What is a Watch Movement?

watch movementA watch movement, also known as a calibre, is the mechanism of a clock or watch.

It contains all the moving parts of a watch apart from the hands. Simply put, a movement is what makes a watch go. Driving all timekeeping functions, the movement is the essential component in a watch.

There are countless different types of movement, but all movements fall into one of two categories- quartz or mechanical.