The automatic, perpetual, or self winding watch is the favorite timepiece among collectors. The Oscillator or weight in the movement spins in a circular pattern to feed the mainspring and then follows the gear train to the balance, so time is regulated. In short an added step to the manual wind, making life easier in days of old. The majority of fine timepieces fall into this category. Shop for automatic watches
Panerai in-house automatic caliber P.9000. This movement has 28 jewels, carries a 3 day power reserve thanks to the two barrels, beats at 28,800, and has 197 components. Featuring a Glucydur balance and Incabloc anti-shock.
Found in the Hamilton Pan Europ limited edition watch, this caliber H31 is a variation of the ETA/Valjoux 7750. This Swiss made automatic movement has 27 jewels and an upgraded power reserve of 60 hours.
Seiko caliber 8R28 found in an Ananta model SRQ011. This automatic chronograph movement has 34 jewels, power reserve of 45+ hours, consists of 292 parts, and beats at 28,800 vph. It has a column wheel and vertical clutch. Made in Japan.