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Are calibers like the Breitling some sort of hybrid between quartz and mechanical? Something like mecaquartz? To be fair I don't fully know what "mecaquartz" means anyway 馃槄

Still, some pretty quartz movements here. I wouldn't mind making a build with one of tjese if they were sold separately.
 

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I thought that looked pretty cool until I saw the heart. It lost me with the heart
I like Journe a lot, but the - paradoxically named - Elegante is just a wreck. I can't get over the heart, either; I understand that being Journe, there is an intentionality there, but I think we've all come to expect much more sophistication from him in his communication.
 

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Are calibers like the Breitling some sort of hybrid between quartz and mechanical? Something like mecaquartz? To be fair I don't fully know what "mecaquartz" means anyway 馃槄

Still, some pretty quartz movements here. I wouldn't mind making a build with one of tjese if they were sold separately.
I would say "mechaquartz'" is a quartz movement where the chronograph functions are built like in a mechanical watch even though they are still powered by a battery. Like, normally a quartz movement would just pop in a bunch of stepper motors for each hand and be done with it. Mecha-quartz still maintains some movement architecture of mechanical watches.
 

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I often wonder why manufacturers bother with a display back on undecorated eta base movements, quartz display backs 鈥︹︹︹. Not for me thanks.
 

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I can't get over the heart, either; I understand that being Journe, there is an intentionality there, but I think we've all come to expect much more sophistication from him in his communication.
I have always made the assumption, given where the traces lead, that the heart is over the quartz crystal and therefore the "heart" of the movement. Maybe a subtle (to me not so subtle to others) reminder that quartz has a heart also. I will admit I don't like the e'le'gante but honestly, none of Journe's design language is my favorite. Even the Chronometre Bleu which some people find perfect still has his signature hands which I don't like.
 

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Some of the Seiko Kinetics aren鈥檛 bad. Don鈥檛 get me wrong. They鈥檇 win no beauty contests but nether would they curdle milk.
 

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Never knew a quartz movement could look that good.

Great pictures everyone!
 

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Are there any nice looking quartz movements available for purchasing? Or HAQ movements? (I know, not the same, but since I'm asking...).
 

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Hi Gents. What about Seiko 7A family, given the story behind that (first analogue quartz chrono) seems that it merits to be noted, and still it's kind of a beauty too.


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