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    Quartz watches- Am I a snob for disliking them?

    I don't know about the rest of you, but to me, if you put a quartz movement in a watch, it feels like the watch doesn't have a soul. Like it destroys the beauty of watches in general. Am I a snob for thinking this or am I not alone? Obviously for the average person, a quartz watch makes sense. It's affordable and keeps good time. And I used to be like that, I still own several quartz watches. But now, I'd rather have something with an ETA or an SW or even an automatic Miyota than a "Swiss Quartz" whatever that means. What do you guys think about quartz watches?
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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for hating them?

    Hate is a strong word.

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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for hating them?

    You're right. post edited

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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for hating them?

    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestOris View Post
    You're right. post edited
    Nonetheless. Yes.

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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for disliking them?

    Quartz watches are fine in my book. They have a solid spot in horology. I don't really think of any of my watches as having "souls" but I know what you mean. I would rather a Grand Seiko quartz than a run of the mill eta. I have many autos and wear my quartz seamaster more than any of them. They are tough and accurate. There is also a big gap between high end quartz and kiosk quartz. Some of them are very technical and very well finished.
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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for hating them?

    Soulful quartz
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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for hating them?

    ^^^Now that's a quartz movement^^^
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    Point taken. Thanks for your input guys. I'm new to this, I appreciate the other perspectives

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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for disliking them?

    Here is a really good read on a quality quartz movement. You might change your opinion on them.
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/quar...eresting.5475/

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    Re: Quartz watches- Am I a snob for disliking them?

    Now this is a novel thread.

    How about convenience? A watch you can lay down for weeks or months and then grab and go with it and the time is right on. Or how about value appropriate for an activity, like going on a trip and you don't have to worry about losing it, breaking it or having stolen. Sure, I respect a fine mechanical more than a quartz and I'd love to wear a fine mechanical all the time. But every time is not always the right time for a fine mechanical. Sometimes a quartz does just fine. Nothing to be shocked or saddened by. Some of the best collections here with $100,000+ watches have one or a few quartz in their collections. They must know something that you don't.

    Typical beginner's point of view.
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