Citizen (Eco-Drive) > seiko
Very nice. Your SSJ005 was my second pick, but sbxd007 won me over because of material and shape. I didn't know the watch is made in GS factory. Very cool.Seiko Astron is better than any Citizen except Chronomaster. Casio Oceanus is comparable. In my personal ranking, Astron and Oceanus both beat any non-The Citizen. I'm talking about the watches overall.
This particular model OP has purchased is made at the Grand Seiko factory. It's honestly a Grand Seiko level case and dial with a higher end Seiko bracelet. The solar GPS movement every bit as accurate as any Eco-Drive with roughly the same expected lifespan and ability to service.
In terms of heritage, Astron was the first quartz watch and first GPS solar watch. It's a premium label for Seiko. Citizen the first titanium watch and a leader in scratch resistant coatings.
Here are my owned quartz examples of each
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nope, needs direct open sky to connect.Nice!! Curious... how has the GPS calibration been for you? It only needs one satellite signal correct? Does it receive signals indoors?