10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby Racer-X » June 2nd 2017, 8:12pm

by Andrew Connor "Quartz is something of a four-letter word in watch geekery, probably because it doesn’t have the illustrious “soul” and “craftsmanship” of a mechanical watch. But considering a good amount of watch brands use mass-produced movements from third-party suppliers, these are things we probably shouldn’t get too caught up in, at least when talking about watches on the lower end of the price spectrum. Because the thing is, quartz watches are fantastic. Aside from battery changes, they don’t require much servicing and they’ll be more accurate than even the most expensive mechanical watch. Further, aside from some particularly special high-end quartz watches, you can find some incredible timepieces under $1,000 — many of them far, far below that."

Article at Gear Patrol

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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby Luftwafflles » June 2nd 2017, 9:08pm

Yep. Quartz is a more than viable option. I'm surprised the article doesn't mention Casio, since they make some of the most purely functional watches in the industry.
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby labman » June 2nd 2017, 9:35pm

Got nothing against quartz - just off the top of my head probably 1/2 of my watches are quartz.

From 2 Casio G-shocks, a couple of Citizen Eco-Drives, a couple of Seiko, a Sector, a Lum-Tec, a couple of Invictas, a Swiss Army, a Timex, a Renato and a Skagen.

I like 'em just as much as I like my automatics.

Nothing wrong with a quartz IMO.
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby foghorn » June 3rd 2017, 3:23am

I own a number of both quartz and mechanical and like them equally.

Oddly enough , not one of my non-quartz watches has a soul. What a load of fecal matter that argument is.
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby TemerityB » June 3rd 2017, 5:23am

While it's perfectly okay to prefer an automatic movement - cripes, who doesn't - those who storm around doing the "quartz sucks" things are the LoadGlorias of the forum and social media worlds. They're there, but they just take up space.

I insist: Try an Omega 1538 or a Seiko 5M65 and then tell me quartz can't be a blast.
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby codguy » June 3rd 2017, 6:41am

Q- What higher end wartch company has quartz models (say >$3,000) with sweeping hands?

Are there any?
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby relaxer7 » June 5th 2017, 2:41am

Bulova get pretty close to a sweep on the UHF models for about $300!
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 5th 2017, 4:09am

codguy wrote:Q- What higher end wartch company has quartz models (say >$3,000) with sweeping hands?

Are there any?

I don't think there are any. Certainly not any of the Swiss companies. Most (I don't know if all) generic quartz movements made these days, maybe spare for a few by Bulova, are quartz-controlled stepper motor ones. That said, I don't think that the luxury manufacturers have made a battery-powered sweep seconds watch since the last ETA-ESA tuning fork movement was discontinued.
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby smellody » June 5th 2017, 6:19am

Fake news.
   
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Re: 10 Watches That Prove Quartz Is Better Than You Think

Postby Hawk » June 5th 2017, 8:09am

smellody wrote:Fake news.


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