Philosphically, I try to minimize maintenance
requirements - there's already too many things needing doing - and I dislike throwing away batteries. Although to be fair my saloon
clock has a battery movement; I use an Eneloop low self-discharge NiMH battery so at least I am not tossing out alkalines.
Also, I suspect that the VDO movement is a bit better quality, but that is not a certainty. Many of the expensive-looking brass "chronometers" actually contain the same inexpensive AA-powered movement you can buy on eBay for a couple of dollars. Looking there it appears that you might have the best selection of shaft sizes with the Takane brand, for about $10. Again, I think the best bet for fit is with the VDO, but at 4-5 times the price
it may not be worth it.