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What is the difference between an automatic watch and a quartz?

There are two very distinct families of watches whose particularities will make all the difference on your wrist. With an automatic watch and a quartz watch, two schools are available to you. Between automatic or manual winding, let's clarify this together.

Automatic watches: excellence for enthusiasts

These are the most popular models among watch enthusiasts. The reputation of the automatic watch is now well established. With the simple movement of the wrist, the watch winds itself without requiring power via a cell or other battery. Whether you wear it daily or on a more exceptional basis, kinetic energy remains the main ally of this mechanical beauty.

Without electronic components, owners of automatic watches prefer these models to take full advantage of a frame adorned with atypical movement hands.

Overall, these intricate accessories are considered above all an elegant piece of jewelry that will last over time.

Quartz watches: reliability at the tip of the hands

Although they are often denigrated by fans of exceptional watches, quartz frames remain the most popular. Generally within the reach of all budgets, quartz watches are often the most attractive.

Thanks to the simple impulse of a battery and a thin strip of quartz, the needles ensure incomparable regularity and fluidity.

Less fragile and in a smaller format, they have been popular since their marketing at the end of the 1960s. Unfortunately, this relatively recent technology completely sidelines the know-how of watchmakers. This is why this category of watches is not recommended as a gift to an enthusiast and will not or rarely be worn by connoisseurs.

Additionally, with a quartz watch, more regular servicing is required. Above all, because the batteries have a limited lifespan and the mechanism of these frames has difficulty coping with time. Where a mechanical watch will only require a check ideally every five years, it is recommended to take a quartz watch every two years to the watchmaker.

Choosing the right watch is particularly laborious. This is why Maison Beaubleu offers an original range with a customizable and versatile design to meet everyone's needs.