Just thinking about whether quartz watches will continue to be relevant in the watch world and to the masses.
Generally and in most cases, technological advances replace the older technology. In the case of mechanical watches, it seems the novelty and purity of the craft is enough to keep it relevant in today's world. People are still intrigued and surprised at the notion of mechanical watches and it still holds it's place in the luxury market as well. (It's already proved resilient after the emergence of quartz)
I cannot think the same when it comes to quartz, there is very little novelty or interest in the operation of a quartz to the public, and not much interest/seriousness in the watch community to hold its own. Luxury watch companies generally come out with quartz models as an afterthought relative to their mechanical collections.
As the general masses move towards smart watches, we will likely see better battery life, more utility, and variety from the new technology. The watch community has little interest in quartz movements relative to mechanicals (I view quartz as a niche within the niche hobby of horology already). Is quartz the odd technology out that will die off?