The "credit" came to me this way from my watch mentor "Never buy a GP or a Minute Repeater"
When I asked why "Because I told you not to." Just like a parent! Which he was in a watchmaker sort of way.
And when I ignored the advice and bought one, I found out what he was trying to say. Lots of tiny minuses with a few pluses equaled it went to a new home.
I haven't bothered to learn anew with the repeater as it's too much for me to spend to get another lesson. And he told me why -- they are the most annoying watches to overhaul, and the sound is completely subjective, and the owners insist on repeating, "the sound was different before", etc.
There are other brands in this situation too. Second-rate, you might say, or second-tier. For example, I couldn't get rid of a Fortis, or a Maurice LeCroix, or ...