I’ve always loved the look of the original Arctura Kinetics (image borrowed) since I first saw one when I was 13. But I couldn’t afford one then and now I’d be worried about the same issues as @RandyC - my collections is less than 10, but I think if I didn’t wear it constantly I’d worry about getting it started. And then there‘s the issue of replacing the capacitor.
As for the original question, I’m hopeful people will continue to experiment - after all, mechanical watches coild easily be gone now thanks to quartz - but it’s not, because people love the movement.
onlyoneMattcommented onCongrats to FARER | Win this watch!·
Great site and great video, Max, keep up the good work. Living in England, I’d love to have a Farer on the wrist - especially one as cool as the Stanhope II !
onlyoneMattcommented onBristol or UK vintage watch repair·
Just for posterity, after some searching I found Horological Underground, who I cannot recommend strongly enough. They sorted it out quickly (and cheaply) for me on site. Also had a range of lovely vintage pieces for sale as well as their own limited edition pieces handmade by their in-house watchmaker. https://german242.com/en/
onlyoneMattcommented onThere is nothing to fear from Quartz.·
One reason I like quartz is it allows me to have stylish watches cheaply, that I don’t have to worry about using. For me, a 300+ watch is expensive, so mostly wont get the same kind of use, unlike what I’m currently wearing. Also, quartz is great for the variety of chronograph complications.
However, as I really like the technical aspects of mechanical watches, if I had limitless funds, I’d own a lot of watches… but probably very few quartz ones!
Really digging these internal rotating bezels, compressor style (as true compressors out of price range). Shame the Spinnaker Bradner seems too big, as I think I prefer it’s looks to the Dan Henry (plus full sapphire glass).
Yeah those are really nice, will keep an eye out. I actually really like the look of their new Solent collection but I’m just not sure they are robust enough in terms of design/water resistance and have no lume. I’m now well and truly down the micro brand rabbit hole on this one and finding a lot a like in this price range (and even more that are too expensive 🤣).