I think the whole argument is a waste to be quite honest. I have been a Seiko fan since 1986 and never owned any decent time piece besides Seiko, until last week, when I bought my first Citizen Eco-Drive. I bought the Citizen because the face appearance and smooth design flow appealed to me. After getting it, I was very please with the overall finish and I must say I prefer the wristband over current Seiko wristbands (my opinion).In a very general way, are Seiko and Citizen watches considered to have about the same quality, i.e., fit and finish, accuracy, reliability, bang for the buck, etc.? I have owned many different Seiko watches and have been very happy with them all, and recently I purchased a Citizen eco-drive diver, only because I liked the textured dial and the price was right. I could just as easily bought another Seiko if I had found one designed like the Citizen. So what do owners of both think - are they pretty much the same? (I know that there are individual Seiko models that are superior to certain Citizens and the reverse is probably also true, so I am looking for general opinions from those who have experience of both.) Thanks!
In general, I like wrist watches allot and own from many Japanese Brands (Seiko, Citizen, and Casio). Love Casio for the G-Shock watches and the new higher end Edifice and Oceanus lines (more then likely will be my next timepiece). All those years I was Seiko only, I missed out on other great Japanese watches. Still love my Seiko watches though. Sir, my apologies for taking over two years to respond to this post.
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