Hello WUS. Here's your chance to share your favourite quartz watches, the underdogs of the watch enthusiast world. I've got nothing against quartz, except when they are hideously overpriced for no good reason. You could say the same about a fair few mechanicals, I know, but given the uber-cheapness of many quartz movements it seems even more of an insult.
I occasionally rock a quartz Seiko Tuna MM, and its high-torque movement is pretty interesting from a technical PoV. I also own a very reliable Traser which for many years was my daily beater, and tritium technology adds to the package. And, right now, I quite like a number of quartz Lum-Tec 'Combat B' models. I guess this thread, therefore, is a celebration of quartz. Yes, this tiny vibrating mineral-driven engine, invented by Seiko and which remains probably the world's most ubiquitous horological power-source.
If you want to play, nominate what you think is:
(a) The best high-end quartz, for whatever reason (accuracy, movement, styling etc). High-end, for the sake of argument, in this instance means over 1500 USD and doesn't include Spring Drives (this is about quartz, dammit, pure QUARTZ not fancy hybrids... including Kinetic, mecha-quartz or Ecodrive).
(b) The best affordable quartz (i.e. under 1500 USD). If you want, make it specific to your lifestyle, i.e. it could be a dress watch, a beater or something specific to your job or hobbies.
(c) The best HAQ (High-Accuracy Quartz) for those of us who want to get there EXACTLY ON TIME. Probably in a space shuttle or something.
Watches can be analogue, digi, ana-digi, chronographs, radio-controlled... anything, as long as it's got a battery!
Am really looking forward to see what you guys come up with.
Oh, and pictures... here's one of my favourite top-end quartz watches... the Breitling Aerospace Evo Night Mission.