Dead on :thumbup:SeanO said:Seiko are a true manufacturer.
their watch movements are the equal of ANY swiss movement at the price point. some are even better. There was a profusion of Seiko niche brands in the 60's and 70's (much like now). The Lord Matic's are a mid price point niche below King Seiko and the Grand Seiko's obviously but above the Seiko 5 and the plain Seiko.
their movements are well made, lacking in embellishment but very reliable. You get used to not being able to wind some of the auto's.
hope that helps.