Quartz and automatic watches are two popular types of watches that differ in many aspects. Although both are used for timekeeping, they are powered differently and offer different levels of accuracy, durability, convenience, and price.
Quartz watches work with the help of a quartz crystal that is powered by a battery. When the battery is charged, it sends electrical pulses to the quartz crystal that vibrates consistently at a rate of 32,768 times per second. These vibrations are converted into electrical signals that power the clock movement and maintain precise timekeeping.
Advantages of Quartz Watches:
- They are known for being extremely precise, with an accuracy of about +/- 15 seconds per month;
- They are very durable as the battery usually lasts for several years before needing to be replaced;
- They are easy to use and require no maintenance;
- They are more accessible in terms of price compared to automatic watches.
Disadvantages of Quartz Watches:
- Unlike automatic watches, quartz watches need a battery to work. But don't worry, the batteries last for several years before they need to be replaced;
- Another thing that makes quartz watches a little less valued is the second hand. It can be annoyingly loud or silent depending on the quality of the quartz movement. With our watches, you won't have this problem, the sound of the second hands is quite pleasant which makes the watch even more irresistible.
On the other hand, automatic watches operate through the movement of the wearer's arm. They have a rotor that spins each time the arm moves, generating energy that is stored in a spring. When the spring is full, it powers the watch movement and keeps accurate time. Additionally, it never needs to be charged or replaced as it is powered by kinetic energy.
Advantages of Automatic Watches:
- They don't require a battery to operate like quartz watches. The main spring (equivalent to the battery) in automatic watches is recharged by the movement of our pulse as we wear them;
- The sound of the second hand is much smoother, moving at a high rate of 6 beats per second (meaning that in one second the hand "jumps" 6 times);
- They have unique features, making them elegant and quite attractive pieces;
- Generally, mechanical watches are more aesthetically appealing than quartz watches. However, at Dicci, we have modern-style quartz watches with minimalist lines and high-quality materials that make them quite elegant watches.
Disadvantages of Automatic Watches:
- They are less accurate than quartz clocks, with a precision of only 4-5 seconds per day;
- More expensive than quartz watches;
- Typically larger and heavier watch;
- Most automatic watches have low energy reserve. If the energy reserve runs out, the watch will stop functioning.
If you are interested in exploring our collection of quartz watches, take a look at what Dicci has to offer:
In summary, quartz watches and automatic watches are two popular types of watches that differ in many aspects so you should carefully analyze the advantages and disadvantages of each type of watch and understand which one you prefer.