I have been a serious watch lover for the last 10 years, and like the simplicity of a one watch "collection". I have had mostly mechanical automatic watches and love the micromechanics but I am obsessed with precision so I keep lurking back to the HAQ world...(I had a Grand Seiko SBGF017 but sold it and now just purchased the black dial version SBGF021, it is just such a cool watch).
Just wanted to know your particular reasons to favor HAQ over mechanical watches. IMO mechanical watches are a thing of magic, after servicing one of these, winding it up, seeing it starting to beat, is just fantastic. The downside -of course- is that in practical terms, you need to wind them periodically (even if they are automatic) or just can't leave them on a drawer and don't worry about resetting them. I would also dare to say that they are more sensitive to being magnetized by all the gadgets we handle on a daily basis. Also servicing them gets pricey...
On the other hand HAQ watches (and quartz in general) have they own magic, the quartz crystal oscillator and the electronics involved are a feat of precision and engineering creating a super accurate, practical, and reliable machine, less prone to being magnetized and cheaper to maintain in the long run. I wish there were as many high end designs and options available as with mechanical watches..
What's your opinion?