With regards to some YouTube reviewers discussing/talking/reviewing watches.
When it comes to the movement they say "it's a in-house", "it's a calibre xyz", "it's robust", "it's a real workhorse", it's got 50million jewels!"
Do they actually know what they are talking about?
So what's it all mean? I'm no expert on watches, neither do I really go about reading up on the specs of the movements in the watches.
I do know the movements "calibres/names/codes" of the commonly used in Seikos and Rolexes. How can you not, they are mentioned all the time in the reviews.
So let's be real, what do they know?
I for one assume the more expensive the watch, "better" the movement should be in the watch. But how is it better?
Something which has been used for over 10 years in a product line should be pretty good. "Robust"
Something having more jewels/ more components making up the movement is better!, Maybe not. More expensive maybe.
Something highly decorated with geneve stripes and guilloche. The cliches go on.
You hear, "this watch has a newly designed movement", "time will tell if it's going to be a mainstay".
I'm sure modern watches are designed perfectly and thoroughly tested. If anything; they release revisions.
I find that the tone of these reviewers liken to gear heads talking about engines. However, where gear heads know their subject, watch reviewers just know terms "highly decorated" "rich history" "hand built".
Can they educate me with reasons why one movement is better than a competitors?
So am I being too harsh? Or am I just over thinking the subject? Because there's actually nothing to say about a movement?