Do you think going with the quartz version of a watch a value conscience way of getting a good quality watch for a bargain price, or is the loss of the mechanical movement too big of a down side. I know I've heard many people say it's the finish and design that draws them to a watch not the movement and others who say they would never buy quartz.
A quick example would be a Hamilton Khaki in quartz at $200 cheaper than an identical automatic version. Do you take a hit and get the auto or save some money and get the exact same watch powered by a quartz.
Maybe a better example would be a quartz Datejust. The mechanical version is out of your reach financially, but you you could do a Oysterquartz model and come in on budget. This is a bad example for several reasons, but you understand what I'm getting at. No Rolex or a quartz Rolex... which is it?