A mechanical watch is hand assembled and made of small carefully machined parts. It must be hand wound daily to put tension on the mainspring. The mainspring then releases this tension in a controlled manner through an escapement device at an average rate of 5 to 8 oscillations per second. In a 24 hour period you can find mechanical watches to be +/- one minute.
It is difficult to compete with the history and romance of the mechanical pocket watch. The weight and feel takes you back to the days of our grandfathers, before computers, before cell phones and before twitter. It harkens back to an age when products were hand made by craftsmen. A time when you would pause in the moment, carefully wind your watch, set the time and give contemplation to the day ahead. Something that can get neglected in today’s fast paced life style. This makes the mechanical watch the winner in this category.
Mechanical pocket watches have proven to last over 100 years. Owners can keep these pocket watches in fine working order with care and regular maintenance. These mechanical masterpieces are capable of lasting a lifetime and can then to be passed on to your heirs to enjoy.