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Old 02-17-2017, 10:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Not too much to say about it really.

It's common knowledge and evident that Seiko offers excellent quality, movements and value.

Rolex on the other hand offers excellent quality and movements but with a significant cost difference which for most may not translate to great value.

The SKX007K2 has similar design language to the Rolex Sub and is a fully pedigreed diver at a fraction of the cost. Numerous similar comparisons have been made in the past. You'll have to check them out and decide for yourself.
I think in all fairness, Reflex''s initial intent was simply to suggest that in the "DIVER" category, the Rolex Submariner can be compared to the SKX007 as two great diver watches on either end of the cost spectrum. It's not necessary for me to list the specs. of either piece, they are well known and easily attainable by all. The Seiko is within reach financially to a far greater number of potential customers looking for a dive watch that is beautiful to look at in its own right, has a pedigree as long as your arm, and if regulated, can be deadly accurate at keeping time. Is the Seiko in the same class as the Sub ? Obviously not. Let's not let semantics drive this conversation. The Sub and the SKX are in the same "DIVER" Catagory but not in the same "CLASS" of price, luxury, fit, finish, snob appeal etc.
I think they both provide a great deal of enjoyment and satisfaction to their prospective owners, whomever they may be. If its the Sub or the SKX or one of the other many options in the "DIVER" catagory, in this instance, afrothang gets to decide
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Very interesting, the comments.
Although, the main similarities is that they are both divers, I would nominate the mm300 to be the sub counterpart. It's quintessential, a staple of the brand. Of course not as well known, but similarly transcends its genre and brand's customer base.

As for the Datejust, it would have to be a grand seiko dress watch, which I've never owned one. Settling on a datejust is pretty simple compared to a grand seiko which has so many models, variants, LE's, movements,. etc. Its as confusing to me as looking into Panerai
There are hundreds of combinations with the Datejust. That is a big reason why they sell more DJs than all the other models combined.

Dials, Bezels, choice of Super Jubilee/Oyster/Strap and within that more choices. Mind boggling.
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There are hundreds of combinations with the Datejust. That is a big reason why they sell more DJs than all the other models combined.

Dials, Bezels, choice of Super Jubilee/Oyster/Strap and within that more choices. Mind boggling.

With the DJ, it's the same two cases either the classic 36mm or the 41mm of the Datejust II, the same movement. Yes, lots of combinations but It's pretty simple to decide on one, depending on the look one likes. The variations are dials, bezels, case materials, bracelets, which are all interchangeable. It's basically the same watch.
Not the same with the Grand Seiko, different mechanicals, automatics, spring drives, cases, case materials, LE reissues, ...phew!!! Just the current ones.
But that said, it is what compares to the Rolex datejust. Both are dressy and high quality. It depends on what one chooses to spend their money on..
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I am a young collector and while I love my GMT Master II, I find it inconvenient to wear most of the time because of the worry that accompanies it. That being said, my baby tuna is probably my biggest go to. I find it rugged enough to wear without worry and it also gets a lot of positive attention.
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I am a young collector and while I love my GMT Master II, I find it inconvenient to wear most of the time because of the worry that accompanies it. That being said, my baby tuna is probably my biggest go to. I find it rugged enough to wear without worry and it also gets a lot of positive attention.
I don't think I ever received a positive comment about any of my Rolex watches over the years. I did on several Seikos and a vintage Heuer, though.
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From someone that only knows Seiko and Rolex by name and that Rolex = Luxury, I find myself liking way more Seiko watches than Rolex. They just look more modern, sleeker, nice IMO.

Now will I ever own a Rolex? I plan to as a gift to myself after grad school. You know...the "I made it" purchase. But I certainly would never give someone crap for a Seiko! They look amazing.
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I think it is no Problem to own a Rolex and a Seiko.
Two Different Company with great history and different Style.
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