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mechanical watches . There is hardly any interest in quartz watches in the secondary market . You would fare better with a hand-wound or automatic watch . If you purchase a lower-priced quartz watch , the financial loss would not be too great . Yet , remember that high-end brands like Breitling and Omega sell quartz watches and these battery-operated timepieces lose tremendous value in the pre-owned market . Even in the mid-range market , you would be better off buying an automatic Invicta watch instead of a quartz one . I have a friend who collects mid-range priced watches and he is very successful . There is a flourishing market for mid-priced watches and they sell quickly . He is well versed in these particular watches and understands their specifications and how they differ from high-end timepieces . As such , I always try to pick his brain and ask his advice when I am about to get one of them .
ONLINE QUERIES Another great tool to gain watch knowledge is checking watch forums . There are some very knowledgeable people there that are especially focused on the technical aspects
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