I am currently considering a Laco as my next watch, and the reason for this is BECAUSE a quartz movement is offered. I have recently taken a pay cut due to the poor economy in the States, or so that is the reason given to me, and now I am in kind of a bad spot... what will became my love of owning fine timepieces??? Essentially, I simply do not have the resources to spend on a mechanical watch (or it's maintenance) these days, nor do I have the money to "flip" a watch for less that I have paid for it. A watch has truly become a "tool" for me; I travel often and must be punctual for transportation and crew call times. If I am to purchase a timepiece at this point in my life, I must also be willing to keep and enjoy it for while (I may not get a chance to get another any time soon!), and it MUST serve the purpose of displaying the time as accurately as possible (I simply cannot justify the expenditure if it does not). Historically, it has been my experience that quartz movements offer excellent value and accuracy for the money, in terms of both initial layout and long term maintenance. Therefore, I am very happy that Laco offers this option to consumers. This means that I can still, to some extent, maintain a very modest level of acquisition and collection of fine, historically significant timepieces, while both staying within my budget and trusting that my watch is serving its ultimate purpose in displaying the correct time. I applaud Laco for this, and I think it is proper thinking in this modern age. Exclusively catering to the wealthy, or relatively wealthy, is obviously an option that they, given their horological history, have reserved. Yet they offer quartz watches and, because of this, I will purchase a Laco in the future. Regardless of resale value or true historical accuracy, I will wear the watch with admiration and pride knowing that I am adorned with a beautiful, accurate and affordable timepiece that pleases me to behold; all the while knowing that I can, for the long haul, AFFORD to do so. Owning a watch, to me, means this. Thanks to all.