Originally Posted by Vicious49
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.
I was also looking at the Orient Star line of watches. Problem was those also started to get pricey when all I really need is a daily wear kind of watch.
I know Omega used to make a quartz AT. It's been discontinued.
I've sent my quartz watches in for new batteries. You're supposed to have them serviced periodically as well. It's not as intensive as with an auto which means less money which is good. I believe you're supposed to get them pressure tested as well when you have them opened if you're concerned about getting the watch wet.
I was also looking at the Citizen line of watches for the ecodrive technology. Not ever having to change a battery on a quartz watch was pretty appealing. The problem was the watches themselves were pretty ugly. Not so much my style.
No gun here, so that's not a problem.