Originally Posted by calvman
I really wanted an Omega aqua terra 8500, but spending 3-6k on a watch is questionable. I've been looking at the Victorinox divers as an alternative. I figured I'd probably be better off with a quartz movement as they're more practical.
Do you find the mechanical watches to be nicer? I'm trying to figure out if I'm missing out on something by not getting a mechanical.
I want the new Bond AT also but not am at a time in my life where I can justify spending that much on multiple watches. The other Omega was a wedding gift so . . .
I personally don't care about it being auto vs. a quartz. I just get stuff that I think looks good. If my Omega came in a quartz, I probably would have bought that instead of the auto. It's cheaper and more accurate. Not to mention the cost over the long run. Autos supposedly can last forever since it's mechanical parts that they have to lube or replace vs. the boards in a quartz that they eventually discontinue. But a quartz requires a $5 battery every 3 years whereas an auto requires a maintenance every 5 years or so. That maintenance can run anywhere from $200-$1000 depending on the watch. The Omega is in the $400-$500 range I think. Autos also can get affected by magnetic fields and don't like shock as much. If you're shooting an actual gun, I'd wear the quartz.