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Bulgari Serpenti 102968 New Steel 27mm Quartz United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Cartier Tank Solo W5200013 New Steel 24mm Quartz United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Longines DolceVita L55125717 New 23.3037.00mm Quartz United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Longines DolceVita Quartz Silver Dial Ladies Watch - L55125717
$1,629
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Bulgari Bulgari 102073 New Steel 26mm Quartz United States of America, California, San Mateo
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Breitling Galactic W7234812 Unworn Steel 29mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
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Cartier Tank Louis Cartier 2441 Very good Yellow gold Quartz United States of America, California, Los Angeles
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Cartier Tank Louis Date Yellow Gold Box/Papers 2441 Brown Leather
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Cartier Santos Dumont WH100251 White gold 30mm United States of America, New Hampshire, Nashua
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$12,500
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5067A-011 Very good Steel 35.6mm Quartz United States of America, Florida, West Palm Beach
Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5067A-011 White Aquanaut Factory Diamonds
$35,999
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Omega De Ville Trésor 428.18.39.60.04.001 New Steel 39mm Quartz United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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$3,845
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Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz 19019 Unworn White gold 36mm Quartz United States of America, New York, Westchester County
Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz
$30,000
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Breitling Cockpit B50 VB501022/BD41 Good Titanium 46mm Quartz United States of America, Illinois, Plainfield
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$4,550
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore New Steel Quartz United States of America, California, Garden Grove
Audemars Piguet Cally Royal Oak Offshore Table Clock Quartz
$3,350
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333 Very good Platinum 32mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Vacheron Contantin Platinum 333 Watch
$12,500
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 67651ST.ZZ.D002CR.01 Very good Steel 33mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Stainless Steel Factory Diamond...
$15,999
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Corum Coin Watch 293.645.56/0001 MU51 Very good Yellow gold 35.5mm Quartz United States of America, California, Pasadena
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Corum Coin Watch, Original Box and Papers, $20 Eagle
$8,650
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Cartier Tank Solo W5200024 Good Rose gold 31mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Tank Solo Small Model W5200024 18K Rose Gold on...
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Cartier Ballon Bleu 28mm W69001Z2 Very good Yellow gold United States of America, Florida, West Palm Beach
Cartier Ballon Bleu 28mm Yellow Gold with diamond bezel
$11,999
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Omega De Ville Trésor 428.18.36.60.03.001 New Steel 36mm Quartz United States of America, Florida, Hollywood
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$3,285
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Tissot T005.517A Very good Steel 40mm Quartz United States of America, California, Fullerton
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Tissot Quadrato
$400
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4910/11R-010 Very good Rose gold 25mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Patek Philippe Twenty~4 18K Rose Gold & Diamonds Ref. 4910/11R
$25,250
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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 New Steel Quartz United States of America, California, Newport Beach
Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 Table Clock 2019
$2,900
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Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz 19018 Very good Yellow gold 36mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Yellow Gold Day-Date Oysterquartz Ref. 19018 with Wood Dial
$19,500
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Breitling Galactic 36 W7433012A779 Unworn Steel 36mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
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Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz 17013 Very good Steel 36mm Quartz United States of America, Michigan, Warren
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Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 17013 18k Solid Yellow Gold & SS...
$5,595
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Breitling Colt Quartz A57035 Fair Steel 38mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Breitling Colt Quartz White Dial Leather Bracelet A57035
$845
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Harry Winston Premier 200/UCQ32W Good White gold United States of America, Florida, West Palm Beach
Harry Winston Premier MOP Dial with Diamonds
$13,999
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Cartier Panthère 107000M Good Yellow gold 21mm United States of America, Arizona, SCOTTSDALE
Cartier Panthere 18k
$8,150
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Chanel J12 H0968 Very good Ceramic 33mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Chanel Preowned J12 White Ceramic Stainless Steel 33mm White...
$2,990
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4908/11R-010 Very good Rose gold 22mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Ref. 4908R 18K Rose Gold and Diamonds
$21,500
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Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier W6701008 New Rose gold 36mm Quartz United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier 36 mm Pink Gold Steel Case W6701008
$4,699
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Very good White gold 35mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Audemars Piguet White Gold Emerald & Diamond Royal Oak Watch
$100,000
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 67650SR.OO.1261SR.01 Very good Steel 33mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Stainless Steel and Rose Gold Index...
$26,599
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Cartier Santos Galbée 1564 Very good Steel 29mm Quartz United States of America, Michigan, Warren
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Cartier Santos Ref.1564 Swiss Quartz Movement Stainless Steel...
$3,295
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Ebel Beluga E9157421 Very good Steel 27mm Quartz United States of America, California, Fullerton
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Ebel Beluga Reference #: E9157421
$600
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 01 New Steel 33mm Quartz United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 33mm Black Dial SS Quartz UNWORN 2021
$19,500
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Very good Yellow gold Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 25mm 18k Yellow Gold Watch
$11,850
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Breitling Colt Chronograph A73350 Very good Steel 38mm Quartz United States of America, New Jersey, Glen Ridge
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Breitling Colt Chronograph
$1,650
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4908/200G-001 Good White gold 26.3mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Patek Philippe Twenty~4 Ref. 4908G 18K White Gold and Diamonds
$18,200
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Cartier Ronde Solo de Cartier W6701007 New Rose gold Quartz United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Cartier 2021 Ronde Solo De Cartier W6701007
$5,000
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Patek Philippe Twenty~4 4910/51 Very good White gold 25mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Patek Philippe White Gold Twenty-4 All Diamond Watch Ref. 4910
$80,000
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Hublot Big Bang 38 mm 361.PX.1280.RX.1104 Unworn Rose gold 38mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Hublot Big Bang Rose Gold Factory Gem Set Black Arabic Dial...
$19,399
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Harry Winston Midnight MIDQMP39WW001 Very good White gold 39mm Quartz United States of America, Florida, Coral Gables
Harry Winston Midnight Moon Phase MIDQMP39WW001
$11,999
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Rolex Datejust Oysterquartz 17013 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
Rolex Oysterquartz 17013 Stainless Steel / Yellow Gold
$4,703
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 01 New Steel 33mm Quartz United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 33mm Black Dial SS Quartz UNWORN 2021
$17,950
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Cartier Ballon Bleu 28mm ES28737033 Very good Steel 28mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Ballon Bleu Small Factory Silver Roman Dial 28MM Steel...
$3,600
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Concord Good Yellow gold 33mm Quartz United States of America, New Jersey, Atlantic city
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Concord 14K Solid Gold. 33mm. Priced to sell
$777
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Cartier WL411050 Very good White gold 45mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Libre Ceinture Allongée
$25,695
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Cartier Tank Française W4TA0009 New Steel 30mm Quartz United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Cartier 2021 Tank Francaise
$8,100
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Rolex 19158 Very good Yellow gold 36.5mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Rolex Yellow Oyster-Quartz Rainbow Watch Ref. 19158 with...
$155,000
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Hublot Big Bang 38 mm 361.CM.7170.LR.1204 Unworn Ceramic 28mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Hublot Big Bang Black Ceramic Factory Gem Set Bezel Blue Mixed...
$10,899
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 56175ST Very good Steel 33mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz 33mm 9.25Ct Custom Diamonds...
$22,199
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5067A-011 Unworn Steel 35.6mm Quartz United States of America, New York, NEW YORK
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Patek Philippe White Aquanaut
$34,000
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Cartier Tank Vermeil Very good Silver 21mm Quartz United States of America, New York, Huntington
Cartier Vintage Must de Cartier Tank Vermeil Gold Silver Roman...
$1,195
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780
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Cartier Tank Américaine W2603356 Very good White gold 45mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Tank Américaine Chronoflex 18K White Gold 45x27mm
$5,490
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Cartier Roadster Very good Steel Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Roadster Ladies Pink Sunray Dial 30MM Stainless Steel...
$3,345
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Cartier WJ301570 Very good White gold 16mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Cartier Himalia Privée Collection 18K White Gold and Diamond
$22,725
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Bulgari Lucea LU28WSPGSPG/12.T 102952 New Gold/Steel 28mm Quartz United States of America, Georgia, Alpharetta
Bulgari Ladies Lucea LU28WSPGSPG/12.T 102952
$7,000
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Cartier 2786 Very good White gold 45mm Quartz United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Cartier White Gold Asymmetrical Diamond Watch with Original...
$16,500
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady 67540OK.ZZ.A010CA.01 Very good Rose gold 37mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rose Gold Factory Gem Set...
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Cartier Panthère 1130 1 Very good Yellow gold 17mm Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
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Cartier Panthere Mini 11301 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Watch
$7,400
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Cartier Santos Galbée W20060D6 Unworn Steel 29mm Quartz United States of America, Florida, Miami
Cartier Santos Galbee 29mm /W20060D6
$3,750
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Rolex 5100 Very good Yellow gold 39mm United States of America, California, Huntington Beach
Rolex Quartz Beta 21 "texan" 5100 Yellow Gold
$13,477
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Bulgari Bulgari BB262T Very good Yellow gold 26mm Quartz United States of America, Texas, Houston
Bulgari Tubogas BB262T 18K Quartz Ladies Watch
$5,850
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 67601ST.ZZ.D002CR.01 Very good Steel Quartz United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady 33mm Factory Diamond Bezel...
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Quartz Watches: Precise and Affordable

The two most important aspects of a quartz watch are its precision and affordability. Luxury watch manufacturers like Omega, Breitling, and Cartier also offer quartz watches. Some extra functions are only possible with a quartz movement.


In this article about quartz watches you will find:

  • The advantages of quartz technology
  • Buying advice
  • Quartz watch technology
  • Historical development

Lots of Watch for Your Money

Quartz-powered watches are available at almost every price, ranging from 30 euros to well over 100,000 euros. In terms of numbers, quartz watches clearly dominate the worldwide watch market. Most often they are battery-powered watches from Asia, but Swiss manufacturers also offer a wide range of quartz watches. In total, 80% of all Swiss watches produced are quartz. Rolex used to occasionally produce quartz models as well. However, the Genevan manufacturer has since returned to exclusively producing mechanical watches. Competitors like Breitling and Omega, on the other hand, continue to offer quartz watches.

The advantages of a quartz movement are obvious: It's precise, deviating by only a few seconds per month; it's robust; cheap to produce; and easy to maintain. Luxury watches differ in many respects to mass-produced watches, however, as the luxury watches are still sold at much higher prices. Nevertheless, quartz watches are still found in the portfolios of some famous mechanical manufacturers. For example, some Breitling models from the Professional series have quartz movements, such as the Aerospace, Chronospace, and Exospace. These more expensive watches aren't defined by their prices, but rather the technical possibilities of these types of movements.

The Exospace B55 demonstrates the potential of modern quartz movements. Its electronic in-house caliber can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to download data to your phone and receive notifications. The watch also has a stopwatch with a flyback function, a perpetual calendar, a timer, an alarm, and a second time zone display. The Exospace B55 features both an analog display with three hands and a luminous digital display.

Some of these functions (Bluetooth, electronic digital display) are not possible with a purely mechanical watch. A perpetual calendar, flyback chronograph, second time zone display, and alarm are all available as complications on mechanical watches, but quartz watches with these features are relatively affordable alternatives. Mechanical watches with these complications, however, usually have astronomical prices.


Which quartz watch should I buy?

Are you thinking about purchasing a quartz watch? Precision, functionality, and attractive prices are the selling points for this type of watch. Even watch connoisseurs and lovers of high-quality mechanical watches advise wearing a quartz watch in certain circumstances. For example, if you play a sport such as tennis or golf while wearing a watch, a quartz watch is a good idea. It's not affected by the shocks that come when you hit the ball. A mechanical watch with 200 individual pieces, on the other hand, can hardly help but be affected. There is a much higher risk of damage during such activities. Even enthusiastic clapping at a concert can put stress on a mechanical watch.

Quartz watches have either very few or no moving pieces. To a large extent, they are immune to jostling and rough handling, which can harm a mechanical watch. Quartz watches also survive accidental drops significantly better. In short: Quartz watches are the ideal sport watches.


Affordable Entry Watches

You can purchase a good quartz watch for three figures. A quartz watch is much easier to finance than a mechanical watch. A sporty chronograph from the Tissot T-Race series costs around 400 euros new. The elegant Hamilton Jazzmaster is also in this price range. The American brand Fossil usually keeps their watches under 200 euros, as does Festina.

Traser and Luminox watches tend to have a military feel to their designs. Black dials and cases are typical of these brands. They offer countless tough watches in the 400 euro price range.

The selection is gigantic at these prices. In addition to Tissot, other famous manufacturers like Certina, Maurice Lacroix, Movado, and Raymond Weil have many watches available in this price range.

You can purchase a new TAG Heuer Formula 1 for around 1,000 euros. Swiss premium-name brands such as Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Hublot, and Omega also offer quartz watches, although some can only be purchased pre-owned. If they're pre-owned and in good condition, then the price rises to around 1,500 - 2,000 euros. The diving watch Omega Seamaster 300 M also falls in this price range. It became famous after being used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond films from the 1990s. For around 3,000 euros, you can purchase a quartz Rolex from the late 70s.


Quartz Watches from Jewelry Companies

Companies offering both luxurious jewelry and watches make up a considerable percent of quartz watches sold in the upper price segment. Cartier, Chopard, and Bulgari are good examples of such companies. Most watches with hefty 10,000+ euros price tags have solid gold or diamond-set cases. It's not rare to spend over 100,000 euros for one of these luxury watches.

Even the luxury manufacturers Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet have quartz watches to contribute to the line-up. Audemars Piguet has white gold, diamond-studded versions of their cult watches, the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. Usually, the (mechanical) movement is the most important factor for watch enthusiasts and is responsible for a significant portion of the price. However, when it comes to extremely expensive quartz watches, the movement doesn't affect the price calculation as much. Additionally, fans aren't as fascinated by quartz movements as they are by complex mechanical calibers. There's little written about quartz movements and not much discussion.

Quartz watches from Japan could have an entire article written about them alone. If you want good value for your money, then quartz watches from brands such as Seiko, Citizen, and Casio are good choices. They offer good quality with numerous functions, but are much less expensive than Swiss watches. One of Seiko's top models from the Seiko Astron series is solar powered, has a receiver for GPS time signal, and costs 1,400 euros new. A quartz watch from the Seiko subsidiary Lorus costs less than 100 euros. You can purchase a radio-controlled wristwatch waterproof to 200 m with Eco-Drive solar-powered technology for 400 euros.

Thanks to radio or GPS time signal, these watches almost always display the correct time. If solar powered, a watch doesn't require a new battery every 2-3 years like other watches. If you want to wear a watch for years without it ever losing accuracy and without ever having to change the time or worry about its energy source, then a solar watch would be perfect for you.


A Selection of Quartz Watches and Their Prices

Model Price (new)
Valetta Women's Watch 10 euros
Festina Men's Chronograph 100 euros
Casio G-Shock 100 euros
Seiko Prospex Divers Solar Chronograph 300 euros
Tissot T-Sport PRC 200 350 euros
Raymond Weil Toccata 650 euros
TAG Heuer Formula 1 1,000 euros
Seiko Astron GPS Solar (titanium case) 2,000 euros
Breitling Aerospace 3,300 euros
Omega Constellation (red or yellow gold) 10,000 euros
Cartier Santos Demoiselle (pink gold) 14,000 euros
Bulgari Serpenti (pink gold) 22,000 euros
Patek Philippe Twenty-4 (white gold, diamonds) 75,000 euros
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore (white gold, diamonds) 475,000 euros

How does a quartz watch work?

Electricity is one of the most important aspects of a quartz watch. Electricity is necessary to put the quartz crystal in motion. The quartz vibrates at a constant and reliable pace: 32,768 Hz, which explains its precision. In comparison, a mechanical movement ticks away at about 3 or 4 Hz. Normal quartz watches deviate from the correct time about 10-20 seconds per month. The precision depends on keeping the watch's temperature as constant as possible. Therefore, high-quality quartz movements are thermocompensated, meaning they measure the temperature and correct the minimal deviations in the quartz's frequency on the basis of their calculations.

The quartz crystal in the watch oscillates 32,768 times a second. These movements are detected by a microchip circuit, which divides the original 32,768 Hz into one regular electric pulse per second (1 Hz). An electromagnet switches between the plus and minus poles every second. The electromagnet attracts a permanent magnet but repels it in the next moment when it changes poles, creating incremental movements. A gear absorbs these movements and sets the hands of an analog quartz watch in motion. The electric stepping motor and the quartz crystal are usually powered by a lithium button cell battery. If it's a solar cell, then the energy needs to be stored until it's used. This type of battery lasts significantly longer than a normal one. Citizen's Eco-Drive retains 80% of its full capacity after 20 years.


The History of Quartz Watches

Quartz watches have been around since the 1920s. In the beginning, they were much larger and stored in cabinets at scientific institutions. In the 1950s, Patek Philippe began sending out the first wearable quartz watches from their factory in Geneva. These watches resembled modern quartz watches. The Swiss were well ahead of their time with this technology. However, Japan is the country most associated with this type of watch. The Seiko Astron 35SQ, the first market-ready quartz wristwatch, greatly contributed to this reputation. It was first presented on December 25th, 1969.

Over the next ten years, the new quartz watches made conventional mechanical watches almost irrelevant. The combination of precision and a low price was appealing to many customers. Some traditional European manufacturers disappeared completely during the so-called Quartz Crisis; the Swiss watch industry lost two-thirds of its employees. Towards the end of the 1980s, the situation began to relax. Mechanical watches experienced a comeback. Thanks to the smartwatch, the cards have been reshuffled once again. Manufacturers like Apple or Samsung are now competing with established watch brands. Quartz crystals will continue to power smartwatches efficiently and precisely.