Prior to getting into this “hobby” all I knew were quartz watches and I didn’t even understand how they worked. I too of course like many of you became fascinated with mechanical/automatic watches as I dove down the rabbit hole. I now fully appreciate both and my collection is pretty evenly split, if anything I have more quartz than mechanical. And I keep thinking “mechanical/autos are great, but quartz is also great and just simpler to own/use etc.”. Having said that I think my collection will always include both. And those funky in between ones like my Timex Electric, truly an in between oddity!