Quartz movements are very accurate and require minimal maintenance aside from battery replacements. They tend to be low cost since they are battery powered and have few moving parts. Quartz watches aren’t as desirable to most watch enthusiasts because they lack the technical craftsmanship and engineering that mechanical timepieces have. Quartz movements in fine Japan and Swiss watch brands, such as Patek Phillipe, Raymond Weil, Tag Heuer, Omega, Skagen, Longines, Daniel Wellington, MVMT and many more, are designed to comply with their strict quality standards.
Workings of a Quartz Movement
A quartz movement uses a battery as its primary power source and is typically the type of movement that you will find in your standard watch. To create power in quartz watch movements, a battery sends an electrical current through a small quartz crystal, electrifying the crystal to create vibrations. These vibrations keep the movement oscillating and drive the motor to move the watch hands.
Mechanical movements are often chosen over quartz movements for luxury watches because of the level of quality and craftsmanship of mechanical movements. Skillfully created by expert watchmakers, these movements contain an intricate series of tiny components working together to power the timepiece. Although the general design of mechanical watches has not changed much in centuries, technology has allowed for more precise engineering and a greater attention-to-detail.
How a Mechanical Movement Works:
Unlike quartz movements, a mechanical movement uses energy from a wound spring, rather than a battery, to power the watch. This spring stores energy and transfers it through a series of gears and springs, regulating the release of energy to power the watch.
At Lokdale we use Swiss Ronda and Japan Miyota. Since we are a very young company, In the near future we will be looking to introduce our uniquely made and designed Lokdale Automatic and Mechanical timepiece.