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Horological Buried Treasure: 4 Seriously Cool Vintage Swiss Quartz Watches

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Quartz disassembled. Image courtesy of Angus @ahwstudio The Swiss watch industry has rarely known an event as disruptive as the “Quartz Crisis” of 1970. Hundreds of years of mechanical watchmaking suddenly became obsolete as the first quartz watches hit the market. Offering far greater accuracy than any traditional hairspring oscillator and powered not…