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    Question How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Hello,

    I have a question about the watch Lancaster Barreto Gent Chrono Watch 0347YG BN/BN.It is made in Italy and has Miyota Caliber OS20 movement. My question is, whether this is quartz movement? There are more watches from Lancaster and in their brochure it is said that the movement is e.g. Citizen Caliber GP10 or Swiss Ronda Caliber 515, but how to know if these are quartz movements?

    Would be grateful for your answer,

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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Google says that they are quartz
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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Ivt's got it, Google is the way to go. If it says Ronda, it's quartz, I don't see any mechanical movements listed on their website. Also, if the marketing description for the watch lists a battery or battery type, that's a clue -- not sure if there are mechanical movements that also take a battery for a digital display or secondary time zone (probably), but you're pretty safe in assuming battery = quartz.

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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    seconds hand - clunk clunk clunk = it's a quartz

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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchma View Post
    seconds hand - clunk clunk clunk = it's a quartz
    Or tick, tick, tick, more commonly (once a second). Unless it's a dead-beat escapement...

    Also newque just FYI a chronograph is a watch with timing abilities usually measured on subdials, like this:


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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    If you google the manufacturer and the caliber number it will tell you what type of movement it is.

    You can just about google anything and find out what you want.....
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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Quote Originally Posted by watchma View Post
    seconds hand - clunk clunk clunk = it's a quartz
    Hard to determine based only on a brochure (if I got the OP right, of course).
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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    With time brings knowledge.No pun intended. Longer you are in the hobby the more you will know.
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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Quartz watches do not tick ( or clunk for that matter). Google the thing and you will get the answer.

    Last edited by dacattoo; January 2nd, 2013 at 17:18.

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    Re: How to know if the movement is quartz or chronograph or some other?

    Quote Originally Posted by dacattoo View Post
    Quartz watches do not tick ( or clunk for that matter)
    - what are you suggesting they do or don't do then?


    OK, maybe my clunk was a bit excessive , but they sure do 'tick'

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