Hopefully a question or two that won’t offend any watch aficionados.
I’ve always liked a good watch and whilst I have a small selection, I have found myself not really wearing one any longer – perhaps for as long as the past 6 or 7 years I don’t wear a watch beyond a Garmin occasionally.
Now I’d like to start wearing one again and am attracted to new shiny. The trouble is, I have no desire to fiddle with a watch or keep correcting it and perhaps more importantly may go for days or even weeks without wearing it.
Because of this, I am drawn to quartz movements for simplistic ownership, yet most collectors and watcherists run away in disgust when hearing such things and fail to offer any opinions on ‘those sort’ of watches.
I get that the mechanics of many watches are a thing of beauty and some are genuine manufacturing marvels but, I just don’t want the hassle of setting and winding / moving with a watch after I’ve left it more than 80 hours.
Because of this and with up to £900 or so to spend, I am looking at a few from Seiko, Tissot and the main one that grabs me now is a discounted Longines Conquest vhp.
Dare I ask what people think of this and if there are any other watches to look at sub £1k and quartz – of a similar design to the Longines.
I do like coloured faces and metal straps, and am not especially turned on by divers watches.
If there is such thing as a mechanical self winding watch with an accurate movement and a GPS or similar chip inside to auto set the time once rewound through wrist movement, I’d look but I’d guess they run into many zeros – if such a thig exists.