Love both of the brands, and they are both true manufacturers. To my eye, Seiko is always a little more classic & reserved in style compared to Orient, and I enjoy owning different models from each brand. I don't see how either one could be bad. However, I'm not a diver watch guy, & maybe someone who owns one of these beauties will chime in with more information.Hello WTF community, hopefully you can help me decide which Japanese automatic to purchase! This is my first Japanese automatic and I'm relatively new to the world of watches, so your expert opinions are needed!
Basically it's between two models. I love the Rolex GMT with the Pepsi bezel, however I don't want to purchase a copy.
It's between this Seiko:
and this Orient:
Now I'm aware that Orient makes its own movements in-house. I'm also aware that Seiko owns Orient. I suppose I'm a bit concerned about the accuracy of the Seiko. Many reviewers complained about how much time it gains each day. While I am aware that every automatic gains time, is the Seiko's gain abnormal? Does the Orient's quality and craftsmanship far outmatch the Seiko? Or is there another brand I should consider that I'm totally missing the boat on?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!