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post #46 of 54
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.
post #47 of 54
Here here. You got a cool blog man.

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I vastly prefer mechanical movements, as I find that there is a certain allure, and that the workmanship that went into the watch is quite intriguing.

Patek Philippe makes some of the best watches, but their prices are higher than most.
post #48 of 54
i didnt read all posts so at the risk of repetition, imho if you are going to spend any money on a watch it should be mechanical. i hear quartz and think $10 timex, although there are plenty of generic mechanical movements out there as well

this really isnt the place for a dissertation, so go out read up on the subject from an unbiased source and decide what is important for you in watch before you spend any significant money

good luck
post #49 of 54
I like both types of watches. Both play their parts. Neither should be dismissed.
post #50 of 54
I'm curious, to posters, does the accuracy thing really matter that much? Personally, as long as I'm within about 5 minutes of the "correct" time, I'm fine with a watch, so a few seconds or more a year (heck, a minute loss a year) isn't actually that much is it?
post #51 of 54
Not for me, but many automatics run fast/slow quite a few seconds per day, which over the course of a couple weeks or longer can you take you further out than a mere five minutes. I can understand if some people don't want to have to re-set their watches all the time. Both quartz and automatic have their place, therefore.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by CARNIVORE View Post
A mechanical watch, particularly an automatic, is a true timepiece and could even be considered as a reflection of what was once one of mankind's greatest feats of engineering. It is almost organic - an extension of your body; it's heartbeat sustained by the mere movements of your wrist.

That's really beautiful, btw. Nicely said.
post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by Syl View Post
I'm curious, to posters, does the accuracy thing really matter that much? Personally, as long as I'm within about 5 minutes of the "correct" time, I'm fine with a watch, so a few seconds or more a year (heck, a minute loss a year) isn't actually that much is it?

Two of my watches are manuals and have to be set daily, so when I wear my automatic, I tend to set it prior to wear just as I do my manuals.
post #54 of 54
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I can't even walk down the street and declare that I'm a proud mongoloid anymore.

wtf?
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