Originally Posted by gdl203
No quartz please. If your budget is $30, OK sure. If your budget is $300, then definitely not.
And why not? Simpler (and certainly more advanced) technology, bigger bang for buck, more features (at a cheaper price) and so on, ad infinitum. If anything, going quartz or quasi-digital for that price will give you some really good options (e.g. Tissot T-touch). I've never understood going with a wind-up or an automatic watch, unless you are planning on going to the moon or to a place where you are magically going to be away from a battery store for the next few years. And even then, just carry another bloody watch. If you want brand name and elitism, then fine, go with an automatic or whatever. But if you want good functionality and superior technology at a cheaper price, nothing can beat quartz.