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WHAT’S A “MOVEMENT” IN A WATCH?

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As a New York-based company, Brooklyn specifically, we wanted to answer the question that watch newbies get confused about the most. A movement is actually the most important part of the watch. It’s not just the heart of the watch, but it’s like the heart, lungs, brain and all of the organs. It’s that important.

WHAT A MOVEMENT DOES…

A movement is what powers the movement (see what they did there?!?) of the hands.

It is what keeps time, essentially.

Inside the movement are many different types of wheels and power mechanisms that take stored energy and release it in controlled ways to keep the hour, minute and seconds hands moving precisely in time.

BEAUTY IN SMALL THINGS

It’s actually quite beautiful. The size — very small size! — of all of these moving parts is quite impressive in and of itself. That most watch movements are assembled by hand makes it even more

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