Quartz revolutionized watch movements. This post gives a little horological history soaked in just the right amount of science to answer your questions about what quartz means to watches.
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What is the difference between a mechanical and a quartz watch movement? Quite a bit as this article explains.
Microbrands are making watches with luxury-grade components and assembly available at affordable prices. Where luxury brand prices have prevented many buyers from purchasing a Swiss Made timepiece in the past, microbrand prices but those watches within reach. There are risks, so buyers need to know what to look for prior to making a purchase.
Three distinctly different materials are used to make watch crystals. Each has advantages and disadvantages. Read on to learn about which material is the best for your watch needs.