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Post by Robti on Sun Aug 11 2019, 20:20

When looking at a watch and it has 2 movements and that's the only difference bar price the quartz is cheaper, which would you go for and why ?
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Post by domecurb on Sun Aug 11 2019, 21:15

thats a hard one as there are quartz movements that are technically superior to spring driven, it would really depend on the make and the watch, i know lots prefer spring powered over quartz, but i dont differentiate between the 2, one thing to remember is that quartz analogue and spring driven analogue are essentially the same, one uses a spring as a power source and the other uses battery power, the main components are the same IE 1st,2nd and 3rd wheels in the drive train etc while there is no doubting that spring driven are often good to look at, there are a lot of quartz movt that can hold their own in the looks stakes

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to my eyes they look just as good and perform so much better than any Spring driven movement

amazingly though most younger people. even in their 30's, have no clue about wound up watches, in fact i have bought many a watch on ebay mis described as needing a new battery when all they had to do was give the watch a quick wind or a shake
so really i cant answer the OP's question ...sorry lol!


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Post by Robti on Sun Aug 11 2019, 21:37

Thanks Bruce posted really in regards to a hydroconquest movement
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Post by domecurb on Sun Aug 11 2019, 21:45

it has a good quality ETA jeweled movement that are cheap and easy to swap if needed, i had the hydroconquest quartz and its a very good watch, obviously the mechanical one will be dearer and probably hold its value better, but as i have said i personally couldn't choose between the 2


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Post by Robti on Mon Aug 12 2019, 21:28

Thanks for the reply Bruce I still couldn't make my mind up so put it at the back of my mind for now
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Post by domecurb on Mon Aug 12 2019, 21:58

one thing about quartz, you can put it down for 3 weeks and go to it and itis still on time and the right date, you cant do that with an auto


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