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Quartz Watches Don't Need Maintenance? Think Again!

The energy source of a mechanical watch comes from the mainspring box inside the movement, while the energy of a quartz watch comes from the watch battery. Today, we will introduce some things about quartz watches. Quartz watch owners, pay attention!

Types of quartz watch batteries

There are generally five types of batteries for quartz watches: lithium battery, silver oxide battery, silver peroxide battery, mercury oxide battery, and solar cell. Each type of battery has its own advantages and disadvantages, and different brands and models of watches require different types of batteries.

Lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. Silver oxide batteries are more commonly used in custom quartz watches. Silver peroxide batteries have higher capacity. Mercury oxide batteries are rarely used in quartz watches because they are harmful to the environment. Solar cells convert light energy into electrical energy, making them more environmentally friendly.

How long can a quartz watch battery be used?

Depending on the movement and actual wearing conditions, the average lifespan of a button battery in a quartz watch is 2-3 years. Some high-end three-hand quartz watches have a warning device that indicates that the watch is running out of power when the second hand jumps continuously for several seconds, indicating that it is necessary to replace the battery quickly. Digital electronic watches use flashing display boards to indicate that the battery is running out of power.

If the battery in a quartz watch is not replaced in time when it runs out of power, it may leak and damage the internal components of the watch.

Maintenance for Quartz Watch

Although quartz watches do not require comprehensive cleaning and oiling services like mechanical watches wholesale, they still need to be tested for water resistance, cleaned and maintained inside and out at regular intervals. It is recommended to test the water resistance of the watch every 1-2 years, which can be done when the battery is replaced. If there is a problem, handle it promptly.

For external cleaning, it needs to be carried out according to the wearing environment and conditions to ensure that the metal surface of the watch remains free of sweat and dirt. Long-term accumulation of dirt can corrode the metal layer on the surface of the watch case.

A whole machine maintenance is recommended every 5-7 years, which can effectively prolong the use life of quartz watches.

Why is it not recommended to replace the battery of a quartz watch by oneself?

  • Disassembling the back cover requires the use of professional tools, and unskilled methods can easily scratch the watch.

  • After replacing the battery by oneself, it is impossible to guarantee the waterproof performance of the watch.

  • Self-purchased batteries cannot guarantee the source. If a non-original battery is installed, it may cause damage to the watch.