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I find it really strange that the “adventure style” watch has 200 meters of water resistance while the “vintage diver style” only has 50m. Also odd how one has a 6R movement at 70 hour power reserve and the other has the 4R with only 40 hours. I don’t get Seiko’s strategy!
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Grand Seiko is trying to move away from the “omega discount” category of watches and wants to be taken more seriously and as true luxury product where discounts are out of the question such as Rolex or Patek. They are shutting down anyone who they think isn’t fit to represent the brand correctly and value the product. This is part of their plan to retain their value and have a firm foot in the ground as an established luxury brand.
Then they should start with Japan. Most models are always 20% off.
 

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I find it really strange that the “adventure style” watch has 200 meters of water resistance while the “vintage diver style” only has 50m. Also odd how one has a 6R movement at 70 hour power reserve and the other has the 4R with only 40 hours. I don’t get Seiko’s strategy!
Because it's not supposed to be a diver, or even vintage diver style.

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I find it really strange that the “adventure style” watch has 200 meters of water resistance while the “vintage diver style” only has 50m. Also odd how one has a 6R movement at 70 hour power reserve and the other has the 4R with only 40 hours. I don’t get Seiko’s strategy!
I think Seiko is creating greater separation between the two movements to justify higher prices on the 6R35 models. When the 4R movements became ubiquitous, we all seemed to be asking why we are paying for 6R15 with its nominally better specs when we can get something comparable for less. That is just my impression of things.
 

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That is some repugnant sh*t right there.
If they can't come up with some decent new models then why bother at all?
Seiko is the world heavyweight champion of discontinuing beloved and successful watches.
Unfortunately they're not as good in bringing out NEW beloved and successful watches.
Back to the drawing board guys!
 

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I find it really strange that the “adventure style” watch has 200 meters of water resistance while the “vintage diver style” only has 50m. Also odd how one has a 6R movement at 70 hour power reserve and the other has the 4R with only 40 hours. I don’t get Seiko’s strategy!
The watch on the right is not a diver style because it has a fixed bezel. It's a chronograph without a chronograph movement. You may have confused it with the SPB127, SPB129, SPB131 which are the "vintage diver style" models with the 6R35 and 11.3mm thick.
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