The members of this forum enjoy them, but I think we would all acknowledge that they involve costs in both money and convenience. People don't necessarily keep the same interests forever. If you have moved on from mechanical watches, there is nothing wrong with that.
Obviously the chips are very small, but do you think the watch was made that way or did the pallet jewel chip them? If the latter, do you think there are little bits of metal floating around in the movement? Tremendous picture, in any case.