The watchmaking world was once dominated by mechanical timepieces. Today, however, that is not entirely true. Since the arrival of quartz watches, monopoly of mechanical watches has been greatly challenged. Although the mechanical watch industry is not as vulnerable as it was back in the 1970s and 1980s, quartz timepieces still find their way among the elite line of high-end mechanical references. They are bold, precise, and absolutely unapologetic.
Some Quartz Watches You Need To Know About
Here are some quartz watches that you might not have heard of. These watches might not make the cut when it comes to high-end mechanical masterpieces, but they surely hold their ground in terms of pure performance and aptitude.
A list of excellent quartz watches will always be incomplete without mentioning the Breitling Aerospace. This timepiece is a one-stop solution for all super-quartz enthusiasts. With a massive number of variants available in the markets, buyers will have a field day if they start to browse through Aerospace references. Besides the plethora of options that the watch offers in terms of bracelets and straps, the things impresses the most is the amount of useful information that one can discover on the analogue/digital dual display. The Breitling Aerospace belongs to the Professional collection of the watchmaker and as one can expect it is a perfect companion for adventures. This is hands-down, the best quartz watch that one can own in terms of sheer functionality and performance. That is perhaps why numerous Air Force units all over the world have opted for the Aerospace to be their official timepiece. Can’t blame them!
Seiko Prospex Solar Diver
The Seiko name might cause a bit of an upheaval among a few conventional Swiss watch enthusiasts. However, I am pretty sure that a true watch connoisseur would appreciate what the brand has contributed to the industry over the years. The truth is that you simply cannot ignore Seiko. The timepiece we will talk about is the Seiko Prospex Solar Diver from the Street series. Originally released back in 1975, the watch is known by its nick name, ‘tuna can’. This is because of its iconic case shape that resembles, you guessed it, a tuna can. The timepiece is an exceptional dive watch with a 200 meter water resistance that uses a solar powered quartz movement that the brand claims to run up to 10 months if fully charged.
Swedish watchmakers are usually not the ones to make noise on the international watchmaking scene. There are, however, those who dare to be bold enough to grab attention. One such Swedish watchmaker is Nezumi. Its debut timepiece, the Voiture is the watch in focus here. Although there are numerous versions of this timepiece in the markets, the original one is still the most impressive. The watch features a very 1980s aesthetic, the one we see in vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytonas, especially in the Paul Newman references. The quartz watch’s USP is its highly accessible price point and its supremely attractive retro design language. It is a brilliant watch that combines the best of both the worlds. Moreover, if you have a taste for vintage aesthetics and good pedigree, this is arguably your best shot at it.