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How does a watch without a battery work?

Looking for a gift for a loved one or for yourself?

We offer a selection of automatic battery-less watches from Charlie Paris. First, we will answer some common questions so that you understand what a battery-less watch is:

  1. What is the name and function of a watch without a battery?
  2. How do you recognize a watch without a battery?
  3. Our top 5 battery-free watch

     

    1. What is the name and function of a watch without a battery?

    To simplify, we can separate watches into two broad categories:

    - Battery-powered watches called "quartz watches" or« electronic watches»

    - Watches without batteries, called "mechanical watches" or« automatic watches»

    You will understand that when we talk about a battery-less watch we are actually referring to mechanical watches.

    As the name suggests, a mechanical watch works with mechanical energy. Conversely, a quartz watch works electronically using a battery. In addition, among the watches without battery we also find the solar watches.  These watches run on energy from the sun. At Charlie, our solar watches work thanks to their invisible solar panel placed under their dial, their autonomy is thus unlimited.

    But, how does a watch without a battery work? 

    As the name suggests, a mechanical watch works with mechanical energy. The mechanical watch is a watch whose operation is based on a mechanical movement, which is made up, among other things, of a barrel spring, an escapement, a regulating member. A manual mechanical watch operates by manual winding. Conversely, an automatic watch is a mechanical watch, but the winding is done automatically. Mechanical watches are appreciated for the beauty of their mechanism and their horological complications. They are very popular with collectors who are particularly fond of their technical prowess.

     

    2. How do you recognize a watch without a battery?

    To recognize a mechanical watch, you can look at the back of your watch.

    • If the background is transparent and you can see the movement of the watch, your watch is mechanical. If it has an oscillating weight that moves when you move the watch, it is an automatic mechanical watch.
    • If the caseback is full, we do not recommend opening your watch to see the movement inside, as you risk damaging it.

    But Charlie Paris shares with you his tips for knowing if a watch is mechanical or quartz without touching it! Observe the movement of the seconds hand on the dial.

    • If it is regular, smoothly, it is a mechanical movement.
    • If every second is marked by a stop of the hands, then a restart, it is a quartz watch.

     

    3. Our top 5 Charlie Paris battery-free watches

    At Charlie Paris, it is important for us to offer you french watches with good value for money and we offer many models without batteries. Ofwomen watchesand as well as men's watches are all designed and assembled in France.

    1 - Automatic Initial Watch - White Dial - Ostrich leather strap

    automatic watch

    Designed, designed and assembled in France, the Initial watch is one of our mens watcheswith interchangeable strap. This watch features a classic and contemporary design, to offer you a timeless watch. Easy to use with its hours, minutes, seconds and date functions, this city watch is equipped with a movement from the Japanese manufactureCitizen Miyota.

    Price: 455 €

     

    2 - Automatic GR watch - White dial - Leather strapautomatic watch

    As its name suggests, the automatic GR is a watch for long treks, sporty and waterproof. We chose to use 316L steel  for the case, a very resistant steel, in particular against corrosion. Our automatic GR watch is one of our French men's watches with interchangeable strap. Both elegant and sporty, you just need to change your strap to adapt it to your outfit and the use you want to make of it.

    Price: 445 €

     

    3 - Initial automatic calendar watch - Blue dial - Leather strap

    automatic watch

    Designed, designed and assembled in France, the Initial Calendar is one of our blue automatic watches for men with complications, with a design that is both classic and contemporary, which will accompany you for many years to come. Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day of the week and month functions.

    Price: 215 €

     

    4 - Solar watch - Blue dial - Steel braceletsolar watch

    Designed, designed and assembled in France, our solar watch Charlie Paris is a watch that works thanks to the energy of the sun thanks to its invisible solar panel placed under the dial, its autonomy is thus unlimited. With a design that is both classic and contemporary, it is an elegant mixed-size watch to wear on a daily basis with a different interchangeable strap depending on your outfit or your mood.

    Price: 195 €

     

    5 - Automatic watch - Open heart initial - Milanese mesh strap

    automatic watch  

    Our Initial 36 open heart watch is a automatic watch elegant and understated for women. It combines clean lines and delicate curves in a spirit that is both timeless and contemporary. With its French manufacture and quality materials, it will accompany you for many years.

    Price: 395 €

     

    Find on our watch blog, our top 5 automatic watches under € 500 as well as our top 10 automatic watches under € 1,000.