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September 15, 2019

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Angelo

I'd be surprised if your romance with automatics is really ending. It's that whole "human body connection to the watch" that makes them so cool.

herculodge

I used to feel that way, but I'm getting lazy and I am more interested in accuracy these days. The only auto standing in my collection is my beloved Seiko SBDC065 Twilight Blue Diver.

Angelo

The thing is----while you were scaling back your collection (which as I recall, was once in the dozens---probably around 50?), I was going nuts collecting. At this point, with maybe 200 watches, a large number of them are dead because the batteries need to be replaced. All of my automatics are fine----but the quartz watches sit unused until I have time to deal with battery replacements.

herculodge

I find quartz to be unappealing in that regard. I have only 2 quartz Tunas, no more. For me, the best of all solutions is solar quartz. I only buy solar from now on.

Angelo

Ahh....makes sense. Almost a best of both worlds. I still enjoy the complications and basically the movement itself of a mechanical or automatic---but yeah, for accuracy and long life, the solar option is a good one.

herculodge

I've reached the point where I don't want to worry about service costs. If I pay a grand for a watch, I want to trust its accuracy and longevity.

Vesa

On top of solar, one could add (low frequency or GPS) radio control as well. Then, the watches are always on time and even toggle DST all by themselves.

herculodge

I do like the radio control Citizen Promaster Sky models a lot.

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