Mechanic Watches with a manual movement, frequently called a hand-wound movement, is the oldest type of watch movement made, dating back to the 16th century. It requires daily winding in order to work. Manual movements are the most traditional movements and are usually found in very conservative, expensive, and collectable watches.
Important aspects to consider before purchasing a manual watch:
Daily winding is required.
When winding a manual watch, it should be wound until there is a feeling of tension or tightness on the crown. If it is wound past this point, damage to the movement may occur.
Remove the watch from the wrist prior to winding or setting. Failure to do so will cause damage to the movement, crown, and stem.