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Quartz Movement

What Is Quartz Watch?
A quartz watch is a battery-powered timepiece that uses a piece of quartz crystal to keep time. When you run an electrical current through a quartz crystal, it will vibrate at an almost perfectly constant frequency. This consistent rate of vibration allows the watch to keep very precise time.
In 1969, Seiko, the Japanese watchmakers introduced the quartz movement. The launch of this new technology challenged the traditional timepiece houses who relied on mechanical movement to power their watches.
In response, most of the established watch companies released their own versions of quartz timepieces, kick-starting an era of battery-operated wristwatches.

How Quartz Movement Works?
A quartz timepiece is powered by a battery that sends an electrical signal through a piece of crystal quartz.
The quartz vibrates 32768 times per second, creating a signal with a precise frequency.
The vibrations are measured by the circuit and converted into a single pulse every second.
The consistent movement of the watch hands is a result of this pulse.

Benefits Of Quartz Movement
Accurate Time: A quartz mechanism barely veers from the exact time, ensuring superior accuracy.
Ease Of Use: Quartz watches are battery-powered and do not require human intervention to keep ticking.
Low Maintenance: The low number of moving parts and the presence of a battery ensure that quartz watches are lower maintenance.
Less Expensive: Mechanical and automatic watches require more watchmaking hours and skill. Quartz watches are hence cheaper.
Durability: A quartz timepiece has fewer moving parts that may require repairing, making it more durable than a mechanical watch.