I've just been looking at the Chino web site. Looks like they've increased some of the prices. Was'nt the Sumo $444 the other day? Price now is $478, which now makes it slightly more expensive than Higuchi. Looks as if the MM has gone up about $100 too!
I just looked at Seiya's site, he also says he will soon increase prices due to the fact that the dollar has plunged! So if you intend to buy a nice Seiko or Citizen, you'd better do it soon.
Talk about a plunged dollar, we in the UK can only get $1.74 for £1. Not long ago we could get $2.10.