There is no question that quartz is more accurate. I have a couple just to make sure I know exactly what time it is (and I check them against the Atomic Clock.) But guys buy autos for the workmanship. If you are used to quartz, dropping a couple of thousand for an auto and finding it runs 3-4 seconds off per day (it adds up!) can be disheartening. Happened to me when I bought my Omega Seamaster and, after consulting an expert on-line, found that it was operating within COSC (I think that's the correct acronym) and while he could get it a little better it probably wasn't worth the dough. Since then I have acquired about a dozen more autos, no more quartz. I like to wear my Luminox Navy Seal (quartz) to bed because it lights up like a Christmas tree and for about $285 you can't beat it.
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1/12/11 at 4:48pm