Originally Posted by RFX45
Seiko is probably the only company who is still a true in-house watchmaker today. All of their parts and components are made in-house, unlike Tag or Omega who outsource some (if not most) of their parts. The Grand Seiko of Japan is highly praised and often ranked above Tag, Rolex and Omega.
On what rankings? I know name cache on seiko is garbage. I look at them like running shoes functional, but they usually look terrible. I dig euro styling on timepieces. me saying they are garbage is a bit harsh. There is a place in the world for watches like these.
Not for me. when it comes down to the technological aspects of watchmaking I have no doubt japanese can perform but its like cars, Id rather drive a german mercedes anyday than a japanese car. we can start breaking down performance to price ratio's but who cares.
what makes materialistic things special is the attachment you have with them. so good for you if you like these.