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The Difference Between Automatic & Quartz Watches

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Guest mysrr

well, these totally two different watch types, quartz watches are powered by batteries however automatic watch is driven by self-winding movement, it generates powers through wearer's wrist motion, of course, automatic watches also need hand winding reguarly, another movement oppsed to automatic is the hand winding that requires wear handly winding the movement to run the watch

bacially, quartz watches are way more accurate than automatic/hand winding watches, cause it provides time signals more consistent, but that's it, you could get a watch with $10 dollars with more accuracy than a mechanical watch of $1000, don't have collectable value, one or two years later, it's doomed to be thrown in trash, watch collections won't bother to study quartz watches at all cause mechanical watches are far more interesting as movement being a marvelous exquisite art of work itself, want to truly get into the world, it gonna cost some time.

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Guest mysrr

just be cleared, here i'm not biased with these two, just a statement of the objective fact, i have quartz watches too, and wear them quite often

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Automatic watches don't need manually wound so long as they receive enough movement so that the automatic winding mechanism operates enough to keep the mainspring wound up enough.

 

A quartz watch uses a battery and a tiny electronic circuit and a small electrical coil to move the hands, some quartz watches have five or more of these coils to move 5 or more hands independently.

 

An automatic watch uses a coiled spring to store the power used to turn the hands, with the speed being regulated by the balance wheel. The Auto part is simply a weight on the end of an arm that rotates inside the watch that is connected to the mainspring and winds it up a tiny bit each time the weight rotates, and so with the owners general movements of their wrist throughout the day the watch remains wound up and running.

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Guest Cman

Automatic watches don't need manually wound so long as they receive enough movement so that the automatic winding mechanism operates enough to keep the mainspring wound up enough.

 

A quartz watch uses a battery and a tiny electronic circuit and a small electrical coil to move the hands, some quartz watches have five or more of these coils to move 5 or more hands independently.

 

An automatic watch uses a coiled spring to store the power used to turn the hands, with the speed being regulated by the balance wheel. The Auto part is simply a weight on the end of an arm that rotates inside the watch that is connected to the mainspring and winds it up a tiny bit each time the weight rotates, and so with the owners general movements of their wrist throughout the day the watch remains wound up and running.

i often see threads like should hand winding an automatic movement or not, the answers vary a lot, but until now, it still didn't come to an consensus,  you and mysrr may just happen standing against, but your speeches are both making sense, maybe it's a matter depending on movement types, some kinds of automatic movement we'd better hand winding it and some probably are not!

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