I think in general Seiko does a pretty spot on job in the fit and finish department they also tend to be pretty old fashioned and hands on especially in their higher end pieces.Now we're talking! I am all about hashing it out so here goes:
First off, I am not exclusively in any watch camp. I have enjoyed Omega, Sinn, Seiko, Breitling, Hamilton, Marathon and others. I have experienced a wide variety of finishes, from affordables to luxury. It is only my opinion, but I am very impressed at the level of finish and protection on this piece. To be fair, I have only ever owned one other titanium piece. It scratched easily and regularly.
As for the 6r15 cult, I guess I am indeed a member. I only have incidental evidence, and I definitely have no method for timing a watch other than noting the sort of accuracy it maintains day to day in my pattern of use. I do have a Valjoux 7750 that keeps +1, but even my COSC Tag with its version of a 2824 was around +4. I know they can be regulated and I know some manufacturers take greater pains than others in doing so. I also know that my past three 6r15's kept either +1 or +2 with no tinkering, no need to open the case. Just a plain old Seiko churning out a tight movement.
You might be right about me swallowin a line on the 25 yr thing. Indeed, I have not owned a Seiko auto movement for that long and am going on what others have said. I will admit I was not speaking from personal experience and will concede that as a point.
I also think in hindsight that my foul attitude about the 6r15 may just be me looking for problems in my two based on the problems with the two I have fixed.
I also thought I had learned not to dismiss Seikos and Orients just because they were more expensive than I was accustomed to but I did dismiss SBDC outright without really thinking about it!
I'm feeling much better now that I've had some coffee! :-d
I am still suspecious about the 6r15 though!