Hacking and Handwinding Watches and Why You Don’t Need Them

A few features that loosely get thrown around a lot in mechanical watch reviews and videos are “hacking” and “hand-winding”. But what exactly are these features on a watch and do you need them? What is Hacking When it Comes to Watches? Watch hacking is a feature that stops the watch’s second hand completely when … Read more Hacking and Handwinding Watches and Why You Don’t Need Them

Automatic Vs. Quartz Watches – What’s The Difference?

Quartz vs Mechanical Watch side by side

‘What is the difference between a mechanical and quartz movement?’ A very common question among those starting to dive deeper into the world of watches. Quartz and mechanical are two of the most popular types of watch movements. Quartz is a battery powered movement that uses an electrical charge to power the watch. It is … Read more Automatic Vs. Quartz Watches – What’s The Difference?

How Often Does a Mechanical Watch Need to be Serviced?

Vintage Seiko 5

I was wearing my beloved vintage Seiko 5 the other day, and was wondering, how often does a mechanical watch like this need to be serviced? After doing some research, here’s what I found… The short answer is: there’s no exact time frame when any particular mechanical watch needs to be serviced. Watch companies will … Read more How Often Does a Mechanical Watch Need to be Serviced?