Not a necessity, but a definite bonus!
Thank you. Goes to show a quartz movement can be beautifully decorated too...if effort has been made to beautify the movement, a display back is basically a necessity. Otherwise, why even decorate what is otherwise a purely functional component.
I understand and respect your reasoning. If you think of the watch as just a tool, there is no reason to introduce any potential flaw. However, Omega has a ploprof with a display caseback and 1200m water resistance. That makes me think, once we have figured out how to do it, is it still a legitimate concern?I buy/collect dive watches. For a dive watch, I see a display caseback as a liability - a potential point of ingress for water. So, I personally have no interest in any watches with a display caseback.
Very much depends on the watch. Quartz movement? No. Dive watch with serious water resistance? No.I've got to admit that a see-through caseback, or at very minimum a decorated caseback is a must for me. After all, this is a hobby based loosely on the love of mechanical movements. How important is it for you?