So who owns a quartz watch?

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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by 3Flushes » April 25th 2018, 3:46am

I have held onto most of my quartz watches which are primarily complicated chronographs- ETA 251.xxx and 252.xxx are the most fun, but I have most of the ETA's worth a shit- no G-10's and like that (min cost for me to collect is $17.00), not that there's anything wrong with them. A couple favorites: A few classic CD's (my favorite is the Birds of Prey Warhawk Missile Mission Commander 100 XL :mrgreen: I love that chick), Sector 300 M classic "No Limits" screw-down diver-chrono, old Rotary, Original Zodiac Oceanaire, (recently picked up at a pawn shop for $85 because the guy was sick of looking at it) an Invicter moon-phase, Hammy 3 hand / date whose name escapes me, original JDM Seiko LCD chrono/alarm, and a Pulsar LED.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by SynMike » May 8th 2018, 2:49pm

A little tidbit to add to this thread of a couple weeks ago...

Every now and then I find that I set my mechanical watches to the wrong time. Sometimes I realize later in the day that I set the minute off by 5 minutes. Or worse, I set the whole watch off by 1 hour. When I pick up a mechanical that is not running I usually give it a bit of a wind (if it supports that) then set the time against my Accutron or quartz Aqua Terra (knowing that they are always within a couple of seconds). I usually take the time to sync the seconds hand if hacking is available. So I might have the second hand synced but either the minute hand or the hour hand is off by 1 index.

This is not all the time, but it happens to me once every few weeks. I guess I'm getting old? I don't have the attention for details? I don't know how I have started to make this mistake.

When I take a quartz out of the drawer it will have the right time. It might have the wrong date if last month was less than 31 days. But I don't care so much about the date anyway (I sightly prefer watches without date.)

This afternoon I am wearing an Omega quartz that is still within 1 second now 2-3 months since I last synced it to correct time. I like that reliability.

I'm not saying that I prefer quartz over mechanical (hand wind is actually my favorite type). But quartz has advantages.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by foghorn » May 8th 2018, 2:57pm

SynMike wrote:A little tidbit to add to this thread of a couple weeks ago...

Every now and then I find that I set my mechanical watches to the wrong time. Sometimes I realize later in the day that I set the minute off by 5 minutes. Or worse, I set the whole watch off by 1 hour. When I pick up a mechanical that is not running I usually give it a bit of a wind (if it supports that) then set the time against my Accutron or quartz Aqua Terra (knowing that they are always within a couple of seconds). I usually take the time to sync the seconds hand if hacking is available. So I might have the second hand synced but either the minute hand or the hour hand is off by 1 index.

This is not all the time, but it happens to me once every few weeks. I guess I'm getting old? I don't have the attention for details? I don't know how I have started to make this mistake.

When I take a quartz out of the drawer it will have the right time. It might have the wrong date if last month was less than 31 days. But I don't care so much about the date anyway (I sightly prefer watches without date.)

This afternoon I am wearing an Omega quartz that is still within 1 second now 2-3 months since I last synced it to correct time. I like that reliability.

I'm not saying that I prefer quartz over mechanical (hand wind is actually my favorite type). But quartz has advantages.



I've done the "5 minute " thing too!!
I've also looked at a quartz watch and could swear that the seconds hand isn't moving when it is.
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Post by conjurer » May 8th 2018, 6:48pm

foghorn wrote:
SynMike wrote:A little tidbit to add to this thread of a couple weeks ago...

Every now and then I find that I set my mechanical watches to the wrong time. Sometimes I realize later in the day that I set the minute off by 5 minutes. Or worse, I set the whole watch off by 1 hour. When I pick up a mechanical that is not running I usually give it a bit of a wind (if it supports that) then set the time against my Accutron or quartz Aqua Terra (knowing that they are always within a couple of seconds). I usually take the time to sync the seconds hand if hacking is available. So I might have the second hand synced but either the minute hand or the hour hand is off by 1 index.

This is not all the time, but it happens to me once every few weeks. I guess I'm getting old? I don't have the attention for details? I don't know how I have started to make this mistake.

When I take a quartz out of the drawer it will have the right time. It might have the wrong date if last month was less than 31 days. But I don't care so much about the date anyway (I sightly prefer watches without date.)

This afternoon I am wearing an Omega quartz that is still within 1 second now 2-3 months since I last synced it to correct time. I like that reliability.

I'm not saying that I prefer quartz over mechanical (hand wind is actually my favorite type). But quartz has advantages.



I've done the "5 minute " thing too!!
I've also looked at a quartz watch and could swear that the seconds hand isn't moving when it is.


I hate to admit to it, but I've done the 5 minutes off deal more than a few times. I figured it was due to my somewhat dissipated lifestyle and lack of brain cells.

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And a couple others, including another Citizen (a black Skyhawk with a dead capacitor) and a Seiko Sportura, with a dead battery.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by Kahuna74 » May 9th 2018, 4:14am

conjurer wrote:
foghorn wrote:
SynMike wrote:A little tidbit to add to this thread of a couple weeks ago...

Every now and then I find that I set my mechanical watches to the wrong time. Sometimes I realize later in the day that I set the minute off by 5 minutes. Or worse, I set the whole watch off by 1 hour. When I pick up a mechanical that is not running I usually give it a bit of a wind (if it supports that) then set the time against my Accutron or quartz Aqua Terra (knowing that they are always within a couple of seconds). I usually take the time to sync the seconds hand if hacking is available. So I might have the second hand synced but either the minute hand or the hour hand is off by 1 index.

This is not all the time, but it happens to me once every few weeks. I guess I'm getting old? I don't have the attention for details? I don't know how I have started to make this mistake.

When I take a quartz out of the drawer it will have the right time. It might have the wrong date if last month was less than 31 days. But I don't care so much about the date anyway (I sightly prefer watches without date.)

This afternoon I am wearing an Omega quartz that is still within 1 second now 2-3 months since I last synced it to correct time. I like that reliability.

I'm not saying that I prefer quartz over mechanical (hand wind is actually my favorite type). But quartz has advantages.



I've done the "5 minute " thing too!!
I've also looked at a quartz watch and could swear that the seconds hand isn't moving when it is.


I hate to admit to it, but I've done the 5 minutes off deal more than a few times. I figured it was due to my somewhat dissipated lifestyle and lack of brain cells.

Regarding Sole-lass Quarts, i Half a feww:

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And a couple others, including another Citizen (a black Skyhawk with a dead capacitor) and a Seiko Sportura, with a dead battery.


I am up to twelve . I like em a lot lately. Seems like so far this year they are all I am buying. I too have set my others off a few times and I try to keep them all running daily, which is a real pain. Yes I hand wind them all twice a day. Where as my quartz watches are grab and go.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by foghorn » May 9th 2018, 7:36am

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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by biglove » September 16th 2020, 10:28am

I do love Citizen watches.

Someone needs to buy this one.
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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by biglove » September 16th 2020, 4:44pm

Current quartz owned...

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Re: So who owns a quartz watch?

Post by AlbertaTime » September 16th 2020, 5:24pm

My most worn watch...

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