1. Simple tips to distinguish quartz Watches and mechanical watches
Usually, you can get the point via simply looking for the engraved text on back of the case, “QUARTZ” or “AUTOMATIC”. Besides, you could also distinguish them by the way the indicators go, mechanical watches tick, though, quartz watches hand sweeps smoothly instead of ticking once every second. Occasionally, if the watch ticks two or four seconds at a time, dont worry, it’s still a quartz watch! But take note: when this happens, you may check your battery, consider replacing it since some high grade watch informs you it’s power off via ticking two or four seconds at a time.
2. The Pros and Cons of Mechanical Watches:
Mechanical could be divided into the following two: Manual winding up and Automatic. They’re both powered from the spring integrated into watch movement, the spring drives gears and indicators, but different where their power come from. The former can be winded up manually, their movement are normally thinner than automatic watches, so is the weight of watches. Automatic watches are drived by the power derived from the swing of auto device, thicker and heaver than manual winding up watches.
Cons: Higher inaccuracy than quartz watches, depending on the manufacturing quality and due to the influence of gravitation from earth. Generally speaking, the error for a mechanical watch can be low to S/D(seconds per day), but it’s S/M(seconds per month) for a quartz watch!
Pros: If maintained regularly, it can last for rather long.
3. The Pros and Cons of Quartz Watches
Quartz, an white oxide consisted of sio2, vibrates when placed in oscillator circuit, under special condition, it delivers its frequency back to circuit. People take full use of this feature into quartz movement, transfering electricity into kinetic energy via quartz oscillator. One circuit board with resistance and capacitance device, a watch movement is done, then assembled by case, crystal and bracelet, that will be a complete quartz watch!
Cons: Most of quartz batteries last for only one or two years, then you have to replace it with a new item. Second, since quartz watches feature quartz oscillator, which will
decay after five to eight years use, and no longer accurate as before, it’s time to get replaced, though, due to the development of modern industry, and high human cost, it is not worth changing these small components manually, alternatively, why not replace your watch with a new quartz movement?
Pros: Accurate, light weight, and easy to maintain.
4. Mechanical Watches Maintenance
The most common situation you may meet for a mechanical watch, is watered or stricken. Do not get it watered unless it’s signed as “water resistant”. Or it will result in mechanical corrosion, worse if it’s seawater. Even what you own is water resistant watch, in general, it could just last for a year, that’s because of one year wear and tear, along with some outer conditions, i.e. sweat and dust, the rubber ring which can block water will get degraded, so your care will be essential, a good choice is to replace the rubber ring, or you won’t get your watch water resistant any more.
Another thing you may mind more is, keeping away stricken. It’s great if you have two or three watches as choices under your affordability: Quartz watches for sports, and mechanical watches when you’re still, wear watches that suit corresponding circumstances, you watches will last longer.
Mechanical watches are drived by gears items and the spring, surely inevitable friction requires your jobs to keep all the gears running smoothly, i.e. refueling and lubricating, to decrease rate of wearing. Or just repair it until it’s out of work, maybe the problem has been very serious, you mustn’t want to see that things.
Better take your mechanical watches “home”(where it’s manufactured or repaired) every year, see whether you have been wearing it properly, and watered or not. Of course, the first thing, you really cherish your “luxury watches”!
Mechanical watches stand for arts and crafts, but quartz watches are more accurate. hope you guys have found your answers!