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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Seabee1 View Post
    There was a taboo?
    This whole quartz vs mechanical thing is stupid. Like arguing whether football or soccer is the better sport (or basketball, or baseball, or lawn darts, etc).
    Watches are like dogs, there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.
    Football (American) is totally better than soccer.
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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    I like both for different reasons. And I'm okay with that.
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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    Yes it is, the key to quartz revival is not just snap an generic quartz movement with some stamping and sell on good design and quality casing but with a premium price tag.

    Invest in high end in house quartz movement like what Seiko, Citizen are doing with superb accuracy and finished of the movement. Even Longines are bringing back the VPH in house quartz movement. These movement are not your $30-$50 standard ETA movement which can be source easily. They are exclusive. Quartz is not cheap movement if with certain exclusive technology and much better finishing. Same can be say for mechanical watch which some sold as low as $10- $15 which makes mechanical watch cheap too.

    Bulova makes a huge mistake by cheapen their Accutron II 262khz movement with smooth sweeping hand into just a fashion watch category. These watch mimic mechanical watch second hand steering but far higher beats , accuracy and good battery life. Since they are in house, they could have decorated it with much superior finishing and selling of mid range catergory of diver or dress watch at $1000-$2500 range. But everything is too late, they ruined everything for such a new quartz technology selling at $100 plus and mediocre movement finishing.

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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    Those new Timex American watches are nice. A bit over priced tbh but I’d pick one up for cheaper.

    Personally when it comes to an easy every day watch I love quartz. I still have my Mechanical watches but sometimes it’s easy to just slap and go and not worry.

    I’d say my favorite quartz is the Casio mdv 106. Quartz diver for $45. It’s amazing.


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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Triton9 View Post
    Yes it is, the key to quartz revival is not just snap an generic quartz movement with some stamping and sell on good design and quality casing but with a premium price tag.

    Invest in high end in house quartz movement like what Seiko, Citizen are doing with superb accuracy and finished of the movement. Even Longines are bringing back the VPH in house quartz movement. These movement are not your $30-$50 standard ETA movement which can be source easily. They are exclusive. Quartz is not cheap movement if with certain exclusive technology and much better finishing. Same can be say for mechanical watch which some sold as low as $10- $15 which makes mechanical watch cheap too.

    Bulova makes a huge mistake by cheapen their Accutron II 262khz movement with smooth sweeping hand into just a fashion watch category. These watch mimic mechanical watch second hand steering but far higher beats , accuracy and good battery life. Since they are in house, they could have decorated it with much superior finishing and selling of mid range catergory of diver or dress watch at $1000-$2500 range. But everything is too late, they ruined everything for such a new quartz technology selling at $100 plus and mediocre movement finishing.

    A sure way for Citizen to get my money is if they combined the Bulova Precisionist movement's 16 bps sweep, with the convenience of the Citizen Eco-Drive solar charging, and maybe their Satellite Wave GPS synching, with a case featuring the premium finishing of the Citizen Chronomaster.
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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    I love my mechanicals (3), but I’m happy to have my quartz watches as well (4). No hate here. 5-6 years ago, I didn’t own a quartz...

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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    I don’t think there is any such taboo for the wider watchbuying public. Watchmakers are in it to make money and if they can increase profits by using quartz to widen their customer base then surely that must be a good thing. Only among us enthusiasts are there the purists who scorn quartz technology and our numbers are far too small for our opinions to affect the regard in which these companies are held in the wider world.
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    Nice Set there.




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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    "Personally, I have nothing against quartz - but I know that's a minority opinion"

    Agree with what many others have already said, the "taboo" mainly exists on watch forums, which compared to the real world population is minuscule. Almost everyone I interact with day to day wears a quartz watch. They know nothing of the WUS taboo.
    Make sense from a sales standpoint for watch company to give consumers the option imo.

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    Re: Is the quartz taboo slipping away - ?

    In outside world there is no taboo on quartz.
    By numbers of units sold quartz/smart watches outsell mechanical watches.
    As a person who actually enjoyed switching from mechanical watches to quartz (long time ago when quartz crisis happened) i don't even understand question.
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