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More expensive watches and higher end brands don't necessarily have fewer imperfections. You just pay more for them. Same is true with cars. In the end own what you like and can comfortably afford. There are things to love at all price points and for all styles/tastes.

I am currently trying to find my way out of several Seiko rabbit holes - and it is tough going. Just as I have wrapped my head around most of the catalog from the 60's, 70's and 80's - I am discovering some pretty awesome stuff from the 90's. FWIW I think that your green Willard is awesome, and might also end up with one :\
 

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FWIW, I started as a Seiko hater. Cheap junk, or in the case of modern offerings, overpriced junk... Then my dad (whom I only met as an adult) gifted me his Seiko World Time from when I was born... This was the first Seiko I had time for (pun intended), and it opened my mind up to a whole new world of very cool watches. Long story short, the last couple years have been a blur, I own over 100 Seiko's now, and have authored one (soon to be two) vintage Seiko, series-specific websites here:


Bell-matics are next.

I own a few modern Seikos, including some Time Sonars and a Turtle. Your Willard re-edition is also on my short list. Glad you have found your way here - though realize you are in a forum full of enablers :)

Seiko is kind of like Rolex for me - in that I find it easy (and completely defensible) to love and hate them at the same time. Completely different ends of the market (at least if we ignore Grand Seiko) - but similar emotional journey.

EDIT: if you stick with Seikos from the movies (like your Willard re-edition), you could be going for a while. Look into the Arnie (Predator), the Ripley and Bishop (Aliens), the various James Bond watches, an original Willard (Apocalypse Now), the Voice Note (Ghostbusters)... etc.
 

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As someone with small wrists, I find many modern Seiko divers to be too large for me. I can rock an SKX no problem and can get away with a Turtle - but I would recommend finding a local dealer where you can handle a few in person - so you really have a sense of what you are getting into.

Vintage is a little safer, size-wise - you will find a lot of older stuff to be larger than you might have thought, but still very wearable by modern standards - and not oversized on a smaller wrist.
 
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