The choice between a wall clock with a radio-controlled quartz mechanism and one without depends on your needs and personal preferences. Here are some considerations to help you decide when to use a clock with this type of mechanism and when it may not be necessary.


-- Advantages of the radio-controlled quartz mechanism

Accuracy. The main advantage of a radio-controlled quartz watch is its accuracy. These watches receive radio signals from atomic clocks and automatically synchronise, ensuring that the watch is always extremely accurate. They are particularly useful in situations where precision is essential, for example in the office or in environments where it is important to keep to the time.

Automatic daylight saving time changes. Radio-controlled quartz watches automatically make the changes between standard time and daylight saving time, which means you don't have to worry about adjusting the watch manually.

Convenience. Not requiring access to the back of the watch to adjust the time during the daylight saving time change or to make other corrections is a feature that can be particularly convenient if the watch is located in a place that is difficult to access, e.g. high up on a wall or in an inconvenient location.


-- Advantages of the non-radio-controlled mechanism

Noiselessness. The best quartz mechanisms guarantee virtually noise-free operation. This makes them suitable for any environment where the noise of the movement of the clock is to be avoided. Radio-controlled mechanisms, on the other hand, have different mechanics and produce a slight noise during their operation, which in most cases is not annoying but still exists and is higher than that of quartz mechanisms.

Simplicity and cost. Non-radio-controlled clocks tend to be simpler to use and can be cheaper than radio-controlled clocks. They do not require a radio connection, which is why the battery life is slightly longer.

Installation. The radio-controlled mechanism of wall clocks depends on the reception of radio signals to keep accurate time, so reception problems may occur in heavily shielded environments or with radio interference. In such cases, the clock may have difficulty receiving the signals needed to synchronise with the correct time. Non-radio-controlled mechanisms can of course be installed anywhere.


In summary, choose a radio-controlled quartz watch when you want extreme precision, automatic time changes and an option that works reliably in environments where accuracy is important. Opt for a non-radio-controlled watch when you want quieter operation, a lower cost, or when you need to install it in a location that cannot be reached by radio waves.

Sometimes the choice of the type of mechanism greatly limits the choice of dial design because manufacturers do not provide dual choice for the same product. CalleaDesign, on the other hand, provides the choice in almost all wall clocks in their range.

If your choice does not include the option, then contact the workshop via info@calleadesign.com.

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