The Difference Between Glashütte Mechanical Watch And Quartz Watch

The operating life of mechanical watches is longer than that of quartz watches. But the fact is not necessarily true, because all the moving parts in quartz watches are the same as mechanical watches. The life of electronic components has not been completely tested, but it is likely to have the same life. The main difference between a quartz watch and a mechanical watch is which energy source is used to drive the movement of the watch movement.
How Glashütte mechanical watches work Glashütte mechanical watches have a spiral. When people wind the watch, the spiral is tightened at the same time. When the helix is ​​released, it starts to drive the movement of the watch. A major disadvantage of mechanical watches is the inconsistency in the speed of spiral movement, which leads to a reduction in the accuracy of timing. Accuracy is also affected by factors such as temperature, location, wear of parts, and some other factors. Therefore, when a mechanical Glashütte watch has an error of 15-30 seconds in a day, it can be regarded as normal. The smallest error can reach only 4-5 seconds.
How Glashütte quartz watches work Glashütte quartz watches use a battery as a source of energy. The battery outputs power to the electronic block and motor in the Tissot watch. The electronic block outputs a pulse wave to the motor every second, and the motor pushes the hands to run. Because the quartz crystal can provide the most stable pulse wave, the highest accuracy can be guaranteed (under normal circumstances, the monthly error is between 15-25 seconds; the smallest error is only 5 seconds a year). Because of the quartz crystal in it, the watch is also named quartz Glashütte. In addition, a battery can work continuously for several years, so there is no need to wind such a Glashütte watch. Generally, mechanical Glashütte watches are much more expensive than quartz Glashütte watches. At this time, because the Glashütte mechanical watch needs precise manual adjustment and time adjustment in its production process, the quartz watch is usually assembled on the automatic production line.