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What Makes Automatic Watches So Special?

Automatic watches, known as self-winding watches, have been popular among watch enthusiasts for many years. They are unique because they don't require batteries or manual winding to keep ticking. Instead, they use a self-winding mechanism powered by the wearer's movements. 

This feature alone is enough to make automatic watches special, but there are many other factors that contribute to their appeal. Let's take a closer look at what makes automatic watches so special.

Mechanical Engineering

One of the most significant aspects of automatic watches is their mechanical engineering. Unlike quartz watches, which are powered by a battery and rely on electronic components, automatic watches are purely mechanical. They consist of hundreds of intricate parts that work together to keep time accurate.

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This mechanical complexity gives automatic watches a certain charm and mystique that quartz watches lack. Watch enthusiasts appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry of creating a mechanical movement, and automatic watches offer a glimpse into this world of intricate mechanics.

Heritage and Tradition

Automatic watches have a long history and are deeply rooted in the watchmaking tradition. The first self-winding watch was invented by Abraham-Louis Perrelet in 1770, and automatic movements have been a staple of the watch industry ever since.

Many of the world's most prestigious watchmakers, such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet, specialize in automatic watches, and their designs often incorporate traditional watchmaking techniques that have been refined over generations.

Durability and Longevity

Automatic watches are built to last. The mechanical movements are often made from high-quality materials, and the intricate design means that they require minimal maintenance.

With proper care, an automatic watch can last for decades, if not centuries. This longevity is a testament to the quality of the materials and craftsmanship that go into making automatic watches.

Style and Design

Automatic watches come in various styles and designs, from classic dress watches to rugged sports watches. Watch enthusiasts appreciate the variety of designs and the ability to choose a watch that reflects their style. Additionally, automatic watches often feature intricate dials, beautiful finishing, and other details that make them visually appealing.

Top 3 Treehut Automatic Watches 

At Treehut, we also prize the intricacy of an automatic movement, and some of our best wood and sustainable watches use this movement paired with our eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Here are three of our best sellers that come with a fully automatic movement: 

1. Immortal Ebony Automatic Ocean

The Immortal Ebony Automatic Ocean watch is an actual work of art, featuring handcrafted ebony wood inlay and an open dial framework with integrated wood inlay. The khaki strap is made from upcycled ocean plastic, adding an eco-friendly element. 

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Equipped with a perpetually powered Miyota 8N24 21-jewel automatic movement and a 42-hour power reserve, the exhibition case back offers a glimpse into the intricate skeletonized action. Stylish, sophisticated, and sustainable, this nature-inspired timepiece is perfect for those who appreciate beauty and quality craftsmanship with a conscience. 

2. Immortal Grey Olive Automatic 

The Immortal Grey Olive Automatic watch is a precision timepiece that blends natural beauty with exceptional craftsmanship. It features a gunmetal stainless steel case with handcrafted grey maple wood inlay, a Swiss Super-LumiNova® coating, and an olive green vegan suede leather strap.

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The perpetually powered Miyota automatic movement and exhibition case back offer accuracy, reliability, and a glimpse into the intricate skeletonized action. This watch captures a classy, distinguished style while maintaining a unique natural aesthetic.

3. Atlas Walnut Blue Marble 

The Atlas Collection is Treehut's first automatic watch, designed for the modern man who appreciates timeless designs with intelligence and grace. The Atlas Walnut Blue Marble automatic men's watch features a blue marble dial with a glass opening, revealing the intricate movement of the watch. 

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The walnut wood bezel and the five-link band made of silver stainless steel and walnut wood add natural beauty and sophistication to the design. With its vintage-inspired barrel-shaped stainless steel case, the Atlas Collection is a statement piece perfect for any occasion.

In conclusion, automatic watches are special for many reasons. They offer a glimpse into the world of mechanical engineering and traditional watchmaking techniques, and their durability and longevity make them a sound investment.

Whether you're a watch enthusiast or simply appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into creating a high-quality timepiece, there's no denying the appeal of automatic watches.

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