Types of automatic watches: ¿How are they currently classified?

If you are a luxury watch lover, you already know what types of automatic watches exist. On the other hand, if you are new to this world, reading this post by Armando-G will be of great help to you. An automatic watch is a luxury accessory through which part of the personality, style and taste of the person who wears it can be defined and identified. There are different brands and some aspects that must be taken into account to prolong its useful life and keep it for a long time in optimal conditions.

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¿What is the greatest uniqueness of an automatic watch?

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Whatever the type of automatic watch, all are characterized by operating with the movement of our arm. Automatic watches include a rotor that is activated by the movement of the wrist and which in turn winds the mainspring of the watch. According to this, when the position of the wrist changes or sudden movements are made, the rotor of the movement rotates and charges the watch through a gear.

The spring is a kind of spring that, when the watch is wound, winds up to a maximum stop, and as it unwinds, it provides movement to the hands.

Automatic watches are charged just by wearing them. However, when they are no longer used, the watch will most likely stop and that is where it is important to give it a little wind to start it.

¿What factors affect the lifespan of an automatic watch?

There are many factors that can affect the performance of automatic watches. Surely we have experienced situations that put you at risk. Perhaps we have dropped our watch in the sea or a pool, or it has been exposed to some chemical substance, among others. 

This and many situations highlight the importance of seeking the optimal conditions to keep the watch in good condition. One of them is cleaning the automatic watch. If we keep it clean on the outside, we will prevent it from getting dirty on the inside.

Here, it is also important to bear in mind that many times we do not keep the automatic watch in a suitable case that preserves it from dirt, dust, shock, which highlights the importance of acquiring a safe to store the watch properly as the by Armando-G.

 

Another option is to store and at the same time protect our automatic watches in watch winders or charging rotors for automatic watches that also help us preserve their mechanism. These rotors turn the watch to try to simulate the movement to which they are subjected when they are worn on the wrist and thus prevent them from stopping.

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Cleaning and care tips for all types of automatic watches

Keeping the watch clean on the outside helps is important. Dust, traces of dirt and/or sweat must be prevented from accumulating on the watch.  To clean the automatic watch, wipe it with a cloth moistened with lukewarm water and immediately dry it with a dry cloth. Also, a liquid soap with neutral PH can be used

If the watch is submerged in the sea or swimming pool, the automatic watch should also be cleaned with fresh water to remove traces of salt and chlorine. Salt and chlorine can affect both the appearance and the interior of the watch.

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If the watch is submerged in the sea or swimming pool, the automatic watch should also be cleaned with fresh water to remove traces of salt and chlorine. Salt and chlorine can affect both the appearance and the interior of the watch.

You must take care of the automatic watch from strong shocks and falls: it is transcendental for its useful life. The internal mechanism of automatic watches is especially sensitive due to the number of parts it contains and their millimetric arrangement inside the case, so a sudden blow can dislodge its interior.

For this reason it is important to keep it in a good case like the ones found in Armando-G.

Take care and protect all your types of automatic watches!

Without any doubt, automatic watches are accessories that never go out of style, whether for daily use or on special occasions. Wearing an automatic watch always guarantees a touch of distinction and elegance. If you want to protect and care for your automatic watches, count on the expert voice of Armando-G.

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