They are very nice watches and considered rare even in Japan due to their low production numbers. Orient Star Royal would be in the same class with Grand Seiko. Their finishing will be exceptionally high quality. I wish you all the best if you are going for it. Havent heard of anyone regretting buying a Royal yet. Did I say they are very very nice? :thumbup1:There is a really nice Orient Star Royal on the bay right now with the 50 hour power reserve dial. I have heard these are really nice watches. Not much infomation about them available.