A mechanical watch isn’t as good a mechanical device as a wristwatch, according to an engineering study that suggests that mechanical watches are still better than their mechanical counterparts.
The study, conducted by the Engineering Research Council (ERC), showed that mechanical watchmakers are outperforming mechanical wristwatches in several key areas, including performance, reliability, and usability.
In the mechanical watch market, the ERC’s study showed that the mechanical watches in its study outperformed the mechanical wrist watches by more than 30 per cent, which was significantly higher than the average of 15 per cent.
The mechanical watch industry is estimated to be worth $1.7 billion per year.
The ERC study also suggested that the quality of mechanical watches was a factor that affected whether people preferred mechanical watches over their mechanical wristswatches.
“While mechanical watches have a lower average time to reach their maximum speed, their overall quality is not so bad that the user will want to invest in a mechanical-only watch,” said ERC CEO Dr Gopal Srivastava.
The team also found that mechanical wrist-watches outperformed mechanical watches by at least 10 per cent in several other key metrics, including battery life, battery life per hour, and overall battery life.
The research was conducted to identify the characteristics that contribute to the improvement of mechanical and mechanical-like watches.
The researchers found that different factors such as design and materials contributed to the difference between the mechanical and the mechanical-type watches.
“In terms of design, it was the material that was a major contributor to mechanical-watch performance, with the most significant difference between mechanical and non-motorized watches being the material used,” said Dr Srivac.
In addition to the mechanical components, the study found that the design of mechanical watch was also an important factor.
“The mechanical design has to provide a strong structural framework, which provides the mechanical mechanism with strength and durability,” said Srivas.
“A mechanical watch can also be made with less power and hence the performance can be better.
The design also helps with the timekeeping functionality, which improves performance as well.”
According to the ETC study, the mechanical component of a mechanical watches is made of materials including stainless steel, ceramic, and glass.
The materials are also used for other purposes, such as for power electronics, display, and sensor systems.
The company that conducted the study is called ERC, and the researchers have submitted their results for peer review.
The design of a watch is very important in order to provide the best performance, and in order for a mechanical mechanism to perform as expected, the material is also important, said Dr. Srivascu.
“We want to develop new technologies that will be applicable to the market.
We believe that the best design will result in the best results for the customer,” he added.
According to Dr Sravastava, mechanical watches need to be made of a higher quality to achieve the best outcome for the consumer.
“There is a lot of interest in the mechanical industry and many manufacturers are working on making mechanical watches that can achieve the highest performance,” he said.
“Our study shows that the overall quality of the mechanical system is very high, and that we should consider this when choosing the material for our watch.
We should also consider that the performance is also higher, as a result of the materials we use.
We also recommend to use a high-quality watch.”