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post #16 of 49
Sinn, Rolex Oysterquartz, Rado, B&R, Omega SeMP Quartz, AP RO Rectangulaire...

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post #17 of 49
Citizen Chronomaster - the most accurate quartz wristwatch you can buy (though not the most accurate ever made, which was also a Citizen).

The top model quartz Grand Seiko is also pretty cool - the movement is a hermetically sealed unit and, other than battery replacements, it's designed to run for 50 years without service.

I also still have a soft spot for Seiko's Kinetic quartz watches - odd, overdone, technology though it is.
post #18 of 49
I was always partial to Shellman watches, particularly for the detail that goes into them. I have had their Grand Complication for over two years now, and have been pondering adding the World Time Minute Repeater to my collection. The US distributor is Arco International in NYC (www.shellmanwatches.com), but I find the main site, www.shellman.com to be far better done, with tons of detailed information. Regards, Ryan
post #19 of 49
I've always loved Skagen for their simple and classy designs.
post #20 of 49
"Cool Quartz Watch" is an oxymoron.... kind of like "Army Inteligence"
post #21 of 49
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Originally Posted by StylenotFashion View Post
"Cool Quartz Watch" is an oxymoron....

BS.

The OP asked about design and aesthetics. Whether or not the movement is a more economical, more accurate quartz or a more old-fasihoned mechanical movement is irrelevant. (I say this as I'm about to buy my first automatic watch.)

Do you think the Omega seamaster looks cool? Does the exact same model in a quartz look less cool?
post #22 of 49
Breitling Emergency
post #23 of 49
If a sport watch is what you're after I don't know of one better than the Omega Speedmaster X-33

post #24 of 49
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post

The top model quartz Grand Seiko is also pretty cool - the movement is a hermetically sealed unit and, other than battery replacements, it's designed to run for 50 years without service.

I also still have a soft spot for Seiko's Kinetic quartz watches - odd, overdone, technology though it is.

+1. Grand Seiko for sure. But they are quite pricey and probably pretty hard to get in North America.
post #25 of 49
I actually like Tokyo Flash watches.... Japanese quartz movement.....



http://watches.watchco.com/Tokyo-Fla..._brand_id=2332=2332
post #26 of 49
Some of those old quartz watches are rather interesting as a period-piece. I'm sure they were quite the thing back in their day.
post #27 of 49
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The original Hamilton Ventura


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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Agreed. If I were to get a quartz watch one of these would definitely be on my list, but it would be one of the original vintage ones.

The original Hamilton Electrics were not quartz-regulated. They were regulated by the traditional old mechanical watch escapement; only the mainspring had been replaced by the electric parts/battery. The accutron movement came next, and then quartz watches came into being.

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That's the watch from Men In Black!

Close. The Ventura has the fancy stepped and covered lugs. The watch on MIB was the Pacer, which is almost the same except it has more traditional lugs.

In case anybody IS going to get a vintage Hamilton Electric, make sure to get one with the 505 movement, not the 500. The 500 was unreliable; it needed repair way too often and built up so much negative press that it, basically, was the death of the Hamilton Electrics despite the improvements in the 505.
post #28 of 49
The other icon of that vein was Bulova's Accutron.
post #29 of 49
IMO the Rolex Quartz is the most useless hunk of metal in all of watchdom. Just one man's opinion though . . . .
post #30 of 49
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The other icon of that vein was Bulova's Accutron.

Once again: not quartz.
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