Buenos Aires Theorema mechanical watch with an engraved dial, dual-time function, Baton hands, silver case, blue leather band

Why do people buy expensive mechanical watches?

If you’ve ever been interested in the world of horology, you’ve probably heard of  mechanical watches  before. However, after taking a look at their prices you may be wondering why people would buy such expensive timepieces. Surely, mechanical watches may be a bit costly, however, their appeal is backed up by various reasons. These intriguing mechanical wonders have managed to grasp the attention of watch enthusiasts and collectors for ages. If you’ve been considering getting a mechanical watch, here are a few main reasons why people love them so much.

What are mechanical watches?

Mechanical watches are timepieces that use mechanical mechanisms. Differently from electronic or quartz watches, these devices don’t rely on batteries to measure the passage of time. These fascinating timepieces have a long history and nowadays they are revered for their craftsmanship, durability, and classic aesthetic. Mechanical watches are powered by a mainspring, which is wound either manually. The energy from the mainspring is transmitted through a series of gears and springs to regulate the movement of the watch hands. Moreover, mechanical watches often feature intricate designs and complications, such as  chronographs, moon phases, and tourbillons, which further enhance their appeal to watch enthusiasts and collectors.

Mechanical watches are the product of expert craftsmanship

One of the most appealing aspects of having a mechanical watch in your collection is the expertise and craftsmanship involved in their production. Mechanical watches are in many cases made by hand. Watchmakers undergo years of training and practice before perfecting this craft. Crafting a mechanical watch takes a great deal of hard work and attention to detail. Every component, from the dial to the mechanical movement, is carefully assembled with precision. Since making a mechanical watch requires a set level of skills, watch admirers appreciate these timepieces for the authenticity and value they represent. 

Mechanical watches are much more durable than other watches

Mechanical timepieces are well-known for their robust and durable compositions. Compared to quartz timepieces which require regular changing of the batteries, mechanical timepieces are powered by a series of gears and springs put together with amazing precision. With the right care and upkeep, mechanical watches can last for years and years. Thus, each mechanical watch has the potential of becoming a beloved family heirloom. That’s why people prefer to spend a bit more money on one high-quality mechanical timepiece, rather than on one quartz watch which will need to be replaced once every few months or years. In the long-term, buying a more expensive mechanical watch is a better investment.

Mechanical watches provide a classic aesthetic which will never go out of style

Mechanical watches display amazing designs and wonderful compositions which can hardly be mimicked by their quartz counterparts. Brands that invest time and effort into producing mechanical watches make sure that they convey a sense of luxury, glamor and vintage-inspired visuals that create a truly timeless look. Especially when paired with a skeletonized dial, mechanical watches never fail to impress. The movement of the intricate parts combined with the high-end design elements create an authentic arrangement that is cherished by watch enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Mechanical watches tell a story

Brands that cater to the mechanical watch market usually have an interesting history behind them. Whether it be a well-established major company or an indie microbrand, mechanical watch manufacturers are led by passion, a creative edge or desire to sustain their own legacy. When you buy a mechanical watch, you are purchasing a product backed by a lifetime of commitment. If you appreciate history, tradition and culture, you will love getting to learn more about the story behind each mechanical watch and brand. The spiritual and intellectual value of mechanical watches surpass mere monetary costs. Therefore, individuals who demand the finest things in life will always choose to buy an expensive mechanical timepiece instead of a more affordable one.

Top Tufina Mechanical Watches 

Buenos Aires Theorema | GM-114-11 | Silver

Buenos Aires Theorema mechanical watch with an engraved dial, dual-time function and Baton photoluminescent hands

A gorgeous mechanical watch with an engraved dial, dual-time function and Baton photoluminescent hands.

San Francisco Theorema | GM-116-7 | Gold

San Francisco Theorema mechanical watch for men, full skeleton dial, see-through design, stick and Roman markers, golden case, white leather band

An extremely limited edition model, San Francisco is one of our best-selling mechanical watches for men. An open concept design, this timepiece features a transparent skeleton dial inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Oman Theorema | GM-108-8 | Silver

Oman Theorema mechanical watch for men, silver case and metal bracelet, skeleton dial, blue sub-dials, dual-time function, black and white stick hands

A mechanical movement made with 17 jewels. Oman sports a dual-time complication, full skeleton dial and a sapphire-coated lens. 

Final Notes

Mechanical watches are more than just timekeeping devices. Not only do they reflect the skill and dedication of their makers, but they also have great sentimental value for their owners. While they may come with a higher price tag compared to quartz alternatives, the craftsmanship, durability, and timeless style of mechanical watches make them a worthwhile investment. Whether you are a seasoned collector or someone looking to start a new hobby, we highly recommend investing into a mechanical watch! We guarantee you will fall in love with these fascinating art pieces. If you are looking for a high-quality mechanical watch at a reasonable price, we invite you to explore our collections!

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