I don't quite get why people want to pay so much more for an automatic watch over quartz.
It's more expensive, bulkier, heavier, costly servicing and it does a terribly inaccurate job of its primary function of telling the time.
I especially dont understand automatic watches for "professional" watches like divers, field, aviation and chronographs. Quartz has always made more sense if you want a true professional watch. Why would an actual professional astronaut ever wear an automatic watch that loses 15 seconds per day?
Quartz movements are extremely important in regard to modern day horology; especially when being used in real world application. My ACTUAL pilot colleagues all wear quartz pieces, because people's lives depend on the accuracy and durability that these utility pieces offer. All the automatic "couch pilots" who call themselves watch enthusiasts are obviously clueless to the original purpose of these time pieces.
My pilot uncle actually has a chuckle at those "couch pilots" with automatic aviation watches.