Hand wind watches for women: Appreciate the oldest craft in watch making and timekeeping, enjoy engaging with your timepiece daily as you manually wind it, and never have to think about battery replacement.
Manual mechanical ladies watches are watches you have to wind by hand. They are powered by manual mechanical movements. You will never have to replace a battery. They have a sweeping second hand and are some of the most beautiful watch mechanisms.
Manual or hand-wound mechanical watches are watches you have to wind by hand daily or every time the power reserve is down. The winding is done by turning the crown(the button used for resetting the watch).
Turning the crown winds the mainspring. The mainspring stores the energy generated by the winding by getting tighter and tighter. When fully wound, the watch now has enough energy to run for a day or two or more depending on its power reserve.
The mainspring slowly unwinds releasing the store energy in order to power the watch. The gear train transfers this energy to the escapement. The escapement transfers the energy into the regulated parts dividing time into equal parts.
The balance wheel use this regulated energy to beat back and forth or oscillate at a constant rate transferring energy to the hands and causing them to move and tell time.
Power reserve refers to how long a watch can store energy and continue operating before it needs winding. Power reserve for hand wound mechanical watches varies from 24 hours to five days plus.
The power reserve indicator displays how long the watch will continue running before it needs winding again.
Both are mechanical movements only that manual is hand wound manually while automatic has a self-winding mechanism. This way, a manual watch is more demanding in maintenance than an automatic watch.
The parts and operations are the same except that an automatic also has a metal weight known as a rotor which rotates when the wearer's arms move and winds the mainspring eliminating the need for winding by hand.
Mechanical movements are the traditional mechanisms for time keeping. They are centuries old. The use of automatic mechanical movements in wrist watches started and gained popularity in the 19th century.
Most modern mechanical watches are automatic with self-winding mechanisms while manual mechanical movements are found in conservative collectibles and expensive uxury watches.
Complex complications such as perpetual calendars, moon phase, and tourbillon watches have automatic movements. Hand wind watches usually have simple complications such as day and date and simple chronograph functions.
As women's appreciation for watches goes up, the demand for ladies watches with mechanical movements is also going up. Mechanical watches are what ladies want. Beautiful automatic and hand wind mechanical timepieces designed just for them.