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Of great importance is the watch's movement. Yes this is a quartz watch. This is going to be a turn off for some people, but hear me out. While I prefer an automatic movement, there are numerous trade offs to having a mechanical watch. First, mechanical watches require more maintenance, and most importantly, they are far less accurate than quartz watches. At first I wished my Tag Heuer was an automatic model, but I slowly began to appreciate its high quality quartz movement. My Tag Heuer serves as the "I cannot decide which watch to wear today watch." It goes with almost any outfit. Always handsome, never out of place, and I always know people are going to like the watch. No one is going to ever ask me, "is that a Tag Heuer" you are wearing because they are not rare watch, but no one will dispute that it was a bad choice to own. Because my Tag Heuer Link has a quartz movement, I know I can pick it up anytime and it will be totally accurate. I never have to worry about adjusting the time, this is a rock-solidly reliable and accurate watch; and I love that about it.
In Japan, the big players are Seiko and Citizen. Each of them has luxury lines there that either aren't available in the US, or merely trickle in (e.g. the Citizen Campanola line of watches). Other than high end Japanese watches, Japan enjoys a multitude of tech orientated watches that that are always fascinating, and sometimes envy inspiring. Take the Seiko Spring Drive for example. It is the perfect melding of mechanical and quartz watch. A mechanical automatic movement, with a quartz regulator to ensure high accuracy. Hence the reliability of a quartz, without the need for a batter ever and a sweeping seconds hand. Seiko's luxury line of watch in Japan is known as Credor, and some Spring Drives are sold under that brand as well.
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