Seiko has been producing and using meca quartz in their watches for ages... as for my experience with them... the chronograph on the one i own has stopped working properly, when i reset the chrono all the hands do not reset to zero and they don't reset to the same spot everytime.A lot of good information from both sides. Kinetics and Eco Drives are my preference for Quartz. However, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Bulova Moonwatch, so the UHF 262 kHz will be another preference. There is a new quartz that some may not be aware of, and that is a meca quartz.
It is my understanding of the meca quartz, the seconds hand acts as a standard quartz with the studder step, and the chronograph hand sweeps like an automatic. Some of the new micro brands are using the meca quartz movements. Does anyone have experience with one of these movements they could share their experience/thoughts/impressions regarding the movement. I am interested in the movement, but I have not seen many reviews or feedback.
Would this be another movement to consider when looking for a timepiece?
No. It is people's attitude that I tend to make fun of. I like almost every single watch I have ever seen on here. Many of them I would not have spent my money on because I think they are overpriced but all watches are worth a look IMO. But when somebody starts in with the "I have an emotional connection with a mechanical watch because they have more soul, or spleens or hearts" type of stuff I have to laugh at that. Things are what they are, not what people perceive them to be. I also dont care about names on a watch. If I see a watch, like how it looks and think it is a good value, I buy it. If that brand does not turn out to be well made, I dont buy it again.You sure seem to care. You rip people all the time for buying stuff you think is overpriced or snobby. No?
Nice looking watch!I'm reading this topic while wearing my nearly 20 years old quartz watch.
Mechanical watches are nice but there are situations where mechanical watches shouldn't be involved. For example you are spending a certain period of time in a place with no watch service available. Quartz watches have fixed battery life and changing battery in most quartz watches are quite easy. I once had to change my watch's battery when I were abroad, luckily I had the caseback opener and a spare battery in my luggage.
Is it correct. It always bug me. I have dozen watch and wear it for rotation every week so every watch only run 1 week a month. So I can keep it without servicing for 20 years?Notice quite a few people pointing out supposed costs benefits of changing out a battery for $10 every four years in quartz vs. servicing an automatic every five years (or whatever amount of time).
But doesn't that assume a VERY small watch collection? If you have a dozen watches, and that automatic is only being worn at most 50 days in a year, then it will take 20 or 30 years of use to reach that kind of five year "mileage" if you aren't using a winding box. This does assume that you don't have crown problems from setting the time/date frequently. Meanwhile, 20 to 30 years? That quartz movement could easily give up the ghost and have to be completely replaced in that time, and you've spend some money on batteries. Probably evens out, doesn't it?
That being said, I have some of both and think people should chose the watch based on the style that they like best