What is an automatic watch?
An automatic watch, or self-winding watch, is powered from the natural energy produced by the wearer as they move. The automatic movement in AVIATOR watches are designed with a rotor that rotates and winds the wheels and cogs, making manual winding unnecessary.
What is a Quartz watch?
More accurate than mechanical clocks, the Quartz clock uses an electronic oscillator that is regulated by an actual quartz crystal to keep time. AVIATOR Quartz watches work the same. An electric current from the battery runs through the Quartz, creating vibrations that then power the movement to keep time.
How precise are automatic watches?
Generally, the accuracy of automatic watches is +/-25 seconds per day. Translated: it has a 0.03% accuracy. However, the accuracy of a watch varies, depending on the wearer’s level of movement and activity. Over time, all watches eventually need service. A qualified AVIATOR watchmaker can adjust the precision of your watch.
How precise are Quartz watches?
Quartz watches are designed for accuracy. As an effect of natural temperature shifts, AVIATOR Quartz watches are highly reliable and have a tolerance of +-15 seconds a month.
How long does an automatic watch last?
Most automatic watches can run 38 hours or more. Since self-winding movement is linked to activity levels, 10-12 hours of wear should generate a 20-hour power reserve. If the watch hasn’t been worn for days, we recommend winding your AVIATOR watch manually, clockwise at the crown, for 20 rotations.
How long should the battery in a watch last?
When purchasing a new AVIATOR watch, the battery will last at least 2 years. Certain watches may have a power reserve up to 5 years. Please see the specifications for your AVIATOR watch model.
What is a chronograph watch?
A chronograph is simply a watch with a stopwatch function built into the movement, and can be manual, self-winding or quartz-powered. With an AVIATOR Chronograph watch, precision plays a key role in measuring elapsed time-–down to the very second.
What is a GMT watch?
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is the average solar time according to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. A GMT watch has a 24-hour format hand that indicates a second time zone. This feature helps pilots and jet setters keep precise track of time no matter where they’re traveling.
How does the tachymeter work on a watch?
Working off the physics of velocity and theories of productivity, the tachymeter is on the bezel, and measures speed based on time traveled over a fixed distance. Your AVIATOR watch can also determine the average speed or hourly productivity rate in a time range of up one-minute (30 seconds).
How does the telemeter work on a watch?
The telemeter chronograph measures the speed of sound by timing the distance to an event that’s both seen and heard. Your AVIATOR watch can measure how far away a lightning bolt is or even the distance of a torpedo strike. To initiate this feature, start the telemeter chronograph when an event is seen, stop timing when the event is heard. The chronograph central second hand will point to the distance of the event.