How Do Kinetic Watches Work?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image77
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    How Do Kinetic Watches Work?

  2. ackman1465 profile image61
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    These "self-winding" watches have been around almost forever.  They work by having racheted winding mechanisms and off-center weights which utilize the motion of the wearer to, effectively, "wind" the watch.....

    They do NOT work if they are not on a regularly-moving body part, such as a wrist....   

    P.S.  When I was younger, I had one.... and I wore it on my wrist when I did you-know-what and the darn thing wound itself so tight that it couldn't/wouldn't move any more, and I had to take it back to the jeweler to get it "unwound".....  Afterwards, I was careful not to do you-know-what so vigorously!!!!!