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    Quartz watches vs price

    There are people that hate Quartz watches and would never buy one and others that buy only Quartz instead.

    Anyway the question is: what's the maximum price that you ever paid or you are ready to pay for a Quartz watch regardless the name, quality etc?

    And I am not talking here about thermally comprensated high-end Quartz but about "regular" Quartz movements.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    The maximum price I've paid for a quartz was about US$300 for my Seiko diver, almost exactly 5 years ago.

    Back then, I didn't even know mechanical watches existed, and bought my watch purely for it's looks.

    Now, I'd pay US$150 maximum for a quartz.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnaeus View Post
    There are people that hate Quartz watches and would never buy one and others that buy only Quartz instead.

    Anyway the question is: what's the maximum price that you ever paid or you are ready to pay for a Quartz watch regardless the name, quality etc?

    And I am not talking here about thermally comprensated high-end Quartz but about "regular" Quartz movements.

    Thanks,

    Johnaeus
    I only buy quartz because I'm an accuracy freak. Before I learned about thermocompensation, I paid about $1300 for an Omega (about because it was part of an exchange) and the same for a Ventura digital Delta. Unfortunately the thermocompensated numbers get a lot higher!

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    I paid about $350 in the past (about 10 years ago), but now that I know about automatics would only pay up to about $150 for quartz unless it was VERY special.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    I am still thinking if I should pay about 900$ for a Longines LungoMare Chronograph Quartz... and I don't know anything about the accuracy of this watch (Longines says about this movement -9 to +15 sec/month - that's not a fantastic precision for a Quartz !):
    http://www.longines.com/eng/html_lon..._lungomare.cfm

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    Hi there,

    I would pay up to 1000 EUR for a quartz watch: The Sinn UX

    Not because of quartz but despite of quartz.
    Just to have the Hydro feature.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnaeus View Post
    I am still thinking if I should pay about 900$ for a Longines LungoMare Chronograph Quartz... and I don't know anything about the accuracy of this watch (Longines says about this movement -9 to +15 sec/month - that's not a fantastic precision for a Quartz !):
    http://www.longines.com/eng/html_lon..._lungomare.cfm

    Johnaeus
    I think 15 sec per month is about par for the quartz course for manufacturers' claims unless it's compensated. Of course, many quartz do a lot better than that but that's explained by manufacturing tolerances and adjustment variations rather than what the manufacturer claims. They probably give looser numbers than are usually realised in service because they don't want a spate of complaints.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    The most I would pay for a quartz would be $400.00 (USD).

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    I have a quartz watch that's worth about $2500 (an Omega). No way I'd pay that today. If I were looking for a rugged chronograph that I could use in any situation, including occasions where the watch might be jarred, I'd be willing to pay up to about $500.

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    Re: Quartz watches vs price

    I have the price of $500 in my mind as the limit for a quartz. Don't ask me why $500. My problem is I see quartz watches as an 'electronics' item, whereas mechanical watches are crafted 'timepieces'.

    I don't need to know the time to within a second, so the accuracy is not an issue. The mechanicals are marvels of (mechanical vs. electrical) engineering and I enjoy the challenge they present. Perhaps it is not very different from guys that spend hours tuning their old cars when any newer Toyota or Honda would perform far more efficiently.
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