Thank you for this comprehensive comparison. As a Rolex and Seiko owner (amongst other brands), I've always held my Seiko in high regard for its quality and time-keeping. Until my Seiko Automatic Diver arrives, my Rolex Oyster Perpetual, is the only self-winder I've owned. The "heft" of this watch is impressive for its size and speaks to its material construction. I've owned it for 25 years, buying it for a "special" watch and ending up wearing almost every day. It's been all over this planet with me. Yes, people do recognize this brand just about anywhere you go (probably not always a good thing). It's been to the factory authorized service center twice, once for refurbishment. It's not my most accurate time piece, that honor goes to either my Citizen Eco-Drive chronometer or my Seiko Quartz chronometer. Both are superb time pieces and far exceed my Rolex in that catagory.