Watch movements – How do you choose the right one?

Watch movements are the heart of a watch, with each type of movement having their own advantages. There are two basic movement types; quartz and mechanical. In quartz movements a battery passes an electrical curret through a quartz, which oscillate at a precise frequency. Concequently this drives the movement turning the hands. Hand or automatic winding charges a mainspring in mechanical movements. As a result the spring releases stored energy, which concequently turns the gears of the watch.

Quartz Watch Movements

Seiko introduced the first quartz watch in December 1969. First of all quartz watches were analogue watches. Then came the digital quartz watch. Initially quartz movements met resistance from the mechanical movement manufacturers and Swiss watchmakers. Consequently these sections of the watch inductry were less willing to accept the technology. However, due to the accuracy of a quartz movement and no need for winding, the industry adopted the technology.

Mechanical Watch Movements

Originally women wore wristwatches, and men used pocket watches. Leather bands were then fitted to pocket watches and concequently wrist watches were produced. The first wrist watches were used by the matilary a design feature also seen today. Mechanical movements require highly skilled watch making. Concequently they are the movements almost always seen in high end wrist watches.

Swiss Watch Movements

Therefore to enable SEITIES watches to produce high quality watches at an affordable price we have chosen to use Swiss quartz movements in our limited release – debut; Day / Date watch. Above all we believe the cost to benefit ratio for using a quartz movement far outweighs that of a mechanical movement. As a result SEITIES watches provide a highly accurate watch without the price tag to match.