Your watch probably has a battery that hasn’t been changed in years. That means that your watch probably has a problem with the electronic circuitry, and you’re left wondering: Does a digital wristwatch last forever? Fortunately, the answer is yes. The battery isn’t the only thing that’s likely to break. A bad contact or a defect on the circuit may also cause your watch to stop working. Luckily, you can avoid a lot of these problems by keeping your watch clean, and by following a few simple steps.
First, remember that you shouldn’t wind your watch every single day. Most watches will last for at least 40 hours before they need to be wound again. Depending on the watch model, you may be able to go up to ten days between winding. Automatic watches use an oscillator. Think of it like a rotor that spins when you move your wrist. This kinetic energy powers the oscillator.
When it comes to durability, a mechanical watch will last anywhere from five to a decade. High-quality timepieces can last three to four generations. They are made with care and craftsmanship, and you can even pass them down to the next generation. Whether your watch lasts a few years or thousands of years depends on what you put into it. Typically, an automatic watch will last two or three years, but you can also get a high-end watch for the same price.