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My preference is mechanical just because I hate changing batteries, but...
avatar March 13, 2018 03:34PM
I don't discriminate when buying a watch - if I like it and the way it looks, it's ok if it's quartz or mechanical. I do like the grab and go nature of quartz, but when they stop, it's harder to get them going - must do battery change.

As for the long run, I think mechanical too just because I've had to replace quartz movements that have gone bad - cheap, but a pain, nonetheless.

I don't get watches serviced until I know they need it. Have had a Seadweller since 2005 and haven't had it serviced yet. Runs great.

I tend to shy away from Eco-Drives and Solar watches as they require being in light and in my safe, it's dark. It is no fun to try and revive an Eco-Drive that has been dead for months. It takes a lot of light and a long time. You don't just put it on and wear it. That is the reason I sold my Mission Antarctica watches. If you only wear one or two watches, it's s different story.
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Quartz vs. Mechanical in the long run Jpeg Attachments Smaug 176 March 13, 2018 07:55AM
My preference is mechanical just because I hate changing batteries, but... Mike D 121 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© 107 March 13, 2018 04:34PM
Top of my watch box is glass and it sits by a window. BF Hammer 111 March 13, 2018 04:47PM
It's worthy of discussion Hemel 123 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© 122 March 13, 2018 02:42PM
Not that I know of Hemel 116 March 13, 2018 06:00PM
That may be a dream for a while. BF Hammer 114 March 13, 2018 03:15PM
Re: They blow through a large coin-size 2016 cell every 2 years. James T. Kirk© 104 March 13, 2018 03:19PM
Honestly, I consider almost all my watches disposable. They will most likely last the rest of my life Zeb 112 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
To make anything last it has to be taken care of .......... Robmks 117 March 13, 2018 12:40PM
Is it worth the cost to save the watch. Jpeg Attachments JohnSNY 134 March 13, 2018 10:14AM
I wasn't really talking about heirlooms though Smaug 119 March 13, 2018 10:24AM
Well, the calculations apply to all watches though >> Dre 125 March 13, 2018 11:36AM
Agreed. (n/t) Smaug 112 March 13, 2018 07:36PM
Two different kinds of watch. KentBetts 126 March 13, 2018 11:10AM
Thumbs Up good advice (n/t) Smaug 103 March 13, 2018 07:36PM



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