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post #1471 of 3805
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Originally Posted by dieselman89 View Post

I'm sure there are hundreds of explanations on here, but why is a Auto superior to Quartz, if quartz requires no movement..

Well, it depends on what sense of "superior" you mean. If you want a watch that you can "set and forget" and that will keep reasonable accuracy over a long period of time, then quartz may well suit your preferences better.

The reason that people who are into watches rate mechanical timepieces (including both automatic and manual-wind watches) higher than electronic quartz watches is that the former category can represent a much higher level of craftsmanship than the latter. Creating a watch that keeps reasonably accurate time using only spring tension (especially if it includes complications like a calendar, chronograph, moon phase, etc.) involves complex design and precision engineering. Many watch enthusiasts show their appreciation for such craftsmanship by wearing little mechanical marvels on their wrists, even though the mobile phones in their pockets (or a $10 Casio bought at a drugstore) will keep more accurate time.
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Originally Posted by Gattopardo View Post

Well, it depends on what sense of "superior" you mean. If you want a watch that you can "set and forget" and that will keep reasonable accuracy over a long period of time, then quartz may well suit your preferences better.
The reason that people who are into watches rate mechanical timepieces (including both automatic and manual-wind watches) higher than electronic quartz watches is that the former category can represent a much higher level of craftsmanship than the latter. Creating a watch that keeps reasonably accurate time using only spring tension (especially if it includes complications like a calendar, chronograph, moon phase, etc.) involves complex design and precision engineering. Many watch enthusiasts show their appreciation for such craftsmanship by wearing little mechanical marvels on their wrists, even though the mobile phones in their pockets (or a $10 Casio bought at a drugstore) will keep more accurate time.

Perfect explanation!

Mechanical/Automatic movements are a thing of beauty!

Exhibit A (A. Lange & Sohne mechanical movement)

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post #1474 of 3805

I'm trying to decide between these two:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bulova-96A116-Marine-Black-Watch/dp/B003P1KQ5U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8&coliid=IR2WBW6EVWSBI&colid=278GZC9URW7TC

 

http://www.amazon.com/Citizen-AT0200-05E-Eco-Drive-Chronograph-Canvas/dp/B000EQR6H0/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

 

On the second one, there's a nice picture of it with a rubber strap.  

 

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I keep going back and forth, haven't quite decided yet.  I want to buy a watch from Amazon, because I have a $50 gift card.

post #1475 of 3805
picked these up. i couldn't be happier. my GF was pissed thinking i spent another couple grand on watches lol.

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@okay.w0w
Are those Getat watches? Seagull movement? Can you elaborate on the quality and shipping time?
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I really love this, do you have a link?
 

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Originally Posted by matsui View Post

Saw this one online, sells for 249EUR, 40mm quartz. Anybody know anything regarding Junkers quality? Or is the name fitting?
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post #1478 of 3805
ordered a Blue Orient Ray. Will be arriving on Wednesday, can't wait. I will post some pics!
post #1479 of 3805
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Originally Posted by djwoblely View Post

@okay.w0w
Are those Getat watches? Seagull movement? Can you elaborate on the quality and shipping time?

i got them from jacksontse.com. i'm pretty sure all these hong kong based companies get them from the same manufacturer though. took about 3 weeks from when i ordered for them to come. quality is probably not the best but i really don't think you can go wrong for the price. so far i've gotten plenty of compliments and people are shocked when i tell them how much i spent.
post #1480 of 3805
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I really love this, do you have a link?

Timequestwatches.com carries Junkers. For a budget alternative you could try the KC1568 from Kenneth Cole, available at Amazon.
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ooo i like it, with a different strap that is perfect!

thank you scrounger :)
 

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Originally Posted by Scrounger View Post


Timequestwatches.com carries Junkers. For a budget alternative you could try the KC1568 from Kenneth Cole, available at Amazon.


 

post #1482 of 3805

Here's my seiko

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post #1483 of 3805
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Originally Posted by fueltank View Post

Here's my seiko
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Nice
post #1484 of 3805

I dont have a watch but thinking of pulling the trigger on a SNK807K2 as my first

post #1485 of 3805
Put the Seiko back up on Ebay. I've still go the itch though, so now the hunt continues for a new watch, haha.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170792653763?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_1413

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This one looks interesting for a sub-$300
http://www.ebay.com/itm/200715354620?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_500wt_1182
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