Watches have gone through quite a lot of innovation since their initial inception several centuries ago. It's easy to underestimate, nowadays, exactly how much of an innovation mechanical timekeeping really was. Even with that in mind, the miniaturization necessary for a pocket watch, or later a wristwatch, remains quite an impressive feat of engineering even today.
Over the past few decades, the role of watches and standards for their quality have gone through a bit of a roller coaster, leaving many Watches Manufacturers feeling rather challenged to keep up with trends. The advent of digital watches was probably the first real upheaval, and it's actually not surprising that a lot of casual users would prefer a digital readout, given how much easier it is to tell time with such a device. However, creating a stylish, sophisticated digital watch is not easy.
While attempts have been made, and some of the higher-and electronics manufacturers have made smart watches the do, on the surface, look like something that came out of a good Swiss Watch Factory, there is something of a "tackiness"to them, unavoidably.
The truth is, a traditional quartz movement watch has a lot of advantages even in this modern time when most people tell time with phones and other computational devices. If you ask any Luxury Watches Manufacturer, they will be quick to cite that it's not just about the appearance and elegance of these traditional timepieces, it's their reliability.
Quartz movement is actually more reliable than digital, despite the fact that some digital clocks actually use quartz in their internal workings. The more layers of obfuscation involved, in the case of digital watches, the more room for error and degradation of reliability. Digital watches are also quite vulnerable, with static, battery degradation, UV and extreme temperatures causing them to malfunction badly.
Contrarily, a traditional watch is invulnerable to static electricity, and temperature differences don't really affect them that severely. Some of the best Swiss watches have been found to still be quite operational in Arctic temperatures as well as a sweltering heat of some of the most desolate deserts of the planet. While microchips are great, nothing can quite beat the elegance and mechanical ingenuity of a traditional Swiss watch.
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