This weekend as the New Orleans Saints battle the Seattle Seahawks, the Indianapolis Colts go up against the New England Patriots, the San Francisco 49ers combat the Carolina Panthers and the San Diego Chargers clash with the Denver Broncos in each teams quest to the Super Bowl… you may want to consider another popular competition: automatic watches vs. quartz watches.
There are plenty of pros and cons to owning either a quartz or automatic timepiece. Quartz watches are powered by batteries, which have to be replaced about every two years. They are usually more economical and are an extremely great value.
Automatic watches do not require batteries and rely on the movement and motion of user’s arm. Many automatic models are self-wound as well. However, when you take the watch off it will wind down in 10 to 72 hours depending upon the power reserve inside. A watch winder is one solution to keeping an automatic watch running, when you’re not wearing it.
An easy way to tell the difference between an automatic or quartz watch is the movement on the second hand of each. Automatic styles have a smooth second hand operation that runs continuously in a fluid sweeping movement. Quartz models have a second hand operation with a pulsating repeated starting and stopping action.
WorldofWatches.com has a wide variety of popular quartz and automatic watches for men and women to choose from. Many brands, such as Invicta, Swiss Legend, red line, Cartier, Movado, TAG Heuer, Breitling and Baume & Mercier offer similar models in both quartz and automatic styles.
You can find the red line Torque Sport men’s watch in both styles at WorldofWatches.com. Each watch has a strapping 50mm diameter stainless steel case and an attractive red silicone strap.
The automatic model has a black dial with a 24-hour subdial, white hands and index markers. The skeleton crystal case-back on this watch lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside. The quartz style has a bright red dial, black hands and index markers.
Both styles have automatic date calendars and are water resistant to 100 meters.
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