Grand Seiko?

I was thinking about buying a new watch with a Rolex in mind but recently they have become way too common and overpriced.. 
So while looking at some other suspects like Omega etc. i came across Grand Seiko with almost all the reviews being positive and comparing it to Rolex. 
What do you guys think of Grand Seiko? Most people outside The watch world don't know that they're as expensive but their quality looks and pretty much everything is fantastic….

Would love to know your suggestions..

Thanks

Comments (14)

Apr 30, 2022 - 8:27am
pipo1001, what's your opinion? Comment below:

God those watches are gorgeous. If you're going to shell out for a luxury good, the ultimate opinion you take into consideration should be your own. Shelling out >5k for a watch is a personal decision and if you like the watch, you certainly can't argue with the quality or craftsmanship behind it. You don't need the most "prestigious" watch. You just need the watch you like. I plan to get a GS as my first big boy watch.

Apr 30, 2022 - 10:56am
pm461, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Their heritage spring drive models are sick. Would buy

May 1, 2022 - 5:27am
M3rmaid009, what's your opinion? Comment below:

+1

And as someone also else pointed out, Grand Seiko's aren't as commoditized / mass-consumed as Rolex's and Omegas, as it's a somewhat well-kept secret for real luxury watch enthusiasts. As such, you won't get stereotyped with the same mainstream tropes that Rolex's suffer from 

May 2, 2022 - 3:56pm
GoingToBeAnMD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What's the pricing on the Snowflakes nowadays? It's one of the few GS that I would even remotely consider but they struck me as really expensive (for what they are) at the time. What kind of pricing are you seeing now? 

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  • Incoming Analyst in PE - Other
May 1, 2022 - 2:22am

Love Grand Seiko and looking to purchase one over the next few months. Quality of finishing for the price is pretty unparalleled, and they're generally readily available so you don't have to play stupid games with the AD like you would for Rolex.

The one added benefit is that Grand Seiko is pretty unknown outside the watch world, so in a corporate environment there isn't a risk where senior people might be unhappy with someone junior wearing a "flashy" watch that you might have with a Rolex or Omega.

  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Comm
May 1, 2022 - 12:06pm

You would need to spend $50,000 on another brand to get the quality of a $5,000 Grand Seiko 

May 2, 2022 - 6:24am
johnny-mnemonic, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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