Modern quartz at brekky

Over the last few days I had several frustrating experiences with my vintage watches. A couple stood still after an insufficient wind, and the crown fell off a third one when setting the nonquick date. For the next month or so I'll stick with modern till that unpleasant memory fades.

Sorry you're having trouble, brother, but that watch will undoubtedly bring some smiles to your face with that clean, classic design. 馃槏

You need a watchmaker friend. The same happens to me when I'm in USA -- I only have reliable modern (or quartz) pieces since repair is so expensive. But in Mexico I keep all my vintage pieces. Repair/service is $25 + parts.

Every single morning, your quartz watch will be ready to go to breakfast when you are. And if your quartz movement is a Seiko 7N42, you'll get a two-second hand sweep low battery warning that will give you about three weeks to change the battery.

samdeatton

Every single morning, your quartz watch will be ready to go to breakfast when you are. And if your quartz movement is a Seiko 7N42, you'll get a two-second hand sweep low battery warning that will give you about three weeks to change the battery.

Well, that escapement time has a Miyota 2S60 movement - battery life is 10 years.

uhrensohn

Well, that escapement time has a Miyota 2S60 movement - battery life is 10 years.

That's (obviously) even better.

Yes, I admit a bias toward quartz.

samdeatton

That's (obviously) even better.

Yes, I admit a bias toward quartz.

My collection is more evenly split. I like the convenience of quartz, but design efforts have often been lacking.