Brand
Model
Price
Case diameter
Year
Location
More
Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Your selection
Clear selection

Sorry, your search did not match any items

Basic information
Type of watch
Categories
More...
Reference number
More...
New/Pre-owned
Offer type
Gender
Availability
Condition
More...
Scope of delivery
Characteristics & functions
Movement
Case material
More...
Dial
More...
Glass
More...
Functions
More...
Thickness
More...
Bezel material
More...
Dial numerals
Water resistance
More...
Others
More...
Bracelet/strap
Bracelet material
More...
Lug width
More...
Bracelet color
More...
Clasp material
More...
Save this search Cancel

View

Sort by

Chopard Happy Spirit Diamond Mother of Pearl-XXL : 38-40 mm
TOP
Chopard Happy Spirit Diamond Mother of Pearl-XXL : 38-40 mm
AED 236,207
Seller
K&K Juwelier GmbH
87
DE
Harry Winston Premier
TOP
Harry Winston Premier
AED 59,402
Seller
LUXE WARE (HK) LIMITED
80
HK
Cartier Panthere Rare Factory Sunray Mother-of-Pearl dial
TOP
Cartier Panthere Rare Factory Sunray Mother-of-Pearl dial
AED 29,848
Seller
10PAST10.COM
104
NL
Citizen 8947 Ana-digi / Blue Dial  / Inkl. Mwst
TOP
Citizen 8947 Ana-digi / Blue Dial / Inkl. Mwst
AED 9,873
Seller
IZOUN CZ, s.r.o.
10
CZ
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
TOP
Chopard L’heure Du Diamant Medium Oval – 139383-1001
AED 225,471
Seller
Mall of the Watch
865
MC
Omega Vintage 1990s Mens Gold gents 18K Solid Gold watch + Box
TOP
Omega Vintage 1990s Mens Gold gents 18K Solid Gold watch + Box
AED 3,902
Seller
Fine Auction Club
213
UK
Certina DS Podium
Certina DS Podium
AED 1,300
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Chopard Ice Cube WHITE GOLD Diamonds Pink Satin Quartz
Chopard Ice Cube WHITE GOLD Diamonds Pink Satin Quartz
AED 14,527
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Tissot PR100 CHRONOGRAPH
Tissot PR100 CHRONOGRAPH
AED 1,490
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Hermès Cape Cod W0402 - With A Original Hermès Pouch Bag (BOX)
TOP
Hermès Cape Cod W0402 - With A Original Hermès Pouch Bag (BOX)
AED 5,798
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Sarcar Q46007-S30G10E
Sarcar Q46007-S30G10E
AED 49,959
Seller
AL MASAOOD JEWELLERY LLC
6
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Steel Diamond Black Dial...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Steel Diamond Black Dial...
AED 40,799
Seller
WatchesWorld UAE (WW INTERNATIONAL DWC LLC)
 
AE
Omega Constellation Manhattan Diamonds, Pave, Super Rare
TOP
Omega Constellation Manhattan Diamonds, Pave, Super Rare
AED 61,872
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
 
CH
Ebel Wave
Ebel Wave
AED 4,750
Free shipping
Seller
PLAZA GEN TRDG
6
AE
Rolex Cellini Danaos Ladies 18K White Gold Box & Pap
TOP
Rolex Cellini Danaos Ladies 18K White Gold Box & Pap
AED 14,129
Free shipping
Seller
NOS 1969
279
PL
Atlantic Seahunter 330 Chronograph
Atlantic Seahunter 330 Chronograph
AED 2,500
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Casio G shock Gravity Master Sky Cockpit Series
Casio G shock Gravity Master Sky Cockpit Series
AED 2,000
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Longines Rare Vintage PLATINUM & YELLOW GOLD
Longines Rare Vintage PLATINUM & YELLOW GOLD
AED 23,094
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Longines Presence On Stainless Steel Bracelet New 40mm -...
TOP
Longines Presence On Stainless Steel Bracelet New 40mm -...
AED 3,650
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Sarcar Q90099/G200
Sarcar Q90099/G200
AED 24,815
Seller
AL MASAOOD JEWELLERY LLC
6
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Steel Diamond Silver...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Steel Diamond Silver...
AED 59,696
Seller
WatchesWorld UAE (WW INTERNATIONAL DWC LLC)
 
AE
Patek Philippe Beta 21, Full Set, Super Rare
TOP
Patek Philippe Beta 21, Full Set, Super Rare
AED 206,241
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
 
CH
Baume & Mercier Riviera
TOP
Baume & Mercier Riviera
AED 2,491
Seller
K&K Juwelier GmbH
87
DE
Hermès Hermes clipper 30mm SS X GP combination quartz Men watch
Hermès Hermes clipper 30mm SS X GP combination quartz Men watch
AED 2,224
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Quinting Chronograph Baguette Diamond Set
Quinting Chronograph Baguette Diamond Set
Price on request
Seller
Limitedluxury
AE
Bulgari lvcea
Bulgari lvcea
AED 40,600
Seller
Royal watches
39
AE
Van Cleef & Arpels UAE LOGO FLAG SIGN Steel & Gold Two Tone...
Van Cleef & Arpels UAE LOGO FLAG SIGN Steel & Gold Two Tone...
AED 9,126
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Omega Constellation Quartz
Omega Constellation Quartz
AED 5,950
Seller
Private Seller
AE
Longines DolceVita 18K Pure Yellow Gold - L51587
TOP
Longines DolceVita 18K Pure Yellow Gold - L51587
AED 4,080
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Sarcar Q46007-G090
Sarcar Q46007-G090
AED 26,389
Seller
AL MASAOOD JEWELLERY LLC
6
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Rose Gold Diamond Silver...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Rose Gold Diamond Silver...
AED 115,527
Seller
WatchesWorld UAE (WW INTERNATIONAL DWC LLC)
 
AE
IWC Da Vinci Beta 21, Full Set, Rare
TOP
IWC Da Vinci Beta 21, Full Set, Rare
AED 39,373
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
 
CH
Christina Design London 509 GBLBL
Christina Design London 509 GBLBL
AED 741
Seller
RADIANT TRADERS
 
AE
Bomberg 1968 -Limited Edition- Bullhead Chronograph
Bomberg 1968 -Limited Edition- Bullhead Chronograph
AED 2,499
Seller
Private Seller
 
AE
Piaget Limelight
Piaget Limelight
AED 106,901
Seller
Royal watches
39
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady STEEL 2014 Diamond Bezel
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady STEEL 2014 Diamond Bezel
AED 37,620
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Chanel J12 Diamond bezel
Chanel J12 Diamond bezel
AED 23,280
Seller
Limitedluxury
AE
Bulgari Bvlgari 18K Solid Gold Men's 35mm- Box & inhouse...
TOP
Bulgari Bvlgari 18K Solid Gold Men's 35mm- Box & inhouse...
AED 7,945
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Sarcar 52255/L59J
Sarcar 52255/L59J
AED 16,690
Seller
AL MASAOOD JEWELLERY LLC
6
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Yellow Gold Silver Dial...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady Quartz Yellow Gold Silver Dial...
AED 115,527
Seller
WatchesWorld UAE (WW INTERNATIONAL DWC LLC)
 
AE
Piaget Polo Mother Of Pearl, Jumbo, Rare
TOP
Piaget Polo Mother Of Pearl, Jumbo, Rare
AED 46,873
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
 
CH
Christina Design London 509 GWBL
Christina Design London 509 GWBL
AED 741
Seller
RADIANT TRADERS
 
AE
Franck Muller Master Of Complications Heart
Franck Muller Master Of Complications Heart
AED 81,200
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Bulgari Serpenti
Bulgari Serpenti
AED 20,300
Seller
Royal watches
39
AE
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Calibre 16
AED 6,891
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Patek Philippe Nautilus 3900G/001
Patek Philippe Nautilus 3900G/001
AED 95,226
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Hermès Arceau Sport 2Tone Gold/Steel - Box & inhouse certificate
TOP
Hermès Arceau Sport 2Tone Gold/Steel - Box & inhouse certificate
AED 5,690
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Breitling Herrenarmbanduhr  Colt Chronograph
Breitling Herrenarmbanduhr Colt Chronograph
AED 9,234
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
285
DE
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
Cartier Tank Francaise WE1001R8
AED 42,517
Seller
Helmut Seidl GmbH
11
DE
Zenith Movado Quartz
TOP
Zenith Movado Quartz
AED 13,124
Seller
Plus Ultra AG
 
CH
Christina Design London 140-2 GWBL
Christina Design London 140-2 GWBL
AED 2,231
Seller
RADIANT TRADERS
 
AE
Franck Muller Infinity Tiger set with Diamonds
Franck Muller Infinity Tiger set with Diamonds
Price on request
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Breitling Aerospace EVO
Breitling Aerospace EVO
AED 11,174
Seller
Royal watches
39
AE
Hublot Classic Fusion Quartz 28mm Purple Dial MDM Two Tone
Hublot Classic Fusion Quartz 28mm Purple Dial MDM Two Tone
AED 11,733
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ladies 66270.722
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ladies 66270.722
AED 20,754
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
Hermès Kelly Bracelet High Classic - Box & inhouse certificate
TOP
Hermès Kelly Bracelet High Classic - Box & inhouse certificate
AED 6,442
Free shipping
Seller
Pawndeluxe
189
NL
Omega Constellation
Omega Constellation
AED 5,368
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
285
DE
Icelink SENATOR 6Timezone "SS Snow"
Icelink SENATOR 6Timezone "SS Snow"
AED 44,884
Seller
Istana
AE
Frederique Constant Slimline Gents Small Seconds
Straight from the manufacturer
Frederique Constant Slimline Gents Small Seconds
AED 2,985
BrandBoutique Member
Frederique Constant SA
Christina Design London 516 SBL SILICONE
Christina Design London 516 SBL SILICONE
AED 741
Seller
RADIANT TRADERS
 
AE
Franck Muller Curvex Relief  Mother Of Pearl Dia
Franck Muller Curvex Relief Mother Of Pearl Dia
AED 81,200
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Franck Muller Vanguard Stainless Steel
Franck Muller Vanguard Stainless Steel
AED 20,859
Seller
Royal watches
39
AE
Omega Constellation 22mm in Solid YELLOW GOLD MOP Dial
Omega Constellation 22mm in Solid YELLOW GOLD MOP Dial
AED 12,664
Free shipping
Seller
European Jewellery
11
AE
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 56175.TR.O.0789.TR
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 56175.TR.O.0789.TR
AED 33,939
Free shipping
Seller
Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
236
UK
  • 30
  • 60
  • 120

Quartz Watches: Precise and Affordable

The two most important aspects of a quartz watch are its precision and affordability. Luxury watch manufacturers like Omega, Breitling, and Cartier also offer quartz watches. Some extra functions are only possible with a quartz movement.

In this article about quartz watches you will find:

  • The advantages of quartz technology
  • Buying advice
  • Quartz watch technology
  • Historical development

Lots of Watch for Your Money

Quartz-powered watches are available at almost every price, ranging from 30 euros to well over 100,000 euros. In terms of numbers, quartz watches clearly dominate the worldwide watch market. Most often they are battery-powered watches from Asia, but Swiss manufacturers also offer a wide range of quartz watches. In total, 80% of all Swiss watches produced are quartz. Rolex used to occasionally produce quartz models as well. However, the Genevan manufacturer has since returned to exclusively producing mechanical watches. Competitors like Breitling and Omega, on the other hand, continue to offer quartz watches.

The advantages of a quartz movement are obvious: It's precise, deviating by only a few seconds per month; it's robust; cheap to produce; and easy to maintain. Luxury watches differ in many respects to mass-produced watches, however, as the luxury watches are still sold at much higher prices. Nevertheless, quartz watches are still found in the portfolios of some famous mechanical manufacturers. For example, some Breitling models from the Professional series have quartz movements, such as the Aerospace, Chronospace, and Exospace. These more expensive watches aren't defined by their prices, but rather the technical possibilities of these types of movements.

The Exospace B55 demonstrates the potential of modern quartz movements. Its electronic in-house caliber can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing you to download data to your phone and receive notifications. The watch also has a stopwatch with a flyback function, a perpetual calendar, a timer, an alarm, and a second time zone display. The Exospace B55 features both an analog display with three hands and a luminous digital display.

Some of these functions (Bluetooth, electronic digital display) are not possible with a purely mechanical watch. A perpetual calendar, flyback chronograph, second time zone display, and alarm are all available as complications on mechanical watches, but quartz watches with these features are relatively affordable alternatives. Mechanical watches with these complications, however, usually have astronomical prices.

Which quartz watch should I buy?

Are you thinking about purchasing a quartz watch? Precision, functionality, and attractive prices are the selling points for this type of watch. Even watch connoisseurs and lovers of high-quality mechanical watches advise wearing a quartz watch in certain circumstances. For example, if you play a sport such as tennis or golf while wearing a watch, a quartz watch is a good idea. It's not affected by the shocks that come when you hit the ball. A mechanical watch with 200 individual pieces, on the other hand, can hardly help but be affected. There is a much higher risk of damage during such activities. Even enthusiastic clapping at a concert can put stress on a mechanical watch.

Quartz watches have either very few or no moving pieces. To a large extent, they are immune to jostling and rough handling, which can harm a mechanical watch. Quartz watches also survive accidental drops significantly better. In short: Quartz watches are the ideal sport watches.

Affordable Entry Watches

You can purchase a good quartz watch for three figures. A quartz watch is much easier to finance than a mechanical watch. A sporty chronograph from the Tissot T-Race series costs around 400 euros new. The elegant Hamilton Jazzmaster is also in this price range. The American brand Fossil usually keeps their watches under 200 euros, as does Festina.

Traser and Luminox watches tend to have a military feel to their designs. Black dials and cases are typical of these brands. They offer countless tough watches in the 400 euro price range.

The selection is gigantic at these prices. In addition to Tissot, other famous manufacturers like Certina, Maurice Lacroix, Movado, and Raymond Weil have many watches available in this price range.

You can purchase a new TAG Heuer Formula 1 for around 1,000 euros. Swiss premium-name brands such as Audemars Piguet, Breitling, Hublot, and Omega also offer quartz watches, although some can only be purchased pre-owned. If they're pre-owned and in good condition, then the price rises to around 1,500 - 2,000 euros. The diving watch Omega Seamaster 300 M also falls in this price range. It became famous after being used by Pierce Brosnan in the James Bond films from the 1990s. For around 3,000 euros, you can purchase a quartz Rolex from the late 70s.

Quartz Watches from Jewelry Companies

Companies offering both luxurious jewelry and watches make up a considerable percent of quartz watches sold in the upper price segment. Cartier, Chopard, and Bulgari are good examples of such companies. Most watches with hefty 10,000+ euros price tags have solid gold or diamond-set cases. It's not rare to spend over 100,000 euros for one of these luxury watches.

Even the luxury manufacturers Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet have quartz watches to contribute to the line-up. Audemars Piguet has white gold, diamond-studded versions of their cult watches, the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. Usually, the (mechanical) movement is the most important factor for watch enthusiasts and is responsible for a significant portion of the price. However, when it comes to extremely expensive quartz watches, the movement doesn't affect the price calculation as much. Additionally, fans aren't as fascinated by quartz movements as they are by complex mechanical calibers. There's little written about quartz movements and not much discussion.

Quartz watches from Japan could have an entire article written about them alone. If you want good value for your money, then quartz watches from brands such as Seiko, Citizen, and Casio are good choices. They offer good quality with numerous functions, but are much less expensive than Swiss watches. One of Seiko's top models from the Seiko Astron series is solar powered, has a receiver for GPS time signal, and costs 1,400 euros new. A quartz watch from the Seiko subsidiary Lorus costs less than 100 euros. You can purchase a radio-controlled wristwatch waterproof to 200 m with Eco-Drive solar-powered technology for 400 euros.

Thanks to radio or GPS time signal, these watches almost always display the correct time. If solar powered, a watch doesn't require a new battery every 2-3 years like other watches. If you want to wear a watch for years without it ever losing accuracy and without ever having to change the time or worry about its energy source, then a solar watch would be perfect for you.

A Selection of Quartz Watches and Their Prices

Model Price (new)
Valetta Women's Watch 10 euros
Festina Men's Chronograph 100 euros
Casio G-Shock 100 euros
Seiko Prospex Divers Solar Chronograph 300 euros
Tissot T-Sport PRC 200 350 euros
Raymond Weil Toccata 650 euros
TAG Heuer Formula 1 1,000 euros
Seiko Astron GPS Solar (titanium case) 2,000 euros
Breitling Aerospace 3,300 euros
Omega Constellation (red or yellow gold) 10,000 euros
Cartier Santos Demoiselle (pink gold) 14,000 euros
Bulgari Serpenti (pink gold) 22,000 euros
Patek Philippe Twenty-4 (white gold, diamonds) 75,000 euros
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore (white gold, diamonds) 475,000 euros

How does a quartz watch work?

Electricity is one of the most important aspects of a quartz watch. Electricity is necessary to put the quartz crystal in motion. The quartz vibrates at a constant and reliable pace: 32,768 Hz, which explains its precision. In comparison, a mechanical movement ticks away at about 3 or 4 Hz. Normal quartz watches deviate from the correct time about 10-20 seconds per month. The precision depends on keeping the watch's temperature as constant as possible. Therefore, high-quality quartz movements are thermocompensated, meaning they measure the temperature and correct the minimal deviations in the quartz's frequency on the basis of their calculations.

The quartz crystal in the watch oscillates 32,768 times a second. These movements are detected by a microchip circuit, which divides the original 32,768 Hz into one regular electric pulse per second (1 Hz). An electromagnet switches between the plus and minus poles every second. The electromagnet attracts a permanent magnet but repels it in the next moment when it changes poles, creating incremental movements. A gear absorbs these movements and sets the hands of an analog quartz watch in motion. The electric stepping motor and the quartz crystal are usually powered by a lithium button cell battery. If it's a solar cell, then the energy needs to be stored until it's used. This type of battery lasts significantly longer than a normal one. Citizen's Eco-Drive retains 80% of its full capacity after 20 years.

The History of Quartz Watches

Quartz watches have been around since the 1920s. In the beginning, they were much larger and stored in cabinets at scientific institutions. In the 1950s, Patek Philippe began sending out the first wearable quartz watches from their factory in Geneva. These watches resembled modern quartz watches. The Swiss were well ahead of their time with this technology. However, Japan is the country most associated with this type of watch. The Seiko Astron 35SQ, the first market-ready quartz wristwatch, greatly contributed to this reputation. It was first presented on December 25th, 1969.

Over the next ten years, the new quartz watches made conventional mechanical watches almost irrelevant. The combination of precision and a low price was appealing to many customers. Some traditional European manufacturers disappeared completely during the so-called Quartz Crisis; the Swiss watch industry lost two-thirds of its employees. Towards the end of the 1980s, the situation began to relax. Mechanical watches experienced a comeback. Thanks to the smartwatch, the cards have been reshuffled once again. Manufacturers like Apple or Samsung are now competing with established watch brands. Quartz crystals will continue to power smartwatches efficiently and precisely.

You might also be interested in:

Do you have any questions?
We'd be glad to help.

+1 646-887-3560

Contact

?