quote:Originally posted by vinoevelo:
I'm not sure it qualifies as 'fine' but the nerd in me couldn't resist any longer and I picked up a blue swatch sistem51. It will be interesting to see if this movement lasts over time and ends up as revolutionary as the marketing group would have one believe.
Definitely qualifies as nerd, but in a good way. Fine? I'm not qualified to judge on that one. If the watch keeps accurate time and doesn't break down, it could be a true breakthrough, and high on the watch nerd scale. The timepiece that tops the nerd list for me isn't an expensive watch, but rather the favorite clock of my mother's cousin who was a Swiss watchmaker in Zurich. I was a very simple gold with a simple face. Inside was an extremely accurate self-winding movement driven by changes in the barometric pressure.