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Automatic vs Kinetic vs Perpetual movement

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Sharpone, Jul 21, 2007.

    Sharpone Empty Pockets

    I was wondering if anyone knew the difference between watches that function by means of the following movements:
    -Automatic
    -Kinetic
    -Perpetual movement

    Or is there a difference? I know that self-winding is the same as automatic. Thanks for any elaborations!

    wykeite Loaded Pockets

    As I understand an automatic would be a mechanical watch that uses a weighted off balance flywheel arrangement to wind the spring. A kinetic watch I believe uses the same principle to recharge a battery, hence it's a quartz movement.

    Perpetual is explained here