I am a big fan of Grand Seiko (don't have one yet but ranks highly in the to get list). I like the quality, in-house manufacturer, and accuracy (adjusted to 6 positions) etc. However, the following article The Wristwatch Guide: EDITORIAL: The Service Dilemma: Vintage Grand Seikos just puts a huge dent of my opinion on GS. The article seemed to imply that GS will only guarantee keeping parts around for 10 years for a watch repair.
While it is understandable that parts of a vintage watch may not be available, what I am interested in is the quality of GS service compared to other watches. For those of you who have GS serviced, will you share your experiences compared to other brands of watches that you have?
I hope the service is as good as the quality of their watches and this incident is an isolation due to vintage watches. Thank you.