So I just picked up my new Astron SSE053, and noticed something quite unusual. The watch caseback states the usual Made in Japan:
Until you look at the bracelet:
Notice anything unusual? Last I checked, China ain't Japan. And in case you're wondering, the bracelet that goes on the Ananta in the background states "Japan" on it.
Pretty interesting since I thought both the watch and bracelet were made in Seiko's Astron factories located exclusively in Japan.
Aside from this strange anomaly, it's an otherwise gorgeous watch, so I can't really complain: