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I see more and more companies making automatic models now . Honestly, for cost Id like to see thermocompensated movements get into the mid range but that won't happen probably.
 

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Well, accuracy in watches is interested by only a few fellows (see WUS HEQ forum). I was lucky to find a used Omega preBond with the 1441 dual compensators which was used for only 2 years or so back in 1989. I think the industry has chosen to continue with autos and the newer eco green marketing of solar watches.
 

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My mid 1970's Seiko Quartz 3003 / 4004 watches that spend all of their time in the box keep better time than my Alpinist 8F56 HEQ which spend a lot of time in the box.

I here the Bulova Precisonist movements are also not what they claim to be in terms of acuarcy.
 

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I just don't see why thermo never was able to get more mainstream or cheaper to produce, if you think about it...the quartz's even with solar and radio are technically inferior with temp changes.
 

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I just don't see why thermo never was able to get more mainstream or cheaper to produce, if you think about it...the quartz's even with solar and radio are technically inferior with temp changes.
You may well consider them to be technically inferior, but relative to mechanical timepieces and for 99.99999% of people - they are perfectly adequate.
If you're a scientist, have accuracy OCD, just want bragging rights or just have a large disposable income, maybe it's not good enough.
HEQ's are lovely, but ultimately unnecessary to the vast watch buying public.
 
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