【Wristwatch introductory Lesson I:Watch movement types and differences】

In the watch market, there are ordinary and expensive. The price difference can be so so big. In addition to the gorgeous jewelry inlaid on the watch, the difference in the structural parts of the watch itself is also one of the decisive factors. Most watches in the world can be roughly divided into two types according to the type of movement: Quartz movement and Mechanical movement. Have you noticed that the most expensive watches on the market are mainly mechanical watches? Do you know why? 

 

Quartz Movement:

・Simple Structure. The motor is driven by the battery to drive the pointer towards.
・The only time component is a piece of quartz.
・Thin case and lightweight
・Accurate travel time, the error can be kept within 1 second

      NSQUARE Sweetie Quartz Series 51mm N19.5 Hyper Violet

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      NSQUARE Sweetie Quartz Series 51mm N19.13 Big Yellow

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      NSQUARE Sweetie Quartz is specially designed for women who also like larger dials but only find boring styles in the past. The 51mm dial uses a Japanese quartz movement. The second hand stops at any position. The main feature is a sweet pantone monochromatic design, matched with sparkling Swarovski crystals with the skeleton watch. The style is lively and vital without losing its temperament. The rubber strap fits comfortably on your wrist. Ladies can still keep their sharpest faces no matter they go shopping and do sports.

       

       

      Mechanical Movement:

      ・Operates on a mechanical principle, using the spring in the movement to store kinetic energy to drive the gears to push the hands towards.
      ・The standard mechanical watch has at least about 130 parts. The more expensive and more complicated, the more parts are involved.
      ・Simply use the clockwork to store kinetic energy without worrying about battery problems.
      ・Can be divided into manual / automatic winding; automatic winding is further divided into one-way / two-way.
      ・Generally can use more than ten years.

          NSQUARE Snake King Automatic Watch 46mm N10.6 Blue Steel/Blue

             

           

          NSQUARE Snake King Automatic Watch 46MM N10.8 Devil Gold

            

          Snake King series, NSquare's best-selling series. With a mysterious charm and unique snake design, it seized the hearts of fans. All Snake King series use automatic movement, one-way winding mode, both manual or automatic winding. 46mm diameter stainless steel 316L case, with different colors and snake scale embossed straps, allowing you to match your different shapes at will.

          The SNAKE KING series is stylish and elegant, and you can bring it whenever you go to work, meetings or dating. No need to worry about being unmotivated once you wear it all the time with you.

           

          To sum up, we make a gentle summary and comparison for you:

           1. Accuracy

          The accuracy of quartz watches is consistent. The internal quartz crystal provides a stable pulse wave, so it can maintain a fairly high accuracy, and the daily error can be kept within 1 second.

          Due to the sophisticated and complex structure of mechanical watches, it is easy to reduce the accuracy of the time due to the influence of external factors. Moreover, if the winding is not enough, the mechanical watch will not have enough power, which will slow down the travel time. Under normal circumstances, there may be at least 4 to 5 seconds of error per day.

          2. Power source

          -Quartz watches need to replace the battery regularly, and the life of the battery is generally about 2-3 years.

          -The automatic machine uses only the clockwork to store kinetic energy, so there is no need to worry about battery problems.

          3. Weight

          Generally speaking, because of the simple structure and parts, quartz watches are generally more complex and lighter than mechanical watches.

          Standard mechanical watches normally have about 130 parts. Of course, the more expensive and more complex mechanical watches involve more parts, the weight is naturally heavier.

           

           

          In response to different movements, the difference between the two movements can actually be seen from the surface.

          Here is a little trick to share with you;)

          Reference for distinguishing mechanical watches and quartz watches:

          ・From the perspective of the second hand, The second hand of a quartz watch has the tick-tick motion that moves once per second while mechanical watches have a smooth, sweeping seconds motion.

             

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            The little knowledge about watches provided by NSQUARE will be dismissed first. This time, we shared the difference between quartz watches and mechanical watches in the simplest way. Next, we will talk about the precautions and tips for winding mechanical watches. Devil is in the detail. Stay tuned and learn more!

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            1. 【NSQUARE無限小知識】玩錶快速入門法:先了解自動機芯及石英機芯分別?

            https://youtu.be/HqbzJU-3BfM

              

             

             

            【玩錶入門課I:腕錶機芯種類、分別】

            腕錶市場裡有平有貴,價格差異大到令人咋舌。除了鑲嵌在錶上的華麗珠寶外,其腕錶本身的結構零件差異也是決定性的因素之一,世上絕大多數腕錶可粗略根據機芯種類而分為兩種:石英機芯機械機芯。不知你有沒有留意到,市面上大部分昂貴腕錶都是以機械錶為主,你知道為甚麼嗎?

             

             

            石英機芯

            -結構簡單,以電池供應電力驅動馬達來推動指針走時。

            -唯一的時間組件是一塊石英

            -錶殻較薄,重量輕巧

            -走時精準,誤差可保持在1秒以內

             

            NSQUARE Sweetie Quartz甜美系列 石英-51毫米 N19.5 超艷紫羅蘭

              

             

            NSQUARE Sweetie Quartz甜美系列 石英-51毫米 N19.13 大黃

               

            NSquare Sweetie Quartz甜美系列,專門設計予同樣喜愛較大直徑錶盤卻又嫌以往款式乏味的女士而設。51mm直徑錶盤,使用日本石英機芯,秒針任意位置停止機能,主打甜美pantone單色設計,配合閃閃生輝的施華洛水晶,鏤空錶盤設計,款式活潑調皮又不失氣質。橡膠尼龍錶帶,舒適貼合手腕,女士們亦可帶住靚靚咁無論去邊,行街買餸shopping做運動都唔驚。

             

             

            機械機芯

            -以機械原理運作,利用機芯內的發條去儲蓄動能來帶動齒輪推動錶針顯示時間

            -標準既機械錶最少有約130個零件,越貴越複雜則涉及更多零件。

            -單純用利用發條儲存動能,無需煩惱電池問題

            -機械錶壽命一般有十年以上

            -可分為手動/自動上鍊;自動上鍊中再分為單向/雙向

             

            NSQUARE Snake King蛇皇系列 自動錶-46毫米 N10.6 鋼藍色

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            NSQUARE Snake King蛇皇系列 自動錶-46毫米 N10.8 魔王金

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            Snake King蛇皇系列,NSquare的皇牌熱賣系列首選。以擁有神秘魅力既獨特蟒蛇設計俘虜一眾錶迷的心。Snake King全系列均使用自動上弦機芯,單向上鍊模式,可手動或自動上鍊,46mm直徑不銹鋼316L錶殻,配有不同顏色及蛇鱗紋理壓花錶帶讓你隨意配搭你的不同造型。SNAKE KING蛇皇系列時尚優雅,不論返工開會、收工約會去邊都帶得,時刻帶住就唔怕無動力啦。

             

              

            看完這篇文章,來做個輕輕的小總結:

            比較兩者

            1. 精準度

            石英腕錶的精準度都是一致的。內部的石英晶體提供穩定的脈衝波,因此可以保持相當高的精確度,每天的誤差可保持在1秒以內。

            機械錶由於構造精密複雜,容易因為受外在因素影響而造成走時精確度下降。而且若上鍊不夠,令機械錶動力不夠,會令走時變慢,正常情況下每天可能出現最少也會有4~5秒誤差。

            2. 動力來源

            -石英錶需要定期更換電池,一般電池的壽命大概為2-3年。

            -自動機因為單純用利用發條儲存動能,無需煩惱電池問題。

            3. 重量

            一般來說,因為結構及零件簡單,石英錶一般較複雜既機械錶輕巧。標準既機械錶正常都有約130個零件,當然越貴越複雜的機械腕錶則涉及更多零件,重量就自然更重。

             

             

            因應機芯不同,從表面看其實亦能看出兩種機芯的分別,以下教大家一個小技巧:

            鑒別機械錶和石英錶的參考

            • 以外觀來比較,機械錶走時會比石英錶暢,從秒針走時來看,機械錶的秒針多是不間斷順滑前走,石英錶的秒針則會一格一跳;

             

             

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            由NSQUARE提供的玩錶小知識就先下課了,這次為大家用最簡單最淺白的方式告訴石英錶和機械錶的分別,接下來就會講機械錶上鍊的注意事項和小提示,上鍊亦有不少魔鬼細節在其中。敬請留意我們的Youtube頻道:【NSQUARE無限小知識】 或 官網網誌更新。

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            【NSQUARE無限小知識】玩錶快速入門法:先了解自動機芯及石英機芯分別?

            https://youtu.be/HqbzJU-3BfM