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2009/07/16 11:14:08 (permalink)

Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best?

I will be buying a watch in the next weeks but i really cant decide whether i want a Automatic or Quartz, i already realise that the main benefit with Automatics is that they dont need batteries so thats a good point but have heard they are not as accurate as Quartz watches. Btw the Auto costs nearly 1K more but it looks better as the second hand glides round instead of ticking round.

Whats your views?
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    shworth
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:16:42 (permalink)
    My view is that you started yet another thread about what a 'great businessman' you are as you can now now afford a watch that costs over £1k.

    Woopee!

    Bet Branson's shi**ing himself

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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:25:17 (permalink)
    gosh blue you really are 'da man'

    "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.   Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad"

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    Blue_Lagoon3000
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:28:22 (permalink)
    shworth

    My view is that you started yet another thread about what a 'great businessman' you are as you can now now afford a watch that costs over £1k.

    Woopee!

    Bet Branson's shi**ing himself


    Erm no, i dont claim to be a great businessman or to have loads of money as i dont.

    Im asking a simple question to people who have owned both types of wathces for the pros and cons.


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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:29:03 (permalink)
    I have sereral 'poor man' autos.  Autos wind down after about 2 days, so if they have day and date, you'll be forever twiddling to adjust if you wear the watch infrequently.  Takes about 1 to 2 hours to get 2 days charge depending on how much you move your wrist.  Ahem.
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:33:25 (permalink)
    I prefer quartz as it keeps better time. End of story.
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 11:57:54 (permalink)
    i like autos because they keep good enough time plus are sort of alive, in that they require your movement to work...
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 12:59:05 (permalink)
    Blu - are you going for a rushmore diamond bezel or is a rhinestone ruby more to your taste?

    On a serious note, if you're going to spend big money on a watch you should really research more off your own back seeing as you will be spending big money. Took me about 6 months to decide what watch I was going to get.
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 13:15:03 (permalink)
    Quartz - much better at keeping time and no need to wind / wear it due to the battery.

    Automatic - sweep hand looks nice, appreciation of the engineering.

    I don't think one is better than the other, they are better than each other at different things.....

    If you go with the automatic but don't plan to wear it everyday you might want to get a watch winder (a electrically powered box that keeps your watch wound).
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 14:13:10 (permalink)
    I have a quartz tag which i love, minimal maintenance and keeps perfect time (even though it is a fairly basic one). My second hand is jumping four seconds at a time at the moment as it needs a new battery!

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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 15:29:55 (permalink)
    diamondart

    Blu - are you going for a rushmore diamond bezel or is a rhinestone ruby more to your taste?

    On a serious note, if you're going to spend big money on a watch you should really research more off your own back seeing as you will be spending big money. Took me about 6 months to decide what watch I was going to get.


    Yeah i knew which model i wanted mate just not sure whether i wanted to get it in Auto or not, ive gone for Auto as the the second hand sweeps and dosent tick, you have a few Breitlings dont you? What are they like? That will be the next one i get.
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 15:36:49 (permalink)
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    diamondart

    Blu - are you going for a rushmore diamond bezel or is a rhinestone ruby more to your taste?

    On a serious note, if you're going to spend big money on a watch you should really research more off your own back seeing as you will be spending big money. Took me about 6 months to decide what watch I was going to get.


    Yeah i knew which model i wanted mate just not sure whether i wanted to get it in Auto or not, ive gone for Auto as the the second hand sweeps and dosent tick, you have a few Breitlings dont you? What are they like? That will be the next one i get.

    I haven't really had any expensive watches apart from Breitlings so can't compare it to anything apart from cheaper brands. They are good watches, feel solid and weigh a good amount. Whatever you do don't get diamonds on it unless you drive a Ferrari.
     
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 15:51:06 (permalink)
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    diamondart

    Blu - are you going for a rushmore diamond bezel or is a rhinestone ruby more to your taste?

    On a serious note, if you're going to spend big money on a watch you should really research more off your own back seeing as you will be spending big money. Took me about 6 months to decide what watch I was going to get.


    Yeah i knew which model i wanted mate just not sure whether i wanted to get it in Auto or not, ive gone for Auto as the the second hand sweeps and dosent tick, you have a few Breitlings dont you? What are they like? That will be the next one i get.

    I haven't really had any expensive watches apart from Breitlings so can't compare it to anything apart from cheaper brands. They are good watches, feel solid and weigh a good amount. Whatever you do don't get diamonds on it unless you drive a Ferrari.
     


    Lol wont be getting any diamonds not got that sort of money, going for the Omega Seamaster, in automatic aswell had some good reviews even from people off here aswell.

    And to Shworth if i want to ask about a watch dont be offended, was hardly an arrogent post just wanted some input before i placed my order.


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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 16:14:20 (permalink)
    Omega Seamaster !

    Im saving for one of those  myself, probably going to take me a year to save for it, since i gave up the fags (cigarets to you americans) i have been putting the money away and hoping to buy something nice to keep with it.

    The seamaster Is a loverly watch, im not going for the 'James Bond' one with all the 007 guff stamped all over it, i prefer the nice plain one with the black dial.
    Nice looking chunky watch.

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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 16:24:57 (permalink)
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    Omega Seamaster !

    Im saving for one of those  myself, probably going to take me a year to save for it, since i gave up the fags (cigarets to you americans) i have been putting the money away and hoping to buy something nice to keep with it.

    The seamaster Is a loverly watch, im not going for the 'James Bond' one with all the 007 guff stamped all over it, i prefer the nice plain one with the black dial.
    Nice looking chunky watch.


    Yeah no point in getting all that 007 crap all over it it looks fit on its own heres a link:

    http://www.timebooth.co...ondSeamasterCo-Axial.jpg




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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 16:26:51 (permalink)
    Manual :D

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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 20:16:17 (permalink)
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    967Stuart

    Omega Seamaster !

    Im saving for one of those  myself, probably going to take me a year to save for it, since i gave up the fags (cigarets to you americans) i have been putting the money away and hoping to buy something nice to keep with it.

    The seamaster Is a loverly watch, im not going for the 'James Bond' one with all the 007 guff stamped all over it, i prefer the nice plain one with the black dial.
    Nice looking chunky watch.


    Yeah no point in getting all that 007 crap all over it it looks fit on its own heres a link:

    http://www.timebooth.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/JBondSeamasterCo-Axial.jpg




     
    Yeah thats nice mate, I really like this one -   http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CR3JFP1VL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
    Trouble is, the sort i like seem to keep going up in bloody price !
    Knowing my luck, as soon as i get one the arse will fall out of watches and they will be worth a £1 !! lol
     
    You going second hand or new ? , TBH people really really look after a good watch so the 2nd hand market is very strong and you will get near perfect watches at a cheaper price.
     
     
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 20:23:03 (permalink)
    Im going for a new one mate, judging by the link you posted youd love the Omega Moonwatch:

    http://images02.olx.com.ph/ui/2/48/83/17134583_1.jpg
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 20:29:50 (permalink)
    Blue_Lagoon3000

    Im going for a new one mate, judging by the link you posted youd love the Omega Moonwatch:

    http://images02.olx.com.ph/ui/2/48/83/17134583_1.jpg


    Very nice, but i think thats a Speedmaster, i really have my mind set on a Seamaster.
    They have a pretty new range out, but the cost is way over the odds IMO, i think the fact that they advestised the brand in the bond film pushed the cost of a OMEGA up nicely for them.
     
    Got a lot more saving to do so hopefully will be able to go shopping for some time next year.
     
     
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    Re:Watches Automatic/Quartz Whats actually best? 2009/07/16 22:09:08 (permalink)
    i have a few quartz and two autos

    got an auto tag and a longines that can be automatically wound and also manually wound

    im not being funny but from a personal point of view i would say it depends on the amount you are spending

    £300 odd i would get a quartz as auto's down there are not of as high quality

    i recently got the longinest, which is about a £1100 watch, i was bu55ered if i was goign to get a quartz watch at that much money

    comes down to choice though
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