I am trying to understand how to assess the quality of quartz movements.
The watch at the center of my quest is the Edox Class-1 Chronoffshore 10020 37R NIR (as seen in the attachement) sporting a Edox 10 Ronda 5040.B Quartz mov't.
First, I wanted to know if the mov't had jewels but as I was trying to find the answer to that, I fell upon a thread on WUS that basically said that the Edox 10 Ronda 5040.B Quartz mov't was very basic, if not mediocre. Some posts in the thread went on to assert that $2000 USD was way too much for this model.
At this point, I am already in love with this model. It breaks my heart that it might be a 'fraud' so to speak. Although the price on most websites is around $2300 USD, one vendor is offering it to me for $1800 USD...
My ensuing enquiries go like this:
1- Is the Edox Class-1 Chronoffshore 10020 37R NIR a 'fraud' luxury-ish time piece as are swiss made Tendence watches or Invicta (sorry for the hate)?
2- Would getting it at $1600-$1800 USD make it a fair purchase?
3- Is the Edox 10 Ronda 5040.B Quartz mov't jewelled at all?
4- For future quartz mov't purchases, how should I go about to assess/compare them?
I thank you for your time and your knowledge!