Distinguishing quartz and mechanical watches

- Apr 10, 2019-

After wearing watches for so many years, many people still can't distinguish mechanical watches from quartz watches. It is often said that "mechanical watches are better than quartz watches" and "the price is the key to distinguishing the two watches." Is that the case? Teach you five points and immediately understand the difference between quartz watches and mechanical watches.




Principle: Mechanical watches store energy by a spring box and drive travel time, while quartz watches travel time by a battery driven quartz motor. One is an all-mechanical system, the other is an electronic system.




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2. Accuracy: The popular point is that quartz watches travel more accurately than mechanical watches. The error of Swiss mechanical watches is about 30 seconds per day, and that of Swiss quartz watches is about 15 seconds per month, which is about 0.5 seconds per day. The second hand of quartz watches jumps one by one, while the mechanical watches go continuously and uninterruptedly.




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3. Operation: The mechanical and quartz watches are basically the same in adjusting time. The difference is that the manual mechanical watches need to be manually chained before their power release to ensure their normal operation. The automatic mechanical watches need to be worn for a certain time according to the different wrist movements of each person every day. Otherwise, due to insufficient hand movements and insufficient power storage of the hair box, the automatic mechanical watches need to be worn for a certain period of time. Cause stop, stop when the need to manually up the chain to provide power for the hand.




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4. Appearance: In general, the thickness of the mechanical meter is slightly thicker, and the thickness of the quartz meter is slightly thinner. Without the limitations of mechanical mandrel, quartz mandrel can be made thinner or smaller, which gives more space for watch design.




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5. Price: When the material, function and design of the two watches are the same, the price of the mechanical watches will generally be one part higher. In addition, mechanical watches need regular oil washing protection, protection and maintenance costs are relatively large.