Thanks for elaborating on your views on movements Dino. On the question of quartz, a results-oriented view on movements doesn't require one to prefer quartz watches. Just because one doesn't place much value on the artisanal craftsmanship aspect of watchmaking doesn't mean he can't appreciate the solution of interesting problems within clearly defined parameters that is the basis of the mechanical watchmaking enterprise.
Personally I aspire to a pragmatic and results-oriented (forward-thinking?) approach to both clothes tailoring and watch movements, so tend to be less impressed by endeavors to complicate either for the sake of exclusivity or symbolizing labor/effort, neither of which have much value to me. That's not to discount the value of aesthetics and ornamentation - I of course recognize that a certain amount of pleasure can come when one looks at the display back of his watch from time to time. Likewise I'm not advocating a formulaic calculation for evaluating watches (x, y, z potential points for movement, dial, case, etc.) - clearly our favorite watches are the ones that appeal intuitively.
I guess if one has as you've described a results oriented view of a movement, what is wrong with a quartz movement? Its simple, more accurate, often less expensive, and more technologically advanced than mechanical movements which have been around for hundreds of years.
You previously suggested the reason people get so interested in watch movements is to inject intellectualism into the subject. At least for me its due to an appreciation of workmanship, exclusivity, and maybe history. However if one is mostly focused on end results, is it accurate and reliable ...then why would one consider any of the higher end brands? Simply for design? A Rolex, Omega, Breitling, or IWC will give you the time, are accurate, reliable and should satisfy one's appreciation of solving the problem of how to tell time. Much of how Patek, VC, AP and Lange are marketed and sold is based on quality, workmanship, tradition, history, and exclusivity (and thats often just when talking about their movements...not the overall brand). If you take those away (from the movement or the brand) are you merely left with the overall appearance as the criteria of what to buy?
The appreciation of solving a problem within parameters as a way of choosing a watch sounds rather robotic. However, if one considers why one appreciates that, isn't it because at some point someone used labor/effor/intelligence to devise a way to tell time with a mechanical device...so does that not then go back toward some appreciation of history and a romantic notion of skilled craftsman figuring out how to make a clock or watch run?
Your end results purchasing idea is interesting, but without any interest in the finish, history/tradition, exclusivity, etc., which are factors that play on our emotions, it does make me wonder why one would buy a high end watch when an average watch (be it mechanical or quartz) can essentially do the same job.