So who owns a quartz watch?

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So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by koimaster » April 24th 2018, 9:02am

I own two, the Zodiac Deep Reef Foghorn sold me way back in April of 2010 and a Jacques Lemans diver from 2004. I Forgot I also own but seldom wear a Movado Museum Carol purchased for my Christmas present back in 2001.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by foghorn » April 24th 2018, 9:32am

I have a few POS no soul battery changing PITA every 3-5 years POS I won't pay more than 100 bucks on one POS overpriced soulless POS quartz POS waRtches.



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Anyone who wears Quartz is a dick. A Soulless POS dick with no soul POS watches.


The shoe fits and I wear it. On both feet.
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Post by gerdson » April 24th 2018, 10:09am

I do own these two Yema divers, 70ies or 80ies:
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Then I have a Timex, from some awkshion hear:
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And some other stuff I don't really remember.
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Post by TemerityB » April 24th 2018, 10:40am

I own a whopping bunch of quartz watches (collection split right down the middle) and I don't apologize for them in the least. Those who'd pooh pooh me for doing so are the soulless ones, not my nifty, handsome bag o' beaters. And I walked in and spent two grand on one – my wife's Omega Constellation, new in the box with the bow and everything – and anyone who'd put that one down can baste my giblets (I know watches, and I'd have done an auto, but she likes that watch, so she gets that watch). I like watches. A lot. If a watch rings my bell, I buy it. There are other considerations, such as the case, the crystal, and the overall build. They count, too. So sue me. This is a hobby where some Breitling owners will openly disparage other Breitling owners for wearing a freakin' $2,500 quartz Colt Ocean, which is quite the okay piece. Overgrown infants.

Yeah, man - I own a Rolex with a 1601, a 7750, most ETA 2800s, Miyota 9000s, a stuttering Claro, a handful of Sellitas, Kinetics, Orients, and whatnot ... and quartz watches. The shame!
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Post by MAX » April 24th 2018, 11:02am

foghorn wrote:
Anyone who wears Quartz is a dick. A Soulless POS dick with no soul POS watches.


The shoe fits and I wear it. On both feet.


Damn, Im a dick again!

Of the 19 watches I still have, 7 are quartz. 7 isnt bad for a dick.

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Post by Thunder1 » April 24th 2018, 11:30am

Down to one, my Wenger...one of my favorites for yard and pool work...my wife has a large handful of expensive quartz watches, and she loves them all..in short, they all have their place(s), on our wrists and in our souls..
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Post by koimaster » April 24th 2018, 11:49am

koimaster wrote:I own two, the Zodiac Deep Reef Foghorn sold me way back in April of 2010 and a Jacques Lemans diver from 2004. I Forgot I also own but seldom wear a Movado Museum Carol purchased for my Christmas present back in 2001 and the recently purchased Bulova moon watch from Foggy
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Post by koimaster » April 24th 2018, 3:40pm

svaglic wrote:A few here, I have more, but I lost them to photobucket and I'm too lazy to take pictures right now.
I have a couple of Citizen eco drives too if they count as quartz.


There is a photobucket downloader for chrome $1.99 I was able to download ALL of my photos and it was well over 2000 of them.

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 24th 2018, 3:47pm

I still have a few. An Atlantic in need of repairs, two Swatch beaters, a Timex Expedition, a Lorus (the cheapest brand of the Seiko holding) beater, and - aaaarghhh - two Fossils.
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Post by Hawk » April 24th 2018, 3:49pm

One right now and I'll admit to liking it a lot:


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There's space in the watch box available for a Citizen Chronomaster with the A660 or a Rolex Oysterquartz provided the price is right. The JDM Citizen is current production but rare as hen's lips - there's some peckerwood on ebay listing one for a grand over MSRP but I'm not that impatient.

Dang - it's still there https://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Japan- ... 3192319658
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Post by 3Flushes » April 24th 2018, 4:33pm

Hawk wrote:...Citizen Chronomaster with the A660...

Dang - it's still there https://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Japan- ... 3192319658

The dickhead dropped his over sticker, screw-job price 7%.

Robatsu? WTF, worth a PM, although given your boner for that watch, you proly already checked with him.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by biglove » April 24th 2018, 5:12pm

Omega, Certina x2, GS.

I like quartz nowadays. Have the lust for a blue dial Longines VHP and will eventually pick one up.

My Omega Great White hour wheel has taken a crap and who knows what it will take to fix it. Auto may have soul but it is an expensive soul.
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Post by Hawk » April 24th 2018, 5:25pm

3Flushes wrote:
Hawk wrote:...Citizen Chronomaster with the A660...

Dang - it's still there https://www.ebay.com/itm/Citizen-Japan- ... 3192319658

The dickhead dropped his over sticker, screw-job price 7%.

Robatsu? WTF, worth a PM, although given your boner for that watch, you proly already checked with him.


I should - I didn't notice it was a known seller. On the other hand I've lived this long without offering a 1/3 off lowball - not sure I've got it in me. Better to just wait out a trip to Japan. More troubling is that it might be a model actually listing for 3,500.00 and I just wasn't aware of it. With luck an Oysterquartz will surface that will scratch the itch.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by SynMike » April 24th 2018, 7:53pm

I like quartz, plan to buy more. I currently have about 60 watches. About 2/3 are quartz. I usually buy based on style/appearance, build quality, and price. Choice of movement comes in far behind those factors. (Unless it's hand wind. Hand wind is better than automatic or quartz, IMO)

I like to own a wide variety of watch styles. I have a few that are $1000+. But most are far, far less. There are some that I enjoy owning even if I will rarely wear them (a few low cost ones, some below $10). There are 20-30 low cost or vintage ones might be worn once a year, often for just a few hours or half a day. Most of those are quartz.

But I also have some expensive quartz watches. (anything over about $300 is expensive to me). I have some quartz Tag Heuer, Omega, Victorinox, and others that I regard as truly great watches.

Here are a some of the quartz ones I like most. There are some that have specific features of the quartz movement that are key factors in my choice of that watch. The independent hour hand setting feature of the Tag and Omega are examples.

You don't like quartz? Come on. You know you are just jealous of all the great quartz models to choose from...

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Post by tiktok » April 24th 2018, 9:39pm

Come on Hawk you can find a Citizen "The.Citizen" as it is known in Japan on Rakuten for $2K; and used for closer to $1K. Used usually means a year or two old on a 10 year warranty, owned by someone who shines their shoes every day. I found mine on WUS which is definitely rare. It's an incredible watch, I would take it over a 9F.and I'm actively shopping for a 9F. The finish on the Citizen doesn't have the wow factor of Zaratsu it does have a sparkle that's hard to capture, not unlike photographing a GS. Maybe we should just trade, Hawk.Image
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