I have been collecting Accutron watches for a couple of years now and currently have 28 watches in my collection (it seems to be an addictive hobby). Recently, I started collecting Hamilton electrics too, given their place in electric watch history. During my research on Hamilton watches, I read that they could be "turned off" or "shut off" by simply engaging (or disengaging as it may be) the hack function that stops the watch's function. My understanding is that this preserves battery life and wear/tear on the movement.
My question is this. For the Accutron 218 movements with the hack function, can those be "turned off" like the Hamilton watches? Also, despite the 214 crown on the back case, can a 214 be "turned off" the same way? Or, are Accutrons different in some way preventing the preservation of battery life doing this?
I'd be interested in hearing various thoughts on this. Thanks!