When men look for watches, they usually ask themselves if they should buy a Quartz watch or a mechanical watch. To be honest, it is a matter of personal preference, but if you want to be more convinced, you’d want to read this article as I will go over the many different aspects that you should know about these watch types so you can make a more informed decision.
The main distinguishing factor of Quartz watches is that they are operated using a single battery. The battery will send electric signals to the mechanism of the watch to help operate it in the most accurate way possible. In fact, a lot of watchmakers can attest (and prove) that Quartz watches are indeed more accurate than their counterparts mainly because of this feature.
Now, if you are asking why you should wear a Quartz watch, I would say that it is a matter of convenience. Despite the fact that it is operated by battery and that the battery is not at all that big in terms of the power that it holds, the person need not worry about it too much since a single battery can last for years depending on how frequently you use the watch’s other features.
If you are going to buy a Quartz watch that has an analog watch face, you will typically see that the second-hand moves in a staggered way.
Again, this type of watch requires an electric jolt from the battery to help power the quartz crystal that is found inside its inner body.
Truth be told, the mechanical watch has a pretty colorful history. It was made at a time where technology was not as advanced as it is today, so you can marvel at the construction of it knowing that it was made without any advancements at all.
That being said, the mechanical watch requires physical mechanics for its movement.
Basically, it has a mainspring that is coiled by an escapement. It does so by making sure that the coiling is tight and it then unwinds to help tell the time.
Now, you might have heard about watch movements, right? Well, mechanical watches actually have two separate (but somewhat similar) watch movements.
The first one is the manual wind which meant that for the mechanical watch to operate, the crown has to be turned to wind the mechanism up. Then, the user would have to continually wind the mechanism as needed to help keep the watch functioning as it should.
Because of how cumbersome the manual feature is, watchmakers have found a way to automatically wind the mainspring up for continuous operation. That is when automatic watches came into existence.
Instead of having to wind the watch on a more frequent basis, you only have to wind it once and wear the watch for an indefinite period of time.
Your constant movement will help power the watch’s mechanism as your kinetic energy will keep its self-winding mechanism powered up.
Because of how intricate mechanical watches are and because of its iconic sweeping motion, watch enthusiasts and luxury watch buyers actually prefer them over the rather inexpensive Quartz watch.