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Two different kinds of watch.
avatar March 13, 2018 11:10AM
I like quartz watches ok. Lots of quartz movements are unjeweled plastic things. A few are well made. It is a little shocking that when quartz watches came into common use that the quartz movement makers seemed to toss centuries of watchmaking technology out the window and went with the cheapest injection molded parts possible. I don't think this was necessary or the right way to go.

I wouldn't ever go for a name brand quartz in the thousand dollar range, because electronics tend to go bad eventually, while a mechanical watch seems to hold up and is theoretically repairable for a long time. The Seiko Springdrive is fine if you have lots of cash and want to buy a toy, but if one goes haywire in 20 years it might be tricky to have repaired.

Oh yeah, before you declare your quartz watch defective, have a watchmaker who knows quartz check it out. I think that quartz watches can go haywire if the stator gets magnetized, so not running after a battery change could be due to that. I think the stator is the metal piece going through the coil. Your watchmaker can figure it out.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2018 11:13AM by KentBetts.
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Quartz vs. Mechanical in the long run Jpeg Attachments Smaug 281 March 13, 2018 07:55AM
My preference is mechanical just because I hate changing batteries, but... Mike D 173 March 13, 2018 03:34PM
Re: I tend to shy away from Eco-Drives and Solar watches as they require being in light... James T. Kirk© 144 March 13, 2018 04:34PM
Top of my watch box is glass and it sits by a window. BF Hammer 156 March 13, 2018 04:47PM
It's worthy of discussion Hemel 183 March 13, 2018 01:21PM
I'd love the best of both worlds" A high beat (like a Bulova Precisonist) and eco drive/solar... James T. Kirk© 173 March 13, 2018 02:42PM
Not that I know of Hemel 155 March 13, 2018 06:00PM
That may be a dream for a while. BF Hammer 171 March 13, 2018 03:15PM
Re: They blow through a large coin-size 2016 cell every 2 years. James T. Kirk© 139 March 13, 2018 03:19PM
Honestly, I consider almost all my watches disposable. They will most likely last the rest of my life Zeb 153 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
To make anything last it has to be taken care of .......... Robmks 170 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
Is it worth the cost to save the watch. Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 214 March 13, 2018 10:14AM
I wasn't really talking about heirlooms though Smaug 183 March 13, 2018 10:24AM
Well, the calculations apply to all watches though >> Dre 178 March 13, 2018 11:36AM
Agreed. (n/t) Smaug 156 March 13, 2018 07:36PM
Two different kinds of watch. KentBetts 184 March 13, 2018 11:10AM
Thumbs Up good advice (n/t) Smaug 153 March 13, 2018 07:36PM

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