As my collection is growing to more recognized brands (or at least my savings will go to) I can't help but look at all things German and Swiss. I mean I love the Grand-Seiko Snowflake (who doesn't) but it's not on the top of my to-buy list. When I picked up my Tudor Oyster, it just feels and looks so much better than any seiko in that price range. Granted the seikos are dive oriented, and my Tudor is more casual but the detailing was there on my Tudor.
Hodinkee put out an amazing article with great detail over the Credor of Seiko, but it just seemed like a glorified seiko 5 and a premium no one will pay for a japanese watch. Is there something to the watches from the Orient I'm missing?