I've read a lot about the second hands on even high-end quartz watches not aligning with the minute markers. To tell you the truth, I have passed on a number of high-end quartz watches because I feel that it's a precision and quality control issue well within the capabilities of the watch companies to correct. I won't buy a quartz watch if the second hand stops off the minute markers. Why won't the watch companies fix this? Who wants to pay $2,000 for a high-end quartz watch that shows such a lack of attention to detail? Quartz watches are supposed to be ultra-precise, but if they can't get the second hands to line up correctly, what kind of dedication to precision does that show? I won't order a quartz watch online . . . I have to see the second hand in operation at the "brick and mortar" store before I will buy it.
I could see an ad campaign by a company that capitalizes on the fact that no watch leaves their factory with a misaligned second hand. I really would like to see this!