Thinking of going Grand Seiko for my first "real" piece. I was thinking of a 116200 Datejust, but the finishing on the GS is as good (if not better) than a Rolex, plus it'll be significantly more low-key. Thoughts? Has anyone here handled or own a GS?
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Great quality, but to be honest I find their designs a bit dull, and they remind me of various Seikos from their regular line many years ago. But styling is subjective. I would also consider if you see this as a long term ownership experience, or whether you are someone that tires of things easily and hence you sell/trade items often. If you live in Asia, it may not matter in terms of service issues or resale value, but if you live say in the US, service will be a pain and you may have difficulty determining its resale or finding a buyer for them in a country where they do not have a very strong following. Good luck with whatever you decide.