shift in the watch and jewellery industry by utilising features of the smart watches. In a world where attaining information is instantaneous, when will we slow down and not rely on gadgets for everything we do? Are Smart watches classified as a watch or a computer mounted on our wrists?
Automatic and Quartz Watches
Automatic watches can be traced back to the 1500s. What makes these classic and fashionable timepieces special is the attention to detail of not only the movement but the watch itself . We enter the realm of finely made feats of engineering, often with hundreds of pieces working in sync to power the watch and keep accurate time.
The premium Miyota 9120 movement is an example of a quality Japanese engineered movement. Japanese made movements rank among the best movements alongside the Swiss. These timepieces are reliable and highly reputable in the watch industry. The “automatic” we see on the dial signifies the elaborating chain of gears, springs, and rotating weights that keeps the heart beating.
Quartz watches are battery operated and run to the frequency of a quartz mineral. There is a major difference in price between Automatic and Quartz which is related to the engineering of the different movements. Luxury watches mainly use automatic movements due to the countless hours of expert craftsmanship and attention to detail by the finest horologists to produce a true masterpiece of mechanical components. When you place a premium automatic watch on your wrist, it makes you feel confident and inspired; a true connection with the timepiece is made.
It cannot be argued that smart watches do have many features that may help simplify our day to day tasks; almost as important as our other tech gadgets like phones. Many industries use key features such as instant notifications and exercising features to aid personal and professional settings. It is less of a fashion statement and more practical in the eyes of customers. Many have multiple tech gadgets on them and can readily tell the time without needing a classic timepiece. However, many agree that nothing can replace the fashion statement and pure appreciation of an automatic timepiece.
The short answer to this highly debated topic is this – Are you looking for hyper-portable tech to simplify your life, or are you looking for a stylish accessory to top off your appearance?
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