4. The Mark of a True Automatic is When the Heart Beats in Silence
Ironically, the tic tok of a clock we have come to associate with our own hearts is nonexistent in an automatic watch. Instead, the flow of the gears within the heart pushes the second hand to sweep forward swiftly and silently, every 60 seconds.
5. They Last Forever
One of the most amazing things about an automatic watch is its longevity. Unlike a battery powered or quartz watch, with the right craftsmanship, an automatic watch has an indefinite lifespan, pausing only when the wearer ceases to wind or move the internal mechanisms of the timepiece. Like a Frankenstein on the operating table, an automatic watch has the ability to come back to life after years resting in “purgatory” with just a “flip of the switch” or the movement of the dial.
6. You Are Starting a Tradition and Purchasing an Heirloom
This fundamental element of an automatic watch means that there is never one sole owner. As it will outlive everyone, an automatic watch is just passed down from generation to generation and lent by whomever it is given to. By buying an automatic watch you are essentially purchasing a relic to pass down through family or friends as an heirloom. Use it, preserve it and hand it down. Eventually this will be what you are remembered by.