Re: Dumb Watch?
On the basis of logic you would think that, however...
A quartz watch is pretty predicatable in that it will gain or lose a certain amout of time over a certain time period. For instance my quartz Argos special that I bought nearly 8 years ago consistently and without fail gains 6 seconds a month.
My expensive mechanical watch can gain 6 seconds a day if left in one orientation, or it can lose 6 seconds a day if left in another orientation - that's pretty shit if you compare it to a quartz watch, right?
Well actually when the mechanical watch is on your wrist it's exposed to all those orientations during the day and the net result is that maybe one day it'll be a few seconds ahead, and on another day it'll be a few seconds behind, so the whole thing averages out.
Overall, over time, the mechanical watch is actually closer to the real time than the quartz watch is. I haven't reset the time on either of my watches in over 4 years and the end result is that the quartz watch is now around 4 and a half minutes fast, but the mechanical watch is just 32 seconds slow. Now you tell me which is the most accurate.