Good points. It’s true quartz is definitely better value for money without any drawback on the looks and the accuracy is superb, the mechanical watches stand no chance obviously, and also with lower maintenance costs, so wise choice!12.7mm is not so bad. It's quite slim in comparison to todays inflated cases. By the way I noticed that big size watches became not so popular like they started to be 10-15 years ago.
I didn't like quartz watches before I got 2221.80 one. I though quartz is cheap and so on (like everybody does then they are not familiar with high quality quartz movements), therefore I had to cross the line in my head. I had not so little watches and I realised that everyday watch is a tool.
Tool watch have to be:
1. Robust (that I would be not afraid to scratch it or bang it into something and not be afraid that it would lose accuracy and will cost me 1/5 of the watch to make accurate again),
2. Accurate (at least 10 sec/month),
3. Good quality (good looking, brushed where it needs to be brushed and polished where it needs to be polished),
4. Low maintenance (for quartz just good quality batteries every 3-4 years. This movement have low battery indicator),
5. Functional (divers bezel, quick adjust hour hand, adjusting bracelet)
6. And luxury enough for a good price.
This quartz SMP is a good fit for me.
I know repairs can be expensive but hey I got one of my dream watches. I decided to go for the Co-axial because of longer service intervals but not only that, from an aesthetic point of view I love the sweeping seconds hand and the workmanship going into the watch. Not that I wouldn’t settle for a quartz one but this was the model worn in Casino Royale that made me want it even more tbh. Besides I’ve been on the auctions sites for a while and was outbid for a few years and skipped if it was not a full set or extremely overpriced.
For how long have you owned your fine piece ? 🙏