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    Hello,

    I've been thinking of buying my wife her first Swiss watch. And I've been thinking a Longines because I rather like their esthetics. I'm looking for a small one, with just time and day of month. Unfortunately, I'm a complete newbie.

    My question is, esthetics aside, are there movements that I should turn my eyes to? How about ones that I should avoid? I mean, are there movements that tend to maintain accuracy longer, be more durable, or require less service? I'm not talking about vintage because I can't necessarily find them in Hong Kong and I don't have any friend who knows enough to check for authenticity with me. The bottom line: if it's one of the better movements and I can still find it at a Longines flagship store or distributor in Hong Kong, I'd probably take it.

    Anecdotal stories about your modern women's Longines would be great, too.

    If the consensus is that all modern Longines movements are equally good, I'd take it too.

    Cheers.

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    Buy her a quartz watch. Women don't have the gearhead chromosome. They want a watch that looks pretty with the rest of their jewelry, has no quirks, and tells them the time without fail. That's quartz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulackfocus View Post
    Buy her a quartz watch. Women don't have the gearhead chromosome. They want a watch that looks pretty with the rest of their jewelry, has no quirks, and tells them the time without fail. That's quartz.
    Women in Hong Kong actually kinda care about their watches, especially the office ladies. They'll get a Swiss watch (which is at least nice looking) when they can afford one. I want to buy my wife a Swiss watch that doesn't only look nice from the outside.

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    I'm sure they care about the watch, but that doesn't mean they care about the movement. Unless you're sure she does care about the movement then a agree that a quartz is a better option. In the documentary "Time Machines" about watches, a watch salesman says that when husbands buy their wives a nice automatic watch for gift then most of the time the wife brings it in and exchanges it for a quartz. I know my wife does like a nice watch, but definitely does not want to have to set it each time she wears it.

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    Well, my wife just confirmed that she wants an automatic. She knows what an automatic is. She has seen me wear and adjust my Tudor.

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    As a lady myself, I can speak from sad experience that there are happier things than getting all dressed up for a big night out with my sweety and discovering my special watch needs a BATTERY.

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