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    A quartz and an automatic movement side by side   When selecting your watch, you will have the choice between two types of movements: quartz powered by a battery or mechanical powered by a spring (manual or automatic).What are the major differences between these types of movements?What are the advantages and disadvantages of each of them?GriGri Watches helps you to see more clearly.Follow the guide!QUARTZ WATCHESQuartz watches are nowadays the most popular and widespread. How do they work?A thin quartz plate is oscillated at a stable frequency by the electrical pulse of a battery, which allows the hands to rotate regularly. This type of movement is generally suitable for thin watches and women's watches.Advantages : The price is often more affordable than a mechanical watch The finesse of the movements (compared to a mechanical watch) The accuracy is formidable - a few seconds per month only The resistance of such a movement is impressive, it is more resistant to shocks and vibrations. It is therefore ideal for sports and domestic activities Maintenance is limited to changing the battery every two years or so Disadvantages : The durability of the watch is limited by the wear and tear of the electronic components The prestige of the watch is not the same as a mechanical movement. Thus, some brands choose not to offer quartz watches for fear of damaging their image. Click to discover our selection of customizable quartz watches on MECHANICAL WATCHES  Mechanical watches are generally appreciated by collectors and watch experts for the beauty of the mechanism and the technical prowess. Unlike quartz watches, they do not draw their energy from a battery.  Among them, we distinguish between hand-wound and self-winding watches.  The manual winding which must be carried out regularly by turning the crown so that the watch functions correctly.  The automatic winding which must be carried out regularly by wrist movements. If you do not wear your automatic watch daily, using a winding device that simulates wrist movements may be a solution. Otherwise, an automatic watch can also be wound manually by turning the crown.  To learn more about the winding process of a mechanical watch, do not hesitate to consult the article dedicated to this topic.  Advantages : The case which reveals the cogs and the finesse of the mechanism thanks to a transparent back The durability of this type of movement, which, if well maintained, can be passed on from generation to generation The display is more pleasant, with a more fluid movement of the hands The prestige of such a watch is well established, combining tradition, know-how and authenticity Disadvantages : The sensitivity to shocks is more important The maintenance of your mechanical watch is necessary regularly (every 2 to 5 years), and can be particularly expensive Prices are significantly higher than quartz watches The accuracy of mechanical watches is less important – a delay of more or less four minutes per month in advance or delay Click to discover our selection of customizable automatic watches on  It should be noted that GriGri Watches only offers automatic (and not manual) mechanical watches. Find our selection of customizable automatic watches on   Thus, the choice of movement depends on your budget, your desires and your needs. Are you still hesitating? Feel free to contact us by email or via messenger. We will be happy to help you find the right watch for you!


    Before below operation, first, unscrew the crown  SETTING THE TIME 1. Pull the crown out to the "D" position. 2. Turn the crown to set the hour and minute hands. 3. When the crown is pushed back to the normal position, the second hand begins to run.  SETTING THE DATE 1. Pull the crown out to the "C" position. 2. Turn the crown counter-clockwise to set the date. * If the date is set between the hours of around 9:00 PM and 1:00 AM, the date may not change the following day. 3. After the date has been set, push the crown back to the normal position.   At Grigri Watches, we have chosen to offer you two types of movements: quartz or automatic.If you have selected the second option, you will need to set your automatic watch. Not so simple at first sight, rightIndeed, this routine can quickly become a real headache if you don't follow a few key steps. On the contrary, setting your automatic watch will become child's play if you adopt the right actions.To do so, follow the guide !   "Recharging" your automatic watch: two options  Let's get back to the basics. A mechanical watch is a "living" movement, and to keep it alive, it is essential to take care of it. An automatic movement (which is different from the manual movement that we do not offer) can be "recharged" using two energy sources:  The rotor Wrist movements turn the rotor which, by meshing a cogwheel, supplies energy and thus raises the barrel spring, which then drives all the gears of the watch and hands.  The crown However, movements are sometimes not sufficient to power the watch. In this case, winding can also be carried out by turning the crown, as in the case of a manually operated watch.  As a reminder, the crown of our automatic watches has 3 positions (B, C, D on the attached picture). In order to wind your automatic watch manually, place the crown in the normal unscrewed position (B). Turn it clockwise about 30 times to fully wind it up. This process allows you to ensure a power reserve before your movements take over.   To learn more about the composition of an automatic watch, we invite you to consult the article on this topic.  Be careful! Even if we do not question the ability of our readers' wrist movements, nothing beats manual winding from time to time, especially when starting or after the power reserve (40 hours) is exhausted. By winding your watch manually, it will have more energy and work optimally. In addition, your watch will become more accurate and have a longer life span. Setting the date of your automatic watch  There are 3 types of date changes: the dragging, jumping date change and the fast date change, which is the one of our automatic watches. The latter refers to the possibility of switching from one date to another thanks to the crown, without necessarily advancing the time.   To do this, move to position "C" of the crown. Then set your date by turning the crown counterclockwise.Trick: It is difficult to know where the watch last stopped between after midnight or after noon, therefore it is better to set up the date one day before and then with the crown in time setting position go till the next date and then adjust the time.Position "D" of the crown allows you to set the hour and minute hands. Your second hand will stop instantly. Don't panic! This is the stop-second on our movements that allows you to adjust your watch even more precisely.  However, be careful with the death zone, which is unfortunately not a watchmaking myth. The death zone refers to the time range from 9pm to 1am. During this time period, it is strongly not recommended to change the date of your watch. Indeed, when the process of change is at work (several hours before and after the 12 strokes of midnight), it is better not to disturb it. The risk: breaking a tooth on the date disc. To avoid a return trip to your watchmaker, it is therefore better not to intervene during this time.   Setting your watch knowing the good practices is therefore a guarantee of its bright future. And by following these few tips, you will put all the chances on your side!  In order to deepen your knowledge of how an automatic watch works, we invite you to consult the article on this topic.

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    We try to give, as much we can, help to our customers, if you don't find the answer to your question, please feel free to message us! WHAT TO DO IF YOUR WATCH IS STOPPED?  If your watch is a Quartz Grigri watch model:  There are two possible causes: - Either the battery in your watch is at the end of its life: a battery replacement is necessary - Either the movement of your watch is damaged (battery that has leaked, water infiltration...): a complete overhaul will restore the movement  If your watch is an Automatic mechanical Grigri watch model:  Remember to manually wind the mechanism of your watch. If your watch still does not work, there are 2 possible causes:- Either the screw of the automatic system of your watch is unscrewed, If you reset your watch and it runs for a while but then stops repeatedly at specific times, a number of issues are possible. Bring the watch in for inspection as soon as possible: maintenance is necessary - Either the oils of the movement of your watch have dried, the movement is dirty or damaged due to an impact or the presence of water: a complete overhaul will restore the movement to its original state.  WHAT TO DO IF YOUR GRIGRI WATCH IS DELAYED OR ADVANCING?  Quartz Grigri watch:  The movement of your watch needs a reparation, please, return it to an after-sale service point.  Automatic Grigri watch:  There are two possible causes: - Either your watch is magnetized, or the setting needs to be modified: maintenance is necessary - Either the oils of the movement of your watch have dried, the movement is dirty or damaged due to an impact or the presence of water: a complete overhaul will restore the movement to its original state.  WHAT TO DO IF THE DIAL OF YOUR GRIGRI WATCH HAS FOGGING?  Water has infiltrated the movement: a complete overhaul is necessary.  WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A QUARTZ AND AN AUTOMATIC Grigri WATCH?  Our quartz watches have quartz movements while our automatic watches are powered by automatic mechanical movements. In quartz movements, a battery powers the watch. In mechanical-automatic Grigri watches, a mechanical movement utilizes energy from a wound spring to power the watch.  Except that, they are no other differences between the Grigri quartz and the automatic models. You should just know that, of course, a transparent sapphire case back is not really appropriate for a quartz watch while it is a real enhancement for an automatic watch as it offers a nice view of the technical beauty of the mechanical movement.  ARE BATTERIES INCLUDED IN THE Grigri QUARTZ WATCHES?  Yes, brand new batteries are included in all our watches. Your watch is ready to be wear as soon as you receive it.  HOW DOES MAGNETISM AFFECT A WATCH?  Watches can be definitely affected by magnetism and then gain or lose time. It is important not to store a watch close to magnetic objects. In particular, cell phones, speakers, magnetic necklaces, etc.  Analog Quartz watches:  Analog quartz watches are using a step motor that uses magnetic forces. These step motors may easily be affected by magnetism and as a result, watches may stop or fail to keep the correct time until the watch is near a magnetic source. But magnetism will not remain inside the watch, so when away from the magnetic source, just re-adjust the time.  Mechanical automatic watches: Magnetism affects the movement parts and may cause a permanent incapacity to keep the correct time as the mechanical parts will remain magnetized even after removing it from the magnetic source. We recommend that you have it demagnetized by an after-sales service point to restore its initial accuracy.  WHAT IS THE TIME PRECISION OF MECHANICAL WATCHES?  Definitely variable from -20s to +40s a day The accuracy of mechanical watches changes day by day, depending on different factors. Mechanical watches have a mechanism that is powered by a mainspring unwinds, and tiny metal parts that work together to control accuracy. They can be easily affected by temperature, gravity, and shock.Temperature: Do not expose the watch to extremely low or high temperatures (less than 5ºC or more than 35ºC) Magnetism: Keep the watch away from magnetic fields Shock: Strong shock may affect the accuracyBe careful while wearing your watch for any sport that involves strong impacts, dropping the watch may also cause damage.  To improve the accuracy of a mechanical watch, it is recommended that the user winds up fully the mainspring of the watch before wearing it even if it's a self-winding type. Wind the mainspring up fully will stabilize accuracy.