Mechanical watches are timepieces that use a mechanical movement, rather than electronic components, to keep time. The movement in a mechanical watch consists of a series of gears, springs, and other components that work together to power the watch's hands and keep accurate time.
There are two types of mechanical watches: manual-wind and automatic (also known as self-winding). Manual-wind watches require the wearer to wind the watch's crown in order to power the movement, while automatic watches use the motion of the wearer's wrist to wind the watch's mainspring.
Mechanical watches are highly regarded by watch enthusiasts and collectors for their precision and craftsmanship. They are often made with high-quality materials, such as stainless steel, gold, and sapphire crystal, and may feature intricate designs and complications, such as chronographs, moon phases, and tourbillons.
Mechanical watches require regular maintenance to keep them running accurately, including periodic cleaning and lubrication of the movement. While they may be more expensive than quartz watches, which use electronic components, many people consider mechanical watches to be a worthwhile investment due to their beauty, history, and enduring value.