50 years of Casio watches is celebrated with this Casio Casiotron TRN-50, a re-creation of the Casiotron QW02 from 1974
A quartz movement uses an electronic oscillator regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. The crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, which is why a quartz is far more accurate than a mechanical watch. And it is easier and cheaper to produce, the reason why watches with a quartz movement are mostly cheaper than mechanical watches.
The first quartz clock was built in 1927 by Warren Marrison and J.W. Horton at Bell Telephone Laboratories. In the “who will be the first” race for a quartz wristwatch Seiko was first. In December 1969 they produced the world’s first commercial quartz wristwatch, the Astron. That was just before a union of 16 Swiss watchmakers introduced the Beta21 quartz movement that was used by Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe in their watches.
Watches with a quartz movement
Tissot presents six versions of the latest Tissot T-Touch Connect Sport with touch-sensitive sapphire crystal to control various functions
The Certina DS Pilot Quartz is a new chronograph that is added to the DS line of the Swiss brand. Inspired by aviation of course
Casio presents another G-shock version, the Casio G-Shock Mudman GW-9500, with lots of functions including a compass
The Casio Edifice Honda Type R Edition is a collaboration between two iconic Japanese brands to honor fast Honda cars with a Type R badge
The Casio G-Shock Rangeman GPR-H1000 is the newest model of the G-shock Rangeman collection. For now it comes in black or yellow
Seiko is unveiling four new revived editions of Prospex Speedtimer which is the Seiko Prospex Speedtimer 1-100 sec Solar Chronograph
To celebrate the G-shock’s 40th year, Casio unveils the Casio G-Shock MRG-B2000SG Kabuto Helmet, limited to 700 pieces only
In collaboration with the King of the Court (KOTC), Maurice Lacroix unveils the Maurice Lacroix Aikon #tide KOTC
Hamilton introduces the Hamilton Khaki Navy Scuba 37 mm, a compact and an all-round diver featuring a quartz movement