What is a mechanical skeleton watch?
Skeletons is a watch with a visible mechanism or parts of it. Such models of watches have become quite popular lately. Due to the apparent mechanism, the watch has an original classic design and looks very unusual. Often, the visible mechanism has a mechanical watch skeletons, although it is possible and the use of such technology in quartz models. In some chronometers, the visible part of the mechanism is limited to a small window in order to emphasize the technical features of the watch - for example, a tourbillon or a coaxial pendulum. Breguet watches Skeleton with a tourbillon
But in the classical sense, skeleton watches are models with a fully visible mechanism, clockwork spring, gears and balance. In order to make this possible from the base of the mechanism, all excess metal is removed, leaving only those elements on which the gears rest.
The history of the appearance of skeletons
Skeletons appeared almost simultaneously with the birth of watchmaking, and initially the mechanism was visible not for aesthetic reasons, but because of the difficulty to fit it into the case. Over time, watchmakers realized the need to protect the mechanism from damage and dust, and the watches began to be equipped with a closed case and protective glass.
At the end of the 20th century, the skeletons again gained their popularity. With the development of technology, it became possible to create very light and durable mechanisms with visible parts and transparent rear covers. The increase in demand for Swiss mechanical watches led to the creation of skeleton watches by many manufactories. The most popular are the skeletons of the brands Breguet, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philipe. In this regard, more modern and young brands are not lagging behind their colleagues. Similar models began to appear in the range of Hublot, Tag Heuer and even Rado.
Currently, many manufacturers producing mechanical watches have skeletons in their range. These models are only increasing their popularity. Lovers and admirers of horology are always pleased to watch the smooth movements of gears and the pulsation of balance. The Breguet 3658 watch with Miyota 8N24 mechanism
Cheap Skeleton Watches
At the end of the 20th century, inexpensive skeleton watches on the basis of Japanese Miyota 8N24 movements began to appear. These chronometers very quickly gained popularity and pressed many Swiss manufacturers in their positions. After all, these models cost several dozen, or even hundreds of times cheaper than their Swiss counterparts. But it is not inferior in quality and appearance. Among the models based on this mechanism, one can distinguish the Breguet 3658 series with various combinations of case color and dial. The Lux33 watch shop offers you to buy inexpensive skeleton watches for men or women with delivery Worldwide.