Wearing a mechanical watch is like wearing a micro-engine on your wrist, and this, I suspect, is the reason why it is men who mainly fall victim to the allures of the vintage mechanical watch. There is something about the mechanics of a mechanical watch that triggers an innate curiosity in some but not all men.........who knows, it could even be genetic!
The experience most likely to set off the compulsion to delve deeeper into the workings of vintage timepieces is that of witnessing the clicks, ticks and whirs of the genuine article. In this delightful period film shot as an education piece by Hamiliton, now part of the Omega stable, you will witness one of the most lucid narrations on how a mechanical watch works that I've ever encountered. The video is narrated in English.
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