When it comes to fashion, there are two types of people in this world: those who wear automatic watches and those who don’t. Those who don’t are practical – why be weighed down by an extra accessory when we all carry around phones? We understand these people but, while the smartphone may have revolutionised our means of communication by replacing the radio, camera, television, compass, music player, watch, internet, etc, and putting them all into a neat portable device; what it will never do is replace our desire for self-expression.

So here at TimeTraders, we will always be in the group that wears an automatic watch. Here are four reasons why you should get one and join the club:

1. It never goes out of style

We used to wear a watch just to tell time. An amazing gadget, crafted precisely so that it could be wound and worn mechanically with each gear pushing on the other at the right moment in order to keep an accurate measurement of time. And while many watches have transitioned into battery-operated wrist machines, there’s a reason why the original technology hasn’t disappeared and lives on in some of the most prestigious and exclusive watch brands.

2. You are what makes the watch work

An automatic watch is a self-running machine crafted from numerous moving parts – almost a living thing. The insides, or what many refer to as the “heart” of the watch, beats through the movement of your wrist. The rotor, a little piece inside the watch, moves back and forth starting and storing energy to wind the gears within the heart. Essentially your movement moves the watch forward, creating a true connection between you and your timepiece.

3. They last forever

One of the most amazing things about an automatic watch is its longevity. Unlike a battery-powered or quartz watch, a good quality automatic watch has an indefinite lifespan, pausing only when the wearer ceases to wear it and moves the internal mechanisms of the timepiece. Even after years of “resting” an automatic watch has the ability to come back to life with a shake of the wrist.

4. It’s a great investment

Although generally more expensive, automatic watches are definitely worth buying. Though not as accurate as modern technology, a mechanical watch reflects the heritage of watchmaking tradition and therefore tends to be the best for holding its value over time. Treat it well and you will no doubt have a very handy nest egg.

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