I just wanted to thank everyone who weighed in on the two recent threads that dealt with the Swatch HPM movement and the Seiko SD.
While, I'm not satisfied with the nomenclature of calling them 'quartz' watches, I do think I have a better; if not conclusive; understanding of how they actually work. It would be great if Seiko was a little more forthcoming with details but I doubt that will ever happen.
Anyway it was a great discussion, thanks for participating
Now my HEQ question.
Outside of a Thermoline caliber; what should I look for in a really good swiss quartz movement as far as accuracy goes?
I see a lot of 955 and 956 calibers with jewel counts anywhere from 1 to 17.
Also the stick up top is an excellent resource for technical; ie mechanical parts and servicing but I didn't come across anything with timing specs for the ETA pieces.
So, what should I be looking for in a really good Swiss caliber quartz?