Gucci Watches Take Over The Watch Industry

Nov 30 11:16 2007 Patrick Bedford Print This Article

The benefits of quartz gucci watche over the traditional mechanical timepiece.

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Since the invention of the quartz watch in the 1970's,Guest Posting nearly all of the watches on the market are quartz battery powered. Over 90% of all watches manufactured today, including Gucci watches, are quartz watches. So why has the watch industry gone quartz and for the most part stopped making mechanical watches?

There are several advantages to quartz watches over mechanical watches. Although it may not seem like it, quartz is much cheaper than mechanical watches. Aside from it being cheaper to purchase, the parts are much cheaper and the watch as a whole is more reliable. Therefore, there is less maintenance required with a quartz watch than a mechanical watch.

You will find that with a quartz watch, you will on average lose or gain up to one second per week. Compare that to a mechanical watch, which can potentially lose or gain up to one minute per week. It is obvious that quartz watches are much more accurate and reliable than a mechanical watch. What makes quartz so accurate is its extremely high oscillations of up to 32,768 cycles per second.

While it is more accurate, quartz watches are also very reliable. Quartz watches have fewer moving parts than mechanical watches, which gives it less of a chance to break down. With all of the moving parts going on in a mechanical watch, there is more friction and wear and tear on the parts, causing them to break down much quicker.

As mentioned, a majority of the watch industry has gone quartz replacing the fad of mechanical watches that dominated the world since the 14th century. With the invention and innovation of quartz watches, you can now find high quality Gucci watches such as the 6105 collection for women and the 7705 for men.

So you may wonder why there are even 10% mechanical watches still manufactured today. Mechanical watches tend to have a longer lifespan than quartz watches, and with the proper care and servicing can be handed down for generations. You will often find mechanical watches as collectibles that can build up a hefty price tag because of its rarity.

Also, mechanical watches are not near as sensitive to cold temperatures like quartz watches are. In cold conditions, mechanical watches continue running while quartz watches will shut down temporarily to save the battery life.

No matter where you look, you will almost always find quartz watches nowadays. With the number of benefits quartz watches have over mechanical watches, you can now save money and have a reliable watch with less maintenance. Every name brand, including Gucci watches, has gone quartz taking over the watch industry in a hurry.

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