I don’t think I’d be the only person reading this who could be accused of writing off quartz watches as cheaply made, mass-market accessories unworthy of our attention. Well, Seiko’s 9F movement quickly proved me wrong. It’s not just that it’s a sturdy, hand-assembled movement with 133 parts that can last up to 50 years without needing an oil change, and has a date wheel that shifts in 1/2000th of second. The thing that really got me was that they age the quartz crystals… More at Time & Tide.
I always trust Seiko to produce wonderful quality and this article offers an insight for those of us who have a habit of writing off quartz watches too easily.
As a bonus, here is a good article about the Grand Seiko Hi-Beat movement.