We all agree – a great timepiece can define your look, your personality and give an insight to who you as a person might be – it is true to know some basic different types of watch movements.
In every watch, we find what we call a watch movement, also known as a calibre which is responsible for the watch functionality, accuracy, and price. Think of it as the heart of the watch, pumping energy into the watch’s functions to make everything work in harmony.
All watch movements can be separated into two categories: Quartz and Mechanical
Quartz movement watches are powered by a battery, extremely accurate, require minimal maintenance aside from battery replacements and much easier to mass produce. Quartz movement produces the individual ticks.The quartz movement is perfect for someone who doesn’t have a love for watchmaking but still wants a great timepiece at a great deal.
Watches with mechanical movements use a complex system of parts that have been carefully designed to turn the clock hands at a consistent pace. Mechanical movement watches require a lot of skill and knowledge, a higher level of quality of craftsmanship to create which has made them the popular choice for luxury watches.
WHY SO MANY NAMES ON THE MARKET
You may wonder why there are so many models of watch movements on the market when there are only two real categories. It’s because every watch company has movements that are unique from their competitor’s models.
Now you know the difference between quartz and mechanical movements watches. If you think of your timepiece as part of your personality, you’ll choose wisely.