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

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

How does a watch in Quartz work?

A true revolution in the 70 years, the Quartz watch is today the most commercialized type of watch in the world, despite a strong enthusiasm around the automatic watch.

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


But how does a Quartz watch work?

As its name suggests a show Quartz 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 in the watches 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 allows watches Quartz to be extremely precise. It is considered that a show Quartz is less than one second per month.


Discover our French watches without further delay man and for woman with these famous movements quartz or subscriber trunk dialling

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What a Quartz Watch Looks Like

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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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