You might know that all watches have different movements. The movement is essentially the engine of the watch. It’s what makes the watch, and complications if it has any, work. Your watch simply wouldn’t work without some method of movement. There are two categories of movement - mechanical and quartz. We’re going to look at the quartz movement, specifically Japanese quartz movement.
First you need to know why it’s called the Japanese quartz movement. It’s not the quartz that is of Japanese origin, but rather the mechanism. In 1969, Japanese watchmakers developed the quartz movement, and it’s been used in thousands of watches ever since.
One of the reasons why it’s so popular is because of how it works. It doesn’t require winding, as some mechanisms do. It has a battery, and a piece of crystal quartz. The battery sends an electrical signal through the quartz, which makes it vibrate. The vibrations are measured by a circuit and converted into one pulse a second, and this pulse makes the hands of the watch move consistently and accurately.
Quartz movements are extremely accurate, and they don’t need human intervention in order to work, but these are only two of the reasons why they’re so popular. They also need less maintenance, because they have less moving parts. This makes them durable as well, because fewer moving parts means fewer parts that could possibly need repair. Quartz movements are also more cost effective, which makes them more affordable for you.
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