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I have not found a similar thread yet but I have to ask: What are your must-have quartz watches?

The usual roster would be:

Seiko Tuna
Bulova Moon Watch
Timed Weekender or Waterbury

What else?
 

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Any G-Shock......at least one for the Apocalypse.

DW-5600BB With GW-5000 & GWX-5600



Most robust watches made, bar none
 

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LOL, yup...gotta have a G-Shock. For me, its the Rangeman. I have it incoming as my early Christmas present from my wife (sadly not the carbon fiber band version pictured below, but still stoked!). I'll have it by Monday.

 

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My list is going to skew heavily multi-function:


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Everyone should have a Bulova Preciionist. I'm fond of the chronographs, but they're all good (UHF Military pictured.) High accuracy/smooth sweep with different functions per movement.



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VSA Maverick: This is the "watch that looks like a million bucks" option that just happens to be quartz. The big date, dual time version is a particular bargain (around $160 USD on sale, and fit, finish and bracelet give $500 watches a serious run for their money.)


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Another VSA, but as a bit of a placeholder. This is a Chrono Classic XLS with an ETA 251.262, and I highly recommend the movement as a premium quartz with excellent mechanical feel. Honorable mention goes to the Seiko VK63/64 Mecaquartz. It adds a great flyback feature but loses the travel-frliendly quick-set hour hand of the ETA (a surprisingly nice feature.) I just don't have a specific Mecaquartz to recommend. Seiko seems unable to really capitalize on one of their best movements and 3rd parties are all over the place.


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And of course, the Casio MDV-106. The stinking best value in a <$50 watch.

Honorable mention goes to watches with the Ronda 5040.d movement (excellent chrono with a 12-hour maximum timing feature), Citizen Eco-Drives (too many to count, but solar is a very nice feature) and the Casio MTD-1079/1080 series as a strong competitor for the MDV-106 in the <$100 range (most around $70-80.) You lose the screw-down crown but gain much better detailing on the dial, a day-date and a super illuminator feature.)
 

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Hamilton Ventura (latest design, last year's release) - because it's a unique look with plenty of cinematic history, and very smartly updated to modern sensibilities without excess:

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Next, the Autodromo Prototipo Chrongraph, because the fit and finish on these is mind-bogglingly good:

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And finally, the Citizen Nighthawk, because it's the best looking tool watch you can get for the price, and it's a solar-powered GMT to boot, with a sweet bracelet:

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AMW-320









MDV-102 Marlin with light so bright it is a decent flashlight.



MDV-106 Marlin is inexpensive, reliable, accurate and waterproof.....did I mention very inexpensive?



MTD-1080-8 Illuminator



2 bright LED bulbs



EF-503 x 4









 

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As Mr_blonde says, the Bulova Moon Watch.
As turnkrucher mentions, it does wear quite small for a 45mm.
Apologies for the poor quality picture, the dial is actually a beautiful deep black with white print.
 

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Some of my favourites.

Momentum Base Layer, really nice sandwich dial and lovely curved shaped case contours to the wrist nicely, recently put a Hirsch Pure band on it and it is now perfect.

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and another vote for the Edifice 503 or any Edifice for that matter, cracking value for money.

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Seiko do some nice Quartz, Japanese quartz reliability and Seiko quality, this one is about 11 years old and still works perfectly after only one battery change.

 

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I'm gonna have to say the Victorinox Inox. It looks great, it's under $250 almost all the time and is by far the most rugged watch I have ever own. I have put mine thru a ton of drops, bangs against stuff, submerged in water and various other forms of torture and it's still going. If and when it fails I will buy another the same day.
 

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Some great tool watches here, so I will go in a different direction. Go find a vintage Seiko Grand Quartz 9443 from 1979-1980. Beautiful cases and dials and a high-accuracy Quartz movement for often under $250. Here is my favorite, the 9443-8000 with stepped indices that the minute hand passes through.

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For contemporary and pure fun, the Vratislavia Conceptum Heritage Chrono. So many cool designs!

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