I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?
I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.
In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.
Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.
(Sorry for the blurry photos. And while it has a titanium bracelet, but I usually like to usually like to wear it on NATOs.)