Podcast Episode #2 Quartz vs. Mechanical: Are women getting a raw deal?

Ranch Racer and Perpetual Girl kick off Episode #2 with PG talking about the fact that she feels the need to clean off the ranch manure, take a shower, and make herself “presentable” while recording a Podcast. Double R is TOTALLY cool with that! Remember, a shower a week whether you need it or not. 😉

Then the duo jump into the wrist checks. First up we have PG who started the day out with one of her Citizen solar powered watches, but then switched to her Omega Speedmaster 38 to, believe it or not, time her livestock! Double R is sporting his Seiko SRP779 Pepsi bezel “Turtle” that PG got him for his birthday. He loves the watch and its lume so much that it ended up being his go-to watch for bedtime.

On to the topic at hand. PG kicks things off by discussing how she feels that in many cases today, women get less value for their dollar in the watch market. The issue possibly stems from the fact that there are fewer women watch wearers who know, or frankly care, what’s inside the watch. Double R then gives a very high level overview of the difference between mechanical and quartz watches.

The pair hit on the “Quartz Crisis” of the 70s and 80s, and then the rebirth of the mechanical watch industry. Quartz movements tend to be cheaper plastic affairs, while even the most basic mechanical movement is a thing of beauty in comparison. Quartz has accuracy and minimal servicing needs going for it though.

The meat of the discussion focuses on the industry’s lack of affordable mechanical watches for women. A $4,000 stainless steel Cartier powered by a basic quartz movement seems a bit ridiculous. Where’s the value? Meanwhile brands like Oris, Tudor, and Breitling seem to be getting it and coming out with affordable, smaller mechanical offerings that most certainly will appeal to serious female collectors.

Episode Links

PG’s wrist check: www.omegawatches.com/en-us/watch-om…32430385055001

PG’s Citizen Solar: www.amazon.com/Citizen-Eco-Drive…veASIN=B01KVVW8GQ

Double R’s wrist check: www.amazon.com/Seiko-SRP779-Pros…veASIN=B01N42DVJR

Breitling Navitimer 1 Automatic 38: www.breitling.com/br-en/watches/na…8/A17325211C1P1/

Tudor Black Bay 32: www.tudorwatch.com/watches/new-bla…-32/m79580-0003

Oris Diver’s Sixty-Five 36mm: www.oris.ch/en/watch/oris-diver…747-4055-07-8-17-18

Cartier Panthere: www.cartier.com/en-us/collections…artier-watch.html

Follow the show on Instagram at @lovenwatches. Follow Double R at @ranchracer and PG at @perpetualgirl. Stock Media provided by GrantTregellasMusic / Pond5