Automatic Pocket Watch



Watches are classified according to their movements or calibre. 

Movement is the mechanism that makes the hands of the watch move and powers its other components such as calendar or multiple time zone capabilities. One of these three types is automatic watches.


  1. How it works


  • An automatic watch functions by making use of kinetic energy from the wearer’s movements. The kinetic energy from a person’s wrist, pocket or neck  is what directly results in the automatic movement of the mainspring and hence the automatic movement of the watch’s hand.

  • The internal mechanisms of an automatic watch are somehow similar to that of a mechanical watch except that to an automatic watch’s manual parts, is an additional feature is known as the rotor.

  • As the wrist moves, the rotor also freely moves, transferring the kinetic energy to the mainspring hence tightening it.

  • The mainspring, in turn, moves the watch’s hands. Once charged the watch could be pocketed. When not worn, an automatic watch can be kept in a watch winder.


  1. Features 

  • Because of the additional feature, the rotor, automatic watches are usually thicker compared to other watch times and hence heavier. It is this thickness and weight against one’s wrist that the wearer usually finds classy.

  • An automatic pocket watch can be mechanical in terms of its movement. An automatic watch whose movement is mechanical does not need a battery, and you don’t get to wind it up every day. It self-winds and has a sweep-like movement which is appealing to the eyes. The only time you get to wind it up is when getting its power started and when it has not been in use for quite some time.

  • Automatic watches can also be a combination of kinetic energy and the use of a battery. The battery stores the extra kinetic energy which recharges as it is worn.