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Quartz vs. Manual vs. Automatic Watches - Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages

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Quartz vs. Manual vs. Automatic Watches - Differences, Advantages and Disadvantages

At the heart of a watch is it’s ‘movement’, which is the mechanism that moves the hands of the watch and keeps time.  Put simply, all analog watches consist of parts and gears that regulate the movement of the hands on the dial. The main difference between Quartz, Manual, and Automatic is in the power source. Each type of movement has its own distinct character, as well as its own advantages and disadvantages.  Quartz: These movements are named as such because of the quartz crystal inside, that works in tandem with a battery to keep time.  A battery for this...

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