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Anyone else giving up on their automatic watches at present?

Discussion in 'Watches' started by Moshe ben David, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. MatBlack

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    I have two autos: a Hamilton Khaki King Scuba I bought in 2008 with money my grandma left me and a Seiko Monster Dracula I bought whenever they came out. I seldom wear the Hamilton anymore but I wear the Seiko pretty much every day so it is always wound.
     
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  2. Tesla

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    I owned one self-winder (as they were then called). You usually have to pay handsomely for them and they still can't match quartz in terms of accurate time-keeping. I can still appreciate them on their own level, but I prefer to channel my funds on other things these days.
     
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  3. Bauzen

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    How about a self-winding and quartz?

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  4. Tesla

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    Nope. I have other criteria for a watch now. I need 100m water resistance and a backlight.
     
  5. Bad Company

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    Nope. Not at all. Love automatic watches
     
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    Out of my depth here, well, 'cuz of my example, and really didn't think it warranted a new thread, yet this was Automatic Watch-related, so here's Gear Patrol's run-down of automatic watch movements, of which I have no experience.

    Don't intend to hijack the thread, yet is there any agreement on a ranking for these? Is there a best or favorite one for a watch to incorporate? Or is it just a matter of preference?

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  7. jcombs

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    The ETA-2824 is generally considered to be a very good movement, robust, time-tested, accurate and “Swiss”! The Japanese movements are also highly regarded by most, the 9015 (Citizen) has a very strong following and the NH35/36 (Seiko) movements have been in millions of watches.

    No wrong choice here, as it mainly comes down to the price point of the watch you’re buying and the country of manufacture.
     
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    What a stunner... this was one of the best dials grand Seiko has done.


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  9. rodia77

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    I disagree and based on my own and many others' experience would advice to stay away from watches with STP movements inside. (One of which I have on my wrist while typing this, paradoxically).

    Other than that, a matter of preference (or no preference). ETA 2824-2 and it's clones are probably a little more refined than Seiko 4R35 (NH35) or Miyota 9015, but it's coming at a cost of them 'not liking' hand-winding (which I consider a design fault, really), and thus a tiny bit less protected against an inexperienced user.
     
  10. Bauzen

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    It was the first watch that made me throw caution to the wind and get onboard the GS bandwagon. Been about 5 months and I have zero regrets!


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  11. jcombs

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    I specifically didn’t mention STP movements as I have no experience with them. I’ve owned the others and do agree that there isn’t a ton of difference in performance. The ETA have seemed more accurate but I think they can all be regulated to near COSC performance if that’s important, it’s not to me.
     
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  12. rodia77

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    Yep, sorry. My mind went: what the article lists => 'no wrong choice', and that triggered my protest. :)
     
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    I own four autos, two on each wrist and go for a after dinner walk.
     
  14. araziza

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    I hear. I got my GS membership card with this one.[​IMG]


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