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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Do you have a link to the old quartz chronometer spec?

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    I posted them in "what is the first cosc watch" thread on post number 26.

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    From the article, it seems a great watch - Who knows why Rolex didn't start the production...

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    Yes good technology. I have lost all patience for mechanical movements. Even the Rolex ones. Rollie fans wax on and on about their tough "tool" watches, but the reality is, one good bash on a door jamb or drop onto hard surface and the movement will require service. 8-12 weeks of no watch & $800usd++ fee. Leave your Rollie too close to your phone overnight? Magnetized, even with the new parachrom blu hairspring. Easy enough to fix at home with a demagnetizer but all the same a hassle. Oysterquartz would be great if went back into production but I don't think Rolex can/will do that. I think Grand Seiko have even dis-focused on their quartz movements in favor of mechanicals per their new issues sadly. Citizen & Longines (ETA) the only ones really carrying the HAQ torch forward these days it seems. I really hope the 0100 doesn't die a slow death in limited edition land. 0100 in regular production watches might reinvigorate the whole HAQ market. Most people aren't even aware of HAQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomchicago View Post
    I think Grand Seiko have even dis-focused on their quartz movements in favor of mechanicals per their new issues sadly.
    GS has new quartz watches, like my new 9F GMT, also diver. Certainly the 5 to 10 times more expensive automatics and spring drives get the limelight, but I suspect the new 9F GMT for example is a big seller already, and has turned at least some enthusiasts towards quartz again. For accuracy and simplicity, combined with top notch GS fit and finish.
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    Good point. I have an automatic GMT...lemme tell u setting it makes me cringe. I don't believe in winders so when I want to wear it, it's a huge hassle to set properly. Quartz for the win.

    Quote Originally Posted by GMT-man View Post
    GS has new quartz watches, like my new 9F GMT, also diver. Certainly the 5 to 10 times more expensive automatics and spring drives get the limelight, but I suspect the new 9F GMT for example is a big seller already, and has turned at least some enthusiasts towards quartz again. For accuracy and simplicity, combined with top notch GS fit and finish.
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    Quite interesting and informative. Beautiful dial! thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEQAdmirer View Post
    Quite interesting and informative. Beautiful dial! thanks
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