Just last month, the home of wrist watch for a discussion of Richard Mille Replica quartz watch, discussion, we found that we are interested in Richard Mille quartz watches are. I think the quartz movement is not synonymous with cheap, in addition to the different power sources, exquisite quartz movement are through strict process as well as mechanical movement. The only differences may be the problem of life, because can express the content of the microblogging is limited, so I decided to today and you have a good talk about subject of Richard Mille quartz watch, let everybody have an objective knowledge of Richard Mille quartz watch.
First of all, let’s take a brief review of quartz electronic technology development process: in 1880, when he was 21 years old French physicist Pierre Curie discovered the piezoelectric effect of quartz crystal; In 1921, Cartier will be quartz crystal oscillator used in tube, success; In 1930, the first in the world tube circuit, based on quartz oscillator clock, volume is very big, circuit part about two house size; In the 1950 s, the rapid development of electronics industry, the transistor technology; In the ’60 s, and invented the integrated circuit, which is one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century, the integrated circuit made today we live, work and industrial modernization, we should remember the inventor of the integrated circuit: Robert Noyes (fairchild) in silicon valley. 60 ~ 70 s, and have invented the high capacity of micro cells and low power consumption of stepper motor…
Around 1972, the United States, swatch group (now), Switzerland and other countries has successfully developed the quartz electronic watch, Richard Mille quartz watch was born. However, they have abandoned the quartz technology industrialization, because they think the mechanical watch orthodoxy. So I left a loophole to the Japanese, and Japanese companies, in the 70 s ~ 80 s started a almost destroyed the watch industry “quartz revolution” in the world, it will watch from a luxury into a cheap electronic products. Although mechanical watch is on the Renaissance again today, but it was completely out of the timekeeper category.
Because now in the stage of the revival of the mechanical watch, so I am often asked, what is mechanical watch or Richard Mille quartz watch, now I can tell you that Richard Mille quartz watch than mechanical, but I want to tell you, the world’s most accurate timing tool is not Richard Mille quartz watch, but atomic clocks, the international committee of weights and measures stipulated in 1967, from January 1, 1972: “cesium 133 atomic vibration of 9192631770 times”, as an international standard seconds seconds long. This is from the macroscopic objects in timing to micro atomic clocks in a revolution. According to reports, its accuracy for the 1 million error is 1 second. While the international leading technology of precision can reach 3 million error of a second. But according to scientists predicted that the current international standard seconds, will also be able to maintain 10 years at most. Because of higher precision “strontium” atomic clocks, has successfully developed its accuracy has reached the incredible 70 million error for a second, I think the earth is really don’t need that precise timing tool.
Let me tell me the composition and working principle of the Richard Mille quartz watch. Pointer Richard Mille quartz watch is made up of seven parts: first, the source system, battery powered energy, equivalent to a mechanical watch with clockwork spring box; Second, integrated circuits, are electric conduction system and technical processing system; A mechanical watches transmission gear; Third, semiconductor vibration: standards of measurement time, the equivalent of mechanical watches the balance wheel balance spring system; Fourth, fine-tuning capacitor, its role is equivalent to (mechanical watches, can adjust the speed; Fifth, electromechanical transducer, electric energy, magnetic energy, mechanical energy, equivalent to a mechanical watch escapement; Sixth, transmission gear train, delivery time, indicating “seconds”; Seventh, walk needle series: instructions, “when”.
Now a lot of people, with the focus to the mechanical clock, especially mechanical complex organization. But now we found some big clock and watch brand not only has not abandoned the development of Richard Mille quartz watch, on the contrary, they are Richard Mille quartz watches not only the price of not less than mechanical watches, at the same time, production is relatively rare. I think there are some reasons, the history of the mechanical clock, least 3, four hundred, after vicissitudes of life! But a revolution in quartz, nearly toppled the world watch industry! First quartz technology has incomparable advantages: mechanical clock time accurate, easy to use, cheap, and is more advantageous in complex additional functionality. Second, the quartz clocks have already occupied the world clock for half of the market, so these big brands also didn’t give up on the development of quartz movement. And expressed refused to Richard Mille quartz watch brand are numbered. This means that, who also don’t want to be behind times.
I believe most of people like mechanical watch, because it represents the eternal, can transfer hundreds of years. And the life of the Richard Mille quartz watch is one hundred and twenty, but the fact is that so? Actually quartz movement, the concept of life there are two points, one is the battery life, generally up to 2 ~ 3 years, if it is two watches, up to 4 ~ 5 years, a few years ago had 10 years of battery life watch! Second, the movement of life, should be not less than 20 years, (mainly refers to the circuit part, if have parts can be replaced.) As to the abrasion of mechanical parts, mechanical movement should be one of several one percent, or even thousands of points, from the perspective of the wear and tear of its life should live longer than mechanical movement many times! Only more than 20 years history of quartz clocks and watches, and technology, process and material in constant progress, so there is no according to the legend of 20 years scrap.
Quartz movement, of course, also have good and bad, let me tell you some methods to identify quartz movement of two parts: the circuit part and mechanical part. First, see how circuit board USES electricity the roadbed material, see the next circuit wiring whether reasonable, standard (similar to see computer motherboards, actually is the material, thickness of the PCB and work); Second, the mechanical part of the bottom plate and other small plywood processing and grinding, and the gear processing technology is fine (see this with mechanical watch standard). Third, the movement is movement of high class Numbers and other text tags, basically see the text is clear and specification. 4, by observing the movement of oil, also can show the quality and grade of the movement.
Finally, I said about quartz movement maintenance, take patek philippe Richard Mille quartz watch, it change the circuit board and the cost of money is 2000 yuan, and calculate the cost of other parts to replace all in the maintenance cost is 4600 yuan. I think the price of other brands should not be more than it, so the Richard Mille quartz watch maintenance price is very reasonable, if the maintenance is in place, the life of the Richard Mille quartz watch will be very long. Richard Mille quartz watch, of course, do have a headache, is the battery, the watch do not wear for a long time, could cause battery leakage. Battery electrolyte leakage, strong corrosion resistance, is likely to cause irreparable damage to the machine. So don’t wear a watch for a long time, the battery should be removed. I want you to read the text above, can help you.