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What is the difference between a Quartz and Mechanic watch?

There are different kinds of watches, each working in their own specific way. At BAUNAT, we only offer high quality watches with an analogue display where the dial and gold hands show the exact time. Another option is the digital display, which is less luxurious and durable, and not sold at BAUNAT.

The analogue watch can be divided into two types:

  • Quartz
  • Mechanic

Where they derive their energy from is the main difference, and while both are frequently used, each type has their own characteristics.

A quartz watch

Inside a Quartz watch are small quartz crystals that oscillate back and forth making the gold hands move. Perfect for everyday use, these watches precisely tell time thanks to the small battery that gives its energy to the crystals. The watches of our Italian Collection are all working according to this type and are available in different versions, with a leather or 18kt gold bracelet. Featuring two different movements: the Swiss movement and Japanese movement, which is based on where the watch was manufactured, and often a question of availability.

A mechachic watch

In contrast, the mechanic type is driven by kinetic energy, a kind of energy that is obtained due to a certain movement or motion.

Again divided into two categories:

  • Manual mechanic
  • Automatic mechanic

Manual Mechanic

A traditional watch movement where the wearer has to manually wound the crown to create the energy for the hands to move. BAUNAT has one model amongst the remarkable Swiss Collection that works according to the manual mechanic system: our Chaux watch.

Automatic Mechanic

A quite popular type of watch where it combines the craftmanship of the mechanic watch with an easy to use system. The energy to power the watch comes from the wrist movements, meaning that the watch will maintain its power as long as it’s worn regularly. Our limited-edition Swiss Collection features six different models that work according to this system. The Jura watches, named after the region in Switzerland where they were manufactured, are handmade Swiss Made watches of the highest quality.

Mechanic watches, such as our limited-edition Swiss Collection, are more complex than Quartz watches and  involve real craftmanship work. Carefully put together by an expert, the watches have many tiny elements and components all working together to create an exceptional timepiece.  All the watches of our Swiss Collection, combine refined designs with cutting edge technology, which is constantly evolving, allowing watchmakers to create a piece that is even more precisely engineered with a great attention to detail. A mechanic watch has a high standard of perfection and will continue to operate for years, making it perfect to give from one generation to another.

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