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    Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    The GS SBGA231G 200m diver is going for around $6.5K (on chrono24). The GS SBGE215G gmt is also 200m and going for a similar price.
    They both have the 9R springdrive movement.

    But the ablogtowatch site is saying the new Seiko LX range is 'specified' at a price of $6K for the diver. It also has the 5R springdrive movement.

    So why would I buy any Seiko LX when I can get a GS for a slightly higher price and with a superior constructed movement?
    Does anyone know how the LXs have been selling? Because you'd have to be a pretty committed Seiko collector if you don't get the GS instead!


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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    Quote Originally Posted by dimitri39 View Post

    So why would I buy any Seiko LX when I can get a GS for a slightly higher price and with a superior constructed movement?
    Well I don't know about you personally but many people buy watches mainly because they like the look of them, and don't make their purchase decision purely on specs. They're not going to buy a watch they don't like the look of instead of one they love the look of because it's got a better movement are they.

    I'm looking at a 2 grand Seiko Astron, some people on here might say you'd be stupid to spend that much on a quartz watch, and there a lot of options at that price or a bit more for good automatics, but I love how it looks.
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    In before someone makes any of the following comments:
    - "Seiko is doing a money grab"
    - "anything more than an SKX is overpriced"
    - "Who does Seiko think they are? Offering watches in that range? Don't they know their place asn economy brand?"
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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    Personally if I were going to purchase a high end Seiko/Grand Seiko it would be the slightly less loved SLA025 or the much loved SLA017 vs the LX line, Spring Drive or not. However the LX offerings were designed by a noted industrial design star so perhaps there is that appeal.

    The SLA025 won the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) prize for the Sport Watch category and that brings a bit more cache IMO.
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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    Crazy is as crazy does.

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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    Here we go again - identical thread on Public forum
    Is this genuine interest by the OP I wonder?

    The new range looks fantastic - not being limited editions they will certainly be available with generous discounts and so more like $5k
    I think that's still punchy but not unreasonable. They are Japanese hand-assembled - superb designs building on MM300 but finessing it,
    quality, zaratsu finish, amazing proven movement.
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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    Yes, one wonders if he/she is a Seiko BASHER.
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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    the very large and very extended crown looks downright uncomfortable, even at the 4 o'clock position
    i'd love a spring drive in an mm300 case but I wont be trading mine in to buy the new lx
    apart from the crown and height, SR029J is A thing of beauty

    EDIT - wasn't there a new clasp being released with these similar to the Tudor one? or am I mixed up with something else...
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    Re: Is the Seiko LX range crazy-overpriced?

    I really like that crown, seems like I'm the only person who does.
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