Sometimes the appearance of quartz watch and mechanical watch is similar, so you can’t distinguish them very well from each other. Now I will offer you some ways to distinguish them, I hope it would be helpful for you.
Mechanical watch is usually heavier than quartz watch, and the size is also bigger, this is the easiest way for you to distinguish.
Quartz watch is powered by batteries, but mechanical watch is not, it could work by energy which produced by itself.
3. Second Hand
The moving frequency of mechanical watch’s second pointer is faster than quartz watch, this one is the most common approach for us to use.
As the moving frequency is different from each other, then the working sound is also different. The mechanical watch’s sound is continuous, DiDiDi; but quartz watch’s sound is intermittent, Di-Di-Di.
Normally, there is a “Automatically” word on mechanical watch dial; and a “quartz” on quartz watch dial.
There are 2 ways to distinguish them well by crown.
1st . Pull out the crown to adjust time, if the second hand stop walking it would be a quartz watch; on the contrary, it would be a mechanical watch.
2nd. Do not pull out the crown, rotate it, if you feel very easy without energy, it would be quartz watch; and you rotate for a while, then it could not be rotated any more, it must be mechanical watch.
Generally, the price of mechanical watch is higher than quartz watch.