When buying a watch today, you are basically faced with two choices, a mechanical or quartz watch.
So, what is the difference?
The watch relies on a battery that generates an electric current that passes through a small quartz crystal. This crystal then oscillates at a very high frequency that in turn drives a small motor, which causes the hands of the watch to move.
Quarclockwatch.htmltz watches appear to be a great deal more popular than mechanical watches, not only because they are cheaper but because they are a lot more versatile. For instance, a Quartz Watch can be transformed into a fashion or a fine watch by just changing the leather strap to metal chain links. You now have a watch that will go with any outfit.
The quartz watch is also very durable, as they have less moving parts. Lastly, the quartz watches are a lot lighter than mechanical watches. This because the mechanical watches have quite a few metal parts and the more functions your watch has the heavier it will be. So, if you are looking for a lightweight watch go for quartz.