If Seiko decided to only go upscale.

Jan 17, 2023,17:49 PM

With more and more people going more towards Grand Seiko especially in the mid tier luxury watch department does anyone here see Seiko just saying why bother making cheap $200-500 watches anymore? Let me clarify just keep the Prospex line of Divers in the $350-1000 range since most outsell anything else Seiko sells and get rid of the other line of watches that don’t sell and just keep GS and the Upscale Affordable Divers.

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A Move to Curtail Production Would Likely

 By: Steve E : January 17th, 2023-18:40
cause great delight at Casio & Citizen. I can't imagine why they would do it. There's also Credor on the higher end.

True but

 By: kevinc1001 : January 17th, 2023-19:11
How many outside watch collectors know what Credor is? I wouldn’t be surprised if Citizen dropped their non eco drive line in the near future.

I like Seiko’s higher end stuff....

 By: mtvandi : January 17th, 2023-23:09
...and would miss much of their SLA line. Seiko has the sports/ dive watch history and designs to build off of and have done a nice job bringing back vintage pieces recently. Grand Seiko sport pieces lack the history and style for me. ...  

Unlikely Seiko will ditch the bread and butter anytime soon.

 By: S F : January 18th, 2023-11:16
GS is now run independently from the mass market segment with 5-6 product brands which is still a focus for its watch biz globally. I dont see Seiko providing breakdown in sales of its watch brands but total watch sales is about US$1.3bn, more than half o...