Seiko introduced the world’s first surplus quartz watch in 1969, outdoing the Swiss. They now manufacture basic quartz movements, including their 7N calibers, which are accurate to 15 seconds per month.
The watch itself will last you more than 30 years! Based on the caliber, the battery will need to be replaced every 3-5 years. Seiko quartz watches can be purchased for as little as $150. The price range for Grand Seiko 9F timepieces is between $2,000 and $5,000.
You will never be deceived by Seiko. On the secondary market, Seiko watch usually sells for between $55 and $5,496, with an average list price of $298. Their no-frills sub-200 quartz watches are well-designed, precise, and long-lasting. In the meantime, a Grand Seiko watch is both artisanal and reputable.