Quartz Vs Automatic Watch
I am a watch enthusiast that has been collecting watches for years. Factors in the past that I look at in making purchases are overall look of watch, uniqueness, quality, brand, price, and purpose for which watch is to mainly be used (place of employment, leisure time-beach, grilling out, camping, yard work, formal dinners, etc.) With that said, I own inexpensive watches like Timex to more expensive watches like a Tag (most are quartz but some are automatic or kinetic).
I now am interested in purchasing my first Omega but not sure whether to buy quartz of mechanical. For initial purchase price and minimum upkeep, and without the need to wear it everday, a quartz seems to be the one to choose. But, an automatic for design and Swiss engineering quality might be nice too. But, the cost is at least $1,000 more and requires expensive maintenance every 5 years I'm told.
My question: When considering a quartz Vs automatic watch - is the automatic worth the premium? Which one has better resale value, quartz or mechanical? I am a mostly practical person, but I do admit wearing a "prestigious" watch that looks great is a draw. Right now leaning towards Seamaster. Is buying previously owned watch asking for trouble when buying a mechanical Omega?