Do you have an all quartz collection?

I downsized my collection recently and I鈥檓 left with just two watches that run on gears and springs.

One is a 1960s Citizen New Master handwind

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And the other is the Seiko Dresskx.

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Out of the two, the Citizen gets the least wrist time.

The Dresskx is very attractive. The looks make me wear it at least three days in a month but I鈥檓 more inclined towards the set and forget quartz watches in my collection - I have a good variety now and I鈥檒l add more in the new year.

Of late, I鈥檝e been thinking if I should sell the above mechs off, but I鈥檓 afraid my collection ll become incomplete. My problems are

1. I want a quartz that is as attractive as this Dresskx. Seiko solar diver? But I don鈥檛 want rotating bezels. What quartz watch is in this style and what movement does it have?

2. A matured view on whether it鈥檚 okay to have only quartz watches in the collection.

If you have a quartz only collection, please share your experience.

Thank you.

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My favourite watch is mechanical. But my quartz watches are tougher, make life easier and keep better time. Seiko quartz Tunas and Citizen Ecodrives are really cool. As are some high accuracy quartz movements that keep time to within a couple of seconds per year. Nothing wrong with quartz unless it's just a sh*t watch. 馃槈

Nice DressKX, by the way.

Pablito

My favourite watch is mechanical. But my quartz watches are tougher, make life easier and keep better time. Seiko quartz Tunas and Citizen Ecodrives are really cool. As are some high accuracy quartz movements that keep time to within a couple of seconds per year. Nothing wrong with quartz unless it's just a sh*t watch. 馃槈

Nice DressKX, by the way.

Can you help with understanding sh*t quartz watches? Run off the mill Casios and g shocks fall in that category?

I'll 2nd the Eco-Drive suggestion. They offer a ton of different options.

Bulova precionist movement watches look fantastic.

Jetstar:

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Pete_Puma

I'll 2nd the Eco-Drive suggestion. They offer a ton of different options.

Bulova precionist movement watches look fantastic.

Jetstar:

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Yes the eco drive divers are good but I don鈥檛 want the rotating bezels. If they make a dresskx style or if there鈥檚 one already, I鈥檒l try it perhaps.

Out of 20 watches, I own four that are mechanical, the rest are quartz of one flavour or another. I have a couple of dive watches but I'm not overly keen on bezels either.

Junghans do some elegant quartz as well as solar movements, I have one but I think it's a little contemporary to be classed as a dress watch.

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Chairman_Bored

Out of 20 watches, I own four that are mechanical, the rest are quartz of one flavour or another. I have a couple of dive watches but I'm not overly keen on bezels either.

Junghans do some elegant quartz as well as solar movements, I have one but I think it's a little contemporary to be classed as a dress watch.

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The Junghans Spektrum is an awesome watch.

timessstamp

Can you help with understanding sh*t quartz watches? Run off the mill Casios and g shocks fall in that category?

In my experience, Casio and Seiko quartz are very good. Citizen Eco-Drive have a good reputation. For anything else, I'd suggest you read the reviews.

Chairman_Bored

Out of 20 watches, I own four that are mechanical, the rest are quartz of one flavour or another. I have a couple of dive watches but I'm not overly keen on bezels either.

Junghans do some elegant quartz as well as solar movements, I have one but I think it's a little contemporary to be classed as a dress watch.

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They make their in house quartz and solar movements?

timessstamp

They make their in house quartz and solar movements?

The one I have is in house but I can't confirm if they all do.

https://www.helveti.eu/junghans-spectrum-mega-solar-018-1425-44

Most of my ten watch collection are quartz. I would love to have mire, but the product policy of most brands are to use often better materials or design for the mechanicals to hustify the unreasonable higher prices.

For example: I'm looking for a diver with ceramic bezel. But there are just no quartz divers. Even the same models of an mechanic diver with ceramic bezels are only offered with aluminium bezel in their quartz version.

So I'm afraid there will be soon some more mechanical watches even I would prefer quartz movements