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Seiko Watches - Underrated?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GQBaller, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. GQBaller

    GQBaller Senior member

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    Anyone else think Seiko is underrated? They make great watches, especially considering their price. I bought this stainless steel chronograph a couple years (not my picture):

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  2. anon

    anon Senior member

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    I like that they offer some basic/classic looks in titanium. Great for a beater watch.
     


  3. huy

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    Yes. They are underrated, especially their higher end stuff.
     


  4. East Oakland

    East Oakland Senior member

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    Yes, particularly the high end stuff you can only find in Asia. The Grand Seiko's are on par with the automatics that come out of Geneva. The problem is a lot of what they normally sell in the US is pure junk, so the brand is not well-perceived here.

    I like this site for Asian watches:

    http://www.seiyajapan.com/category/1_grand_seiko/
     


  5. Nomad_K

    Nomad_K Senior member

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    Yes - they provide great quality and cover a wide range of pricepoints and styles. They may not have the flash marketing or prestige, but if you want to keep track of time around under all sorts of conditions, you could do far worse.
     


  6. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    Here's my casual wear Seiko 5 mod with new dial and hands:

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    Twotone
     


  7. Buddy

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    I could live with THIS Seiko . . . for $433.00 . . . nice.
     


  8. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Is it mechanical?
     


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  10. randallr

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    I like my seiko 5.
     


  11. AdamInSF

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    am not a fran
    I am also not a fran, however, I do like Seiko's watches for what they are, that being unassuming watches for reasonable prices.
     


  12. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    imho, I have higher regard for Seiko than a lot of "Swiss" brands out there: Tissot, Oris, Longines, Ball, B&R, Movado, etc...
     


  13. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Yes. They are underrated, especially their higher end stuff.

    +100
     


  14. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    I would say that, on this board, they're rather well regarded.

    I have one of their Asian-market Chronographs... great watch for day-to-day wear.

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    I like that they make there own movements and have had periods of great design. Early in my watch collecting I acquired several automatics that were very well thought out including the Bellmatic - a 27 jewel alarm/day/date, six square chronographs with different dial color combinations. I enjoyed them. Then I got the disease and really started collecting and the Seiko's never got the love again. I sold the autiomatics to collectors in Europe.
     


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