Isn't Spring Drive missing from the list of quartz watches?UpstandingCitizen said:I'm sure this has been kicked around a lot, but I just recently realized my strong preference for solar quartz above all else.
So my question is, which do you prefer, and why?
Or perhaps you just don't care for quartz at all?
I'll go with that, only have one kinetic there a pain I have three solar models also a pain as they are not worn daily, OK if you have one and wear it every day, can't see the point in having a big collection of solar models all out on display gathering light on your window sill and a perfect invite if any low life was to break in, so a standard battery will do me fine the longer between changes the better.Pin said:Standard non-rechargeable battery for sure. I have no problems with changing batteries.
Solar is a close second with kinetic being a non starter; it's a technology that brings nothing to the table and has long since been surpassed by regular battery technology and even solar technology.
Solars will still need to have the battery replaced. Citizen claims it is something like 20 or so years, but I have seen numerous reports with about 8-10 years time.danrodz said:With solar, no battery changes, no swinging, nothing but light and you are all set!
I think that was true in the past, but it seems to me that today things are different. I can't see any compromises on my Carbon AT. Same with the Skyhawk, there doesn't seem to be anything on those dials that would have been different if they were not EcoDrivepetew said:I've said it a million times, my main gripe with solar is that fact that because you need the solar panel on the dial, your dial design is compromised from the start. You can do so much more with a watch dial if it doesn't have to be solar.