Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013
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    Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    As it says in the title, our beloved Grand Seiko timepieces will be undergoing a 7-9% price increase (depending on the model) as of January 1st 2013. This is the 1st price increase Seiko has put on GS since it’s arrival to the US about 3 years ago. This is certainly a much longer time without increased prices as compared to brands that go up once or twice a year. While Grand Seiko is a high-end luxury brand, they still remain one of the best values on the market for a high quality timepiece. One thing is certain, even at the higher prices, they are still worth every penny.


    To give an idea of the new prices, I have listed some of our most popular models at their current retail price and what they will be going up to…

    SBGA001 – currently $5,700 – after increase $6,200


    SBGA011 – currently $7,000 – after increase $7,600


    SBGA029 – currently $7,500 – after increase $8,100


    SBGA031 – currently $8,900 – after increase $9,600


    SBGE001 – currently $7,200 – after increase $7,800


    SBGC001 – currently $9,700 – after increase $10,500


    SBGC005 – currently $12,000 – after increase $13,000


    SBGH001 or 005 – currently $7,200 – after increase $7,800


    SBGR051 or 053 – currently $4,400 – after increase $4,800


    SBGX059, 061, or 063 – currently $2,600 – after increase $2,800

    We have a great inventory of pieces at the old prices and will hold to them as long as stock lasts. With any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-486-3996.

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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Grooan, more "great" news to start the new year. Maybe watches should be included in the CPI.

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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Kinda weird for a brand that cannot compete on prestige. If anything I'd have expected a focus on entry level models for people like me who think Seiko is great but have never been exposed to Grand Seiko.
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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Kinda weird for a brand that cannot compete on prestige.
    It can in Asia, easily. And it's not like Seiko is going to price things meaningfully more cheaply in the US, or everyone in Asia would buy them in Arizona.

    The general consensus seems to be that Grand Seikos were good "bang for buck" at their previous prices, so in that sense I see the hike as justified. That said, with Grand Seikos so casually available used in Japan, I have to admit that this increase is likely to push me away from a brand-new watch when I inevitably spring for a Snowflake.

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    Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by jakonovski View Post
    Kinda weird for a brand that cannot compete on prestige. If anything I'd have expected a focus on entry level models for people like me who think Seiko is great but have never been exposed to Grand Seiko.
    The perfect answer to DEFINE IGNORANCE ;)
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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Nishant View Post
    The perfect answer to DEFINE IGNORANCE ;)
    Well exactly, here's a market that could be all over Grand Seiko, but sticker shock can ruin any such attempt. Might well be that it's just the Asian market driving these price hikes though, given the absolute dominance of Swiss high end brands in the west.

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    Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    Looking at how companies like Rolex Omega Panerai and the likes of IWC have jacked up prices in the last 3 years, the GS price increase is nominal .. And perfectly justified IMO.
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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    That's a shame.
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    Re: Grand Seiko Price Increase Official for January 1st 2013

    HA! In before the price increase.

    You know, it's times like these that make me wonder...

    What would Geordi La Forge do?


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