When it comes to the appearance of the watches, there are also diverse variations, as the surfaces of the material can be processed in various ways. Thus, polished and shiny surfaces are just as possible as matte or satin surfaces.
Stainless steel is often used for diving watches. Both the watch case and the bracelet are made of stainless steel. The corrosion resistance of stainless steel is one of the reasons for this. Even after an extensive dive, the material remains resistant to corrosion and oxidation. But stainless steel also lends itself to other types of watches. A stainless steel automatic watch is also very well protected from physical impact, because stainless steel is hard and difficult to deform. So you don't have to worry if you scrape the watch along the wall or bump it against the edge of a table. Even if a scratch should ever get into the polished stainless steel surfaces, it can be easily polished out. Stainless steel is a material that is widely used and can shine with its advantages as well as its surface. GIGANDET uses high-quality 316L stainless steel and processes it to the highest standard.
Why should you buy an automatic watch?
There are numerous reasons to buy an automatic watch.
For one, it counts as a mechanical masterpiece that is powered completely independently of energy sources such as batteries. Only the movement by hand brings the watch to life.
Another point is the environmental aspect. The watches could also be called the most sustainable watches in the world, as there is no disposal of batteries or rare earths. The famous quote of the watch legend J.C. Biver "A product for eternity" could not better fit the description of an automatic watch.
Finally, the mechanical watches meet the current zeitgeist and are overall more valuable and stable in price than quartz watches.
What should be considered with automatic watches?
If the watch is to lie for a longer period of time, it must be wound manually. How long a watch can rest without stopping depends on the so-called power reserve. Depending on the movement, this is between 40 and 120 hours.
Every 5 years we recommend a revision. As with all mechanical devices, wear and tear of individual parts can also occur with automatic watches. To prevent this, a regular revision is useful.
A repair is almost unlimited possible and almost all parts can be replaced. Last but not least, it should be mentioned that the accuracy of an automatic watch is lower than that of a quartz watch.
What is the difference between an automatic and a quartz watch?
- An automatic watch is powered completely autonomously by the movement of the arm, while the quartz watch is powered by a battery
- Mechanical watch has much longer life and can be repaired, while the battery-powered watch shows the time more accurately and is less worth repairing
- As a rule, automatic watches are more expensive than quartz watches, because more manual work is involved in the production and the movement is much more elaborate and complex