Any particular reason?
I have a Citizen CB0030-56E that is of course a quartz, but for the 320GBP I paid for it it is hard to expect anything more (sapphire crystal, all titanium, perpetual calendar, solar battery, radio controlled). If I buy an automatic watch, I mainly pay for the movemnt, which is not even going to be close the precision a quartz movement is capable of.
Yes, we should all just get what makes us happy. A watch is one of the more personal purchases.
For years though, I didn't know you could pull the stem to stop a quartz watch. I would have a bunch of watches that needed replacement batteries every couple of years. I also went to an expensive watch place to have my batteries replaced. Later I found a reasonable guy to put in batteries. Automatic watches don't have any battery replacement issues.
I mostly have quartz watches but my favorites are the few automatics I have. That's just me.
I admire expensive watches but I have only spent about $800 tops on a watch. I worked in a business where I was able to admire super expensive watches. I always liked looking at them and could see the effect they had on their owners. Some just liked the status it gave their life, others were just watch heads who knew what every little part was called. I know a friend who refinanced his house for three watches. I think it is kind of a wonderful obsession for some.
Edited by Redcarmoose - 7/19/12 at 11:04pm