When I say brands like Omega, Rolex the most of us will classify these brands as luxury brands, they produce their high quality watches in pretty large volumes. If I say brands like JLC, AP which are exlusive compared to Rolex and Omega. And they make very complex inhouse movements with tourbillons and minute repiters. The most of us will concider them as pure highend brands, and so do I.
But a brand like GS. Their watches are exlusive, some guy on the forum told me they only make 5000 Grand Seiko watches per year! I have a site about Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio
Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio - Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc.
Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio produce watchparts and have 19 high skilled watchmakers which assamble GS, Ananta, Credor watches and have a production of totally 30 000 watches per year. Grand Seiko dont have minute repitors or tourbillons like JLC but they have the Spring drive movement which taked 28 years of research to develop, their are only 6 watchmakers which can work with and assamble these movements. And now to my thought. Where should GS be placed? Luxury or Highend? Or somewhere between? This is not a fanboy thread. I just want some objektive answers and options beacause I cant classify them for my self.