Relative to what? A quartz watch has always been, and always will be more accurate than a mechanical watch. (That Amherst right now runs 9 seconds fast in a 24-hour period. If I tweak the balance spring, I can get it down to chronometer specs.) But it's not about accuracy. It's about appreciating the aesthetics and precision of 130 individual parts all meshing together to do their job.
If you don't "get it", that's perfectly understandable. It's just one of the quirks of collecting. Me, I don't get sinking thousands of dollars into comic books or Hummel figurines, or antique fountain pens. But some do, and to those who do, more power to you!