Some of you folks poo poo quartz - sometimes I think just antagonize me
But I think you will appreciate this quartz movement. This was produced, evidently in house, by Longines in the late 70s or early 80s. The watch it is from is NOS and still has the hang tag with the $398 list price... This is from the era when the quartz watches were very high end pieces and sold at top of the line prices.
What preserved this one is it doesn't work. So it was never sold. But, having been one of their most expensive watches, they didn't want to throw it away. But they eventually let it loose and I fished it out of eBay last year.
Beautiful detail. Of movements I have seen, only Gerard-Perrigeaux and Piaget have made quartz movements this nice. Even the dial side is finished...