Mechanical watch

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Hublot Bigger Bang as example of a
mechanical watch
© Hublot

A mechanical watch is a watch with a mechanical movement. This is driven either by manual winding or automatic winding — in contrast to electronic quartz watches.

After overcoming the so-called quartz crisis, since about 1983 watches with mechanical movements cover virtually the whole segment of the upper and luxury class of watch production and marketing — a development that in the late 1970s hardly anyone would have expected.