A quartz watch can last the user 20-30 years before the electrical components of the watch wear out. A well-kept mechanical watch will outlive its original owner.
Electrical watches have batteries that require replacing once they have lost their charge. These days, batteries are expected to provide power for a maximum of five years before they need replacing. Some models may last longer than this but most fall short of the mark. Quartz watches use electric currents generated by metal springs or vibrations from the wrist to keep time. These parts cannot be replaced when worn out, so when they break you need a new watch.
Quartz watches are less prone to damage than mechanical watches and are therefore less likely to break down completely. However, like all electronic devices, they can suffer from malfunctioning if exposed to electromagnetic fields or high temperatures. If your watch stops working, then this might be because it is no longer receiving power from the battery. Try switching it off then on again to ensure this isn't a case of it being broken. If this doesn't work, then try another battery. There is a small chance that you could start hearing some "tick-tock" noises after several years of use which indicates a problem with the clock mechanism. This problem can be fixed by having the watch repaired by a professional jeweler.
The major reason is that they employ a high-output battery. In a standard Quartz watch, that battery may operate the watch for several years (I've heard up to ten). It lasts 1-2 years in a Precisionist Quartz movement. The other reason is that there's no need for cleaning the face of the watch as there is with human skin. All the parts are accessible under the lens system so they can be cleaned if necessary.
There are two types of batteries used in quartz watches: One will simply power the watch for several years while another one is designed to provide more rapid charge times when the watch is being worn. Both types of batteries require maintenance to remain functional over time. As I mentioned, skin cells grow and die every day. This means that you are constantly wearing out the surface of your wrist - this is why we wear watches. Without a replacement battery, your watch will stop working after a few years.
Batteries have three main components: Positive electrode, Negative Electrode and Electrolyte. A battery can only produce electricity as strongly as its weakest component. For example, a car battery cannot light a house fuse because car batteries are too powerful for fuses to handle. Batteries are made from these elements because they are all capable of producing energy, but none of them is perfect alone.
The most common reason for quartz watches not operating is a dead battery. Batteries are not used in all excellent watches, but when they are, they should last at least two years. How frequently do you utilize the chronograph function? (Leaving it running will cause the battery life to decrease rapidly) If you don't need it every day, then leave it off.
Other factors leading to insufficient battery power include excessive heat from sunlight or an electric stove, freezing temperatures, and mechanical damage. Any of these can prevent the battery from making enough electricity to keep the watch alive.
All excellent quartz watches have replaceable batteries. They are easy to get out of old timepieces but difficult to remove from new ones. If you're lucky, the manufacturer may include a tool with your watch that makes changing the battery simple. Otherwise, try one of these techniques: wiggle the crown gently while pressing down on the end of it with your other hand; twist the whole thing counter-clockwise by about 30 degrees; or pull it straight out.
When should I change the battery in my quartz watch? That all depends on how often you use the chronograph function and how long you wait before removing the battery. If you use the timer function once or twice a year and take out the battery each time after three months, then its lifetime will be three years.