The primary reason why people choose automatic mechanical watches is because of its craftmanship. Automatic mechanical watches require no batteries. Instead, it requires human input to keep on functioning. You'll feel like you build more of a connection with the watch, whether you're winding the watch or moving your wrist, it is relying on you to keep it alive. When you stop, it stops.

Quartz watches are battery powered, cheaper and it involves little to none complexity to produce. Many watch enthusiasts see them as a bit shallow and boring. When you buy an automatic mechanical watch, you're almost buying into the history of traditional watchmaking, which dates back to hundreds of years.