usclassic· Premium Member
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Once again I find myself shopping for a Seiko diver and am drawn to the 009 and or 175 for looks and price. I know the 175 is for the US market and the 009 the world and other than some Malaysia markings on the 175 for US customs compliance they are the same......or are they. Is it possible the US export models undergo more quality control - regulation - adjustments for the movements. Perhaps a movement sorting step before assembly of the 175 using cream of the crop for those. I would appreciate your thoughts and experiences especially if you have had both 009 and 175.