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Quartz Movement: What is it? How does it work?

Quartz Movement: What is it? How does it work? -Charlie Paris

How does a Quartz movement work?

True revolution in the years 70, the Quartz motion watch is now the most commercially available type of watch in the world, despite a keen interest in automatic watches.

Movementis the mechanism that allows a watch to function. ToCharlie Paris, we supply Citizen, a Japanese manufacturer formost of our Quartz motion watchesLarge Swiss watch houses generally own their own manufacture, which is why their prices are very high.


But how does this movement work?

As its name suggests a Quartz motion watch is a watch that requires the use of Quartz crystal. Quartz is a mineral with piezoelectric properties. piézoélectricité is the ability of a material to be electrically polarized under the action of a mechanical force. Conversely, this material has the ability to vibrate and oscillate under the action of an electrical voltage. This is what we call the opposite effect of piezoelectricity. The phenomenon of piezoelectricity was discovered by brothers Pierre and Jacques Curie in 1880.

This vibration of the quartz is not any kind, it is exactly 32,768 vibrations in one second. All quartz strips present in a movement Quartz vibrate at this frequency. A counter calculates the number of vibrations emitted by the quartz strip, once this number reaches 32,768 it triggers the advance of the trotter by one second and the mechanism of the display of the time in general.

The regularity of these vibrations is what allowswatches equipped with movementQuartz to be extremely precise. It is considered that a Quartz motion watch is less than one second per month.


Discover without further delay ourFrench watches for men  and for woman with these famous movements quartz or subscriber trunk dialling

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To Charlie Paris, our mission is to offer you watches that are both sober and remarkable, with an excellent value for money and a responsible manufacture. Our watches are 'Made in France' because they are designed, designed and assembled and France with high quality components. We offer French watches for man and for woman with different sealing levels and with quartz movements or subscriber trunk dialling. Do you have any questions? Our team is at your disposal by email to or by phone to09 67 41 12 37.

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