Is everyone still doing their opinion on quartz vs mechanical watch posts? Here's my conclusion, which I think many will find explains a lot.
I appreciate a mechanical watch, I can sorta grasp how it works even if I don't know what things are exactly. It seems like something I could figure out, he typed as the Rubiks cube he's been trying to figure out for two years glares mockingly from the ottoman.* But to trap electricity to do your bidding? That's wild stuff. I've seen a few youtube videos on quartz watches which explain everything logically, but there's no chance I would figure it out on my own. So after more research**, I've reached my own conclusion: Some kind of magic. That's why quartz analog watches sometimes have that shaky tic, the machinery has to hold back the fury of whatever djinn, angel or demon is captured in the battery, toiling away until some seal gives way and the nebulous creature can slip away undetected, free. This also solves the riddle of whether or not quartz watches have a soul with a resounding, kinda.
*i got one side and 80% of another since I started working on it again a few days ago.
**had and edible chased by an energy drink