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    "It's just a Seiko"

    Most brands have their fans and detractors. We all have different tastes. But it feels to me that Seiko is often singled out for particular loathing. I’m curious to know why.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Quote Originally Posted by PYLTN View Post
    Most brands have their fans and detractors. We all have different tastes. But it feels to me that Seiko is often singled out for particular loathing. I’m curious to know why.
    I honestly don't think they're loathed - at least not in my readings. If anything, around here, they're adored.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Yep - I've seen no loathing on here.

    In real life the "just a Seiko" attitude is more common (and by 'In real life' I mean the average man on the street) because they know Seiko as a lowish priced watch with fairly tame styling and reasonable quality, sat between the more desirable fashion watches or higher priced Rolex/Breitling/Omega in most high streets.

    Seiko is the safe middle ground.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradjhomes View Post
    Yep - I've seen no loathing on here.

    In real life the "just a Seiko" attitude is more common (and by 'In real life' I mean the average man on the street) because they know Seiko as a lowish priced watch with fairly tame styling and reasonable quality, sat between the more desirable fashion watches or higher priced Rolex/Breitling/Omega in most high streets.

    Seiko is the safe middle ground.
    OK, maybe loathe is the wrong word but I see blanket dislike of the brand. To dismiss an entire brand seems odd.

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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Perhaps I just know...simpler folk......But everyone I know IRL who's not in the watch fold regards Seiko as a top quality watch. To them a "cheap" watch is one of the hundred or so fashion brands or something digital.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Seiko is, by and large, adored (and if not adored, respected) on WUS.

    The truly irrational haters seem to reserve their choicest venom for Rolex. Shots fired.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    It's probably disliked by some precisely because it's soo loved by so many on WUS. The SKX007/9 is practically the default suggested watch if somebody asks for a sub $1000 watch, and that's going to get up the nose of some people for whatever reason.
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    I think it's because for the majority of average watch wearers it is just a Seiko. Most people see them at the mall for a hundred dollars next to the Timex and don't know anything about their serious, high-end offerings and suffer from the stigma of their average everyman affordable watches.

    Would you wear a Grand Timex?

    I think it's difficult to play all fields. They may be unique in that they have such a wide range of price points from disposable watches all the way up to the Grand Seiko but for most people they are synonymous with an average inexpensive watch.
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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    I rarely see anything but praise for Seiko. On WUS, the few times that I've seen the phrase "it's just a Seiko" is usually when the topic is Grand Seiko. There are some who find it hard to accept, or perhaps were unaware, that there are some Japanese watches with prices equivalent to some well known Swiss brands.

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    Re: "It's just a Seiko"

    Well.......my 4 year "just a seiko" auto runs at +2-3 sec a WEEK...............eat that Rolex,omega, patek...and jaeger-lecoutorwhaterver
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