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Quartz Movements


Quartz crystal shaped like a tuning fork

Many of Stuhrling Original’s most popular timepieces utilize quartz movements to power their complications. These battery-powered movements are more accurate than mechanical and automatic movements, but why? The answer can be found in the name. Quartz has a crystalline structure at a molecular level, and it’s that structure that gives it a unique and reliable frequency or resonance – about 32,768 Hz. Because quartz does not readily change size or structure according to temperature, it makes it an ideal material to use in order to keep accurate time. So how accurate is it? The typical quartz clock or watch will lose about 15 seconds every 30 days. That’s just half a second per day!

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