Why do people hate Quartz?
1-2 seconds? If a mechanical watch averages within -4 to +6 seconds a day it can be certified by the COSC as a certified chronometer. 1-2 seconds sounds more like a quartz watch, not a mechanical one.. A mechanical watch is perceived as a feat of engineering, and although it may lose 1-2 seconds a day over its lifetime, it's a pretty impressive record for something that is regulated mechanically.
Not true.2. EMP pulses
Yes they can kill your quartz. They will leave your mechanical magnitized and inaccurate until you can get it demagged. What most don't say is that EMP may leave you dead, you see your heart works via electrical impulses as well. If your dead I don't think you'll give a rat's behind as to what you've got on your wrist.
I own a couple of quartz watches myself but I like others here would like to pass on my some of my (prized) collection to my kids. A mechanical/auto watch would probably last longer than a quartz.
I saw this thread on the Tag forum..
Originally Posted by Shane
Purchased a Tag for just under $1000.00 fifteen years ago. Sent it to Tag a month ago to have the battery replaced. TAG's response: they can not change the battery ~ they don't have the seals; so TAG essentially rendered my watch a usless piece of junk! After I telephoned the President of TAG here in the US, I was offered a chance an to purchase a new watch at 50% of the suggested retail price. I find this offer unacceptable. What TAG suggested as a resoultion for the battery change is, I spend another $1000 dollars and TAG will at no cost whatsoever to their company will sell me a new watch. To keep a loyal customer base, Tag should continue to change the battery on every expensive watch they sell or offer a replacement at no cost or a very minimal charge to the consumer. :-| :-s
This is the exact reason, I swore to never own a quartz watch again. I had a Tag Formula 1 chrono and when the chronograph died, I sent it to Tag and was told the parts were no longer availabe.
They made me the same 50% offer but I took it. I then turned around and sold the watch on eBay and made pretty good on it. I took that money, put it towards my Sea-Dweller and never looked back.
The whole Tag experience left me with such a bad taste that for the longest time I swore I'd never buy a Tag again. I changed my mind once I became more educated about watches and realised that no matter who makes it, quartz watches are basically throw-away watches. It may take 20 or more so years for them to die but they will eventually will die.
I've now come back to Tag Heuer by purchasing the Super Professional and will likely buy an Aquagraph in the very near future. Of course they are both automatics as I still will never purchase a quartz watch ever again.
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That's just pure BS. Any automatic can be repaired. Take it to a qualified watchmaker and I am sure that it will be made operational in no time!Interesting story about TAG. I have an old 6000 series Automatic Chronometer of theirs. I bought it ten years ago and had had it serviced once after about 5 years. Three years ago I managed to get some water in it while in a pool (my own fault as the crown wasn't screwed in properly). After speaking with TAG they asked that I flush it with fresh cold water and send it to them immediately. To my astonishment they came back to me after 1 month and told me they couldn't fix it, offering me 25% off a new watch of similar value as a trade in!. I took the watch back and it's been sitting in my drawer since.
I hate TAG.