Mechanical Watches

Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian ScoundrelIndianapolis, IN Icrontian

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a fan of all things steam, punk, and steampunk. and recently whilst listen this little shanty.

I can't help but inquire, are there any more companies that make purely mechanical watches (no circuitry, no quartz movement whatever the hell that is) Just gears, springs and a winding mechanism. Or are they a thing of the past making the cog truly dead.


  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian

    There are a lot of (particularly high-end) watch companies that still do purely mechanical movements, automatic (self-winding) or otherwise. I suggest you take a look at the "Any Watch Nerds?" thread here for some very interesting discussions about watches.

    As to your "quartz movement whatever the hell that is" question: Quartz crystal vibrates at a very regular frequency when a voltage is applied to it, making it easy to create an electronic movement (also radios, etc) for watches.

  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven Thank you for answering that 2AM curiosity. Thou art a gentleman and a scholar.

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