As early as the 1300s, timepieces became all the rage. These crude early models required the wearer to wind up the spring mechanism that kept the watch hands moving. While this technology was relatively accurate, there was plenty of room for improvement.
In this wind up watch, spinning the watch's wind up mechanism caused a spring to tighten.
Why Mechanical Watches Still Have A Place In The Watch Market
Mechanical watches are the old fashioned watches that need to be wound up every day. They have no pretensions about them, no gimmicks just good old fashioned watch making at its best. Some people swear by them and will not go near a digital watch. They say they trust the old style more. Mechanical watches they say give a more accurate time.
Today's watches come with so much technology that they bear little resemblance to the ones that were worn by our ancestors. They not only tell the time of local regions, but can also reflect the time in regions all over the world. Unlike the original watches, they not only tell the hour and the minute but can pinpoint the time down to the second.