Originally Posted by gastarbeider
apparently you don't know much about seiko.
You have to realize that to an American, Seiko is not a very high end watch. You can't walk into a store in the US (that I know of) and buy a Grand Seiko, or a high end Spring Drive. We get the mall stuff...with only a few low grade mechanicals included in the mix. Hell, my Premier, which I love dearly, I was only able to get by purchasing online from Asia.
Seiko could never sell a Grand Seiko with any success in the US. Most people would buy a Rolex long before the G.S......most people in the US think a Rolex is the pinnacle of watches and the most one would ever spend on a watch.