Wind up vs quatz vs automatic

What do you guys usually gravitate to when it comes to watches, do you like quartz watches because you rarely have to do anything with them aside from wear them, or do you prefer something you have to wind every day with wind ups or the good old automatic movement, which winds with your movement?. 

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I was a mechanical snob until last weekend.  I dismissed anything quartz but that was because any quartz I had in the past was a very cheap/disposable watch.  I got my CWC diver in last week and that changed.  The build quality and fit and finish are so nice that I don't notice the second hand tick.  I think over all I prefer auto/mechanical but there is something to be said for having a watch that will always be set correctly when you pick it up.  

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I love them all, although sadly i don’t have them all. Love my quartz, love my eco-drive, love my automatics. I’d probably enjoy the right sort of manual wind, depending on the power reserve and the rest of the watch, but would say that manual might be my least worn/enjoyed watches if i had any, only say that because of how much i enjoy the ease of owning a quartz or auto. That said, I will someday own a Spring Drive, because that tech is just dope af and makes me happy everywhere. GS has come out with amazing watches for sure, but nothing strikes me yet.

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You just have to have a minimum of quartz watches around for when you just need to get out of the house quickly in the morning. Solar and kinetic watches make a very compelling case for long-lived watches with an absolute minimum of maintenance.

Mechanical watches have a certain charm, just like my leather shoulder bag compares to a nylon backpack, that is probably just as functional. 

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I prefer hand winding

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Wait- I think I like automatics more

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But then quartz is always ready to go so................

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For me its quartz for my digies, hand-wind for my vintages and autos for the rest.

Although I have to say I want to try mecha-quartz and of course same day down the road a gs spring drive..😌

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Maybe I am too old school but I love manual winding. I have all types but somehow the manual winding represents something "vintage" for me. But the most practical is the quartz. Especially if you are changing watches every day ...

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foghorn

I prefer hand winding

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Wait- I think I like automatics more

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But then quartz is always ready to go so................

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There's definitely a nice feel to them.

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delta6

For me its quartz for my digies, hand-wind for my vintages and autos for the rest.

Although I have to say I want to try mecha-quartz and of course same day down the road a gs spring drive..😌

I wouldn't mind a mechaquartz at some point

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foghorn

I prefer hand winding

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Wait- I think I like automatics more

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But then quartz is always ready to go so................

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Yeah I know the feeling lol.

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Handwinding for the occasional wear, quartz for slim two-handers (can't even tolerate technically impressive deadbeat seconds^^), automatic for everything else.

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JaroWinti

Maybe I am too old school but I love manual winding. I have all types but somehow the manual winding represents something "vintage" for me. But the most practical is the quartz. Especially if you are changing watches every day ...

Fully agree with you here mate :) Funnily enough my #casio A700WE takes up the center position in my watch box, because whenever I grab one of my auto's or manual wind ones, I am setting them based on what the casio says :)

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Jonny122

I wouldn't mind a mechaquartz at some point

Is there something like that out there?

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I love all three! Just picked up a Grand Seiko 9F quartz a few weeks ago and I'm in love with it! My Tudor BB58, Sinn U50 and Seiko SPB187 (MM200) are my three main auto's I wear (although I have a couple more I wear less frequently) and I have the Hamilton KFM. The winding action is buttery smooth and is an absolute joy to wind every day (even when I'm not wearing it). Oh! Can't forge the G-Shock DW5600 as my other quartz piece. :) Genuinely have love for all three! 

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Occasionally I'll wear an auto, very very occasionally I'll wear a manual (often without winding and setting them).  I reckon 29 days out of 30 I'll wear quartz (G-Schocks).  Just can't be arsed with managing watches that much any more, too much other stuff going on.

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It's not too long ago that I bought my first automatic Seiko, just because when I finally after months wanted to leave the house, all my quartz watches were without juice. I further would like to have an Accutron one day, but at the moment i can't afford one. My latest buy was then again a quartz, because I have had some Casios during the 80s, but never had a G-Shock.