Should I pull the trigger on TAG Heuer Quartz?

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I have had my eye on a TAG Heuer watch for a long time (25 five years in fact since I first saw one while traveling in Hong Kong). I am after the Aquaracer and I can afford the quartz version, and love the looks of the watch, but wonder a little if I should save my pennies and get the automatic version. I have a beginning watch collection consisting of a Seiko SARB017 Alpinist, Seiko presage SARY055 and a Glycine Combat 6 Vintage. All are automatics.
It would sort of be nice to have the convience of a quartz and that is truly what I have the budget for, but would be interested in the opinions of the knowledgeable people on this site.


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Dipset0121
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May 20, 2020
Quartz I had a automatic don't really care to change the time every time I wore it because it would stop quartz doesn't just got mine a few days ago at Lee Michaels can't stop looking at it on my wrist lol got the black one
USMC2147
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Mar 22, 2019
Save for the automatic, you won't be disappointed!! I bought my Aquaracer this year and couldn't be happier. Now I have to save for the Carrera 01...
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AUTigerFan
146
Nov 25, 2017
FWIW, I own two quartz TAG-Heuers and one quartz Omega, and none of them are worn as much as my auto TAG-Heuers or Christoper Wards. Once I bought my first bargain automatic (a Seiko SRP Orange Monster), I never bought another >$500 quartz watch. I got hooked on automatics. BTW, Massdrop frequently offers Wolf winders at a pretty decent discount, which reduces much of the hassle of wearing an automatic watch on an intermittent basis.
danothemacman
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Nov 28, 2017
Thanks for the perspective. I got to thinking about it and part of what I love about watches is the precision and intricacy of the timepiece. Saving for an automatic wins - and it really isn't a contest - now that I have thought through the "why" of what I want!
Nextgengentry
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Nov 23, 2017
I have the glycine combat 6 vintage, a couple cheap watches and a tag heuer aquaracer chrono quartz. I got the tag for my 18th bday and i got the quartz because i wanted a chrono, the chrono auto was out of budget, but i could have bought the auto without chrono. I didn't know much about watches back then and i liked that it was cheaper to service. I regret everyday buying the quartz, and i won't sell it because low resell value and sentimental attachment, but 3 years is the max the battery will last, and in an official AD battery change + hermetism will cost you arround 40 $, and i doubt the whole system will last more than 50 years, so, in my opinion, a quartz in the 1000$ must be something very unique to be worth it. Wait a bit and get the auto, and the pleasure of the swep instead the tik is worth the difference!
danothemacman
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Nov 24, 2017
Great advice and I am going to take it:-). I think it is worth it to save up for the automatic! Thanks!
Nextgengentry
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Nov 24, 2017
If i can save you a regret, i'm glad you take it! Here to help
Cloaca
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Nov 13, 2017
I guess the next question is, would you buy an automatic watch with non-hacking seconds, I have a couple of those, and if you're not too obsessive, they are kind of nice in that you can set the time in just a few seconds without waiting for the minute to come around. If you just ignore the second hand, you can set the minute hand mid-minute to plus-or-minus 5 or 10 seconds by using a loupe and eyeballing where it's pointing. It's especially fast if there is no day/date.
And non-hand-windable automatics are kind of an adventure in that if they have a power reserve indicator, it's actually useful and fun to keep an eye on, until it reaches full.
PetrosD
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Nov 13, 2017
I have several quartz watches but find I rarely wear them. I have run out the door grabbing a quartz to have the correct time with no time to set an automatic. But if you have wanted a Tag for 25 years, you should save and get the one you really want. Don't scratch the itch only to find that it still itches.
WatchDoctor
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Nov 13, 2017
I personally wouldn't see myself getting a quartz with a big seconds hand. I could consider a small subsecond or no seconds hand, but one with a large second hand that I can always see its jumpiness, would be a turn off for me. It's nevertheless a good looking watch.
Cloaca
1907
Nov 13, 2017
I have one quartz that I was thinking of getting rid of, but it occurred to me that it's useful to have one quartz watch so you have a go-to watch for when you're running out the door to an important appointment and you don't have time to set your watch, or you otherwise just need to be sure you know the correct time. I can't count the number of times that I've put on an automatic and then realized that the time shown bears no relation to reality.
But the price difference in this case is about $650, so if you want the automatic, maybe you should wait.
Cloaca
1907
Dec 2, 2017
Perusing the Aragon website I stumbled across the Aragon Gauge Automatic, The specs: 55 mm by 23 mm thick, 14.3 oz, 26 mm bracelet. What an insane watch. $180.
https://www.aragonwatch.com/product_p/a174gry1.htm
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Gugliermo
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Dec 2, 2017
Indeed, way outside of my parameters...I am more inclined towards Aragon's modest and simpler lines. I'm loving the Fusion I got a few weeks ago. 44mm X 11mm . Screw down crown and 200meters WR. The more I look at it the more I like it.
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