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Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

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Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Free Delivery Above £44,00

Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

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Official dealer over a 100+ brands

Free returns within 30 days after purchase

Quartz watches - battery powered watches

Most watches sold today are quartz watches. Quartz watches are accurate, easy to maintain and lightweight. This in contrast to mechanical watches that were commonplace before 1969 - when Seiko brought the very first Astron Quartz watch on the market.

What is a quartz watch?

A quartz watch contains a movement driven by  a quartz crystal. Quartz crystal is used in these movements because it vibrates with a very accurate frequency and thus drives an electronic oscillator (usually in the form of a microscopic tuning fork). An oscillator is a circuit that generates a periodic signal. This is used to drive the hands of a quartz watch or the digits of a digital watch.

The development of quartz movements (already since 1927 applied in clocks) was a revolution in the accuracy of time registration. And with the rise of digital electronics in the eighties of the last century, it was also possible to produce more compact and cheaper watches. This way quartz timepieces became the standard.

 

Why buy a quartz watch?

The big advantage of a quartz watch compared to a mechanical watch (also called automatic watch) is that you do not have to wind the watch every day or adjust the time.

The only time you have to adjust your watch manually is when your watch has a date indication. After a month of 28 (February) or 30 days you have to set the date to the first day of the next month. A quartz movement is also very accurate, it has a maximum deviation of a few seconds per month, up to 1 minute per year.

 

In addition, quartz watches - because the movements are very small - are much lighter in weight and thinner than mechanical watches. For example, quartz watches can be made in all kinds of special shapes, contain more than one movement per watch or can be made extremely thin, such as the Swatch Skin watches.

And - not unimportantly - quartz watches are available in all price ranges. From a few dozen to thousands of euros, depending on the brand, materials used and quality of the movement.

At Watch.co.uk you can find quartz watches starting from € 24.95.

 

Are quartz watches always battery powered watches?

Yes, most quartz watches indeed contain a battery that has to be exchanged every so often. The life of the battery depends on various factors. How many functions the watch contains, whether it contains lighting and whether it is analogue or digital (and what type of digital display the watch contains).

There are also hybrid forms where the watch contains a movement-rechargeable battery - for example in Seiko Kinetic watches - These batteries therefore rarely have to be replaced.

With Solar or Eco-Drive (the solar system of Citizen) watches the battery is charged by solar energy or light. This type of battery also rarely needs to be replaced.

The less often the battery needs to be replaced the better it is for the watch. This way the water-resistance of the watch is protected.

 

Replace watch battery

Always have your watch battery replaced by a jeweler or licensed watchmaker.

 

Free shipping and free return service

Just like all other products on this site, we ship quartz watches from our own stock. We guarantee free shipping on orders over € 50. You have 30 days to change your mind and can return your purchase free of charge. Is the watch a present? We gift wrap it for you for free!

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