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Do You Need Help With Watch Movements Wholesale?



Browse Our Selection of Watch Movements Today

C.R. Time company has been a watch movement distributer and watch movement wholesaler for over 30 years. We are experts in supplying watch manufactures, watch repair shops, jewelry stores, and other watch movement wholesalers for the North American market. If you fall into one of the previously mentioned categories, C.R. Time Company strongly recommends creating an account for Discounted Pricing. See our list of Top 10 watch movements to know which movements you should be carrying for your business. If you are having trouble finding a certain watch movement, it is possible that the watch movement you are looking for has been discontinued. Call C.R. Time where our experts are ready to help you find a replacement watch movement for rare and discontinued brands. Utilize our excellent cross-reference capabilities to find what you need.

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The inner workings of a watch are called the 'movement', which includes everything from the Quartz movement to the traditional mechanical or automatic options. The watch movement is what makes the watch keep time, and it's an essential component of maintaining time accurately. If you realize that your watch has started to tick out of time, you need to speak to the experts at C.R. Time. We have time for you, and we'll make sure that you're on time, too.

The Different Types of Watch Movements

Watch manufacturers use different watch movements, but there are two primary categories that you should consider: Quartz or mechanical watch movements. You can quickly tell these two movements apart, as, on a Quartz watch, the ticking action moves once per second. On a mechanical watch, the second-hand moves in a sweeping seconds motion. Understanding which category your timepiece comes under will help you to identify what watch movements you need to ask about so that you can get your watch appropriately fixed.

Quartz Movements

Extremely accurate, Quartz movements don't require too much in the way of maintenance aside from when the batteries need replacing. They're not too expensive to purchase, as they are battery powered and so have very few moving parts in comparison to other watch movements. Most watch enthusiasts aren't too interested in Quartz as they're not particularly technical as watches go. However, there are some strict quality standards that Quartz watches must adhere to in different brands.

Quartz Movements: How They Work

Extremely accurate, Quartz movements don't require too much in the way of maintenance aside from when the batteries need replacing. They're not too expensive to purchase, as they are battery powered and so have very few moving parts in comparison to other watch movements. Most watch enthusiasts aren't too interested in Quartz as they're not particularly technical as watches go. However, there are some strict quality standards that Quartz watches must adhere to in different brands.

Mechanical & Automatic Movements

These are often chosen before the Quartz movements as luxury watches because their craftsmanship is impeccable. Expert watchmakers make these tiny and intricate movements work together to power the watch. The design themselves of the timepieces hasn't changed too much over the years, but with better technology comes better understanding of how the movements work.

Mechanical & Automatic Movements: How It Works

In an opposite fashion to battery-powered movement from Quartz, mechanical movements use energy to wind the spring powering the watch. There are two types - manual and automatic - and both of these have some unique characteristics that are found in luxury timepieces sold now.

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