Are Seiko auto movements the best?

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What i mean is are they the best of the non Swiss
Movements? I mean i have heard of ETA, Ronda and a few more I can’t remember all the names.
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Yes i know i mentioned Swiss movements just for context. I had no idea Seiko used their own movements as i knew zero about Seiko if you can imagine that?
I know China does movements as i have a few watches with them.
Are there Japanese movements not made by Seiko or is Seiko the only game in town?
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Seiko is the only company along with Rolex that exercises full vertical integration of their watches. This means that they manufacture in-house each part they use in their watches down to the lubricating oils. If one is looking for a robust daily watch and appreciates mechanical watchmaking and in-house manufacturing, I would look no further than Seiko. Seiko's movements blow away ETA by a mile, which is a point that has always steered me away from collecting Tudor.
 

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Tudor are using in-house movements now though, aren’t they?
and Citizen make their own movements in Japan, right?
Yes, Tudor started making their in-house movements within the past 3 years. But the issue is, there are so many more attractive options to purchase when considering modern watches (Omega, Rolex).

I’ve been curious about Citizen and to a lesser extent Orient watches for many years, but there it’s always the case that there are more Seikos that ultimately override these desires. 😉 Personally, I’ve never owned any of the following brands: Tudor, Citizen, Omega.
 

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I’ve owned Citizen, all this year, but for various reasons i don’t currently. one was posted to an eBay customer just this week.
I don’t appreciate how the vintage models have a weird bright green lume on them. I much prefer the white/cream color of vintage Seiko lume markers.
 

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I’ve owned Citizen, all this year, but for various reasons i don’t currently. one was posted to an eBay customer just this week.

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it was a nice watch in fairness, and they’re very good value… but I’d bought the FlightMaster from a friend, though i don’t think it’s as good quality i like the domed crystal and the Nighthawk was unlikely to get much wrist time, so i decided to let it go.
 
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i don’t SF, this one was a few weeks ago with a dealer.. that day i was asked to appear in the Omega UK customer service training video, and was given an Omega card holder as a thank you. which was nice.
 

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Nice, this one’s my personal example.

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i don’t SF, this one was a few weeks ago with a dealer.. that day i was asked to appear in the Omega UK customer service training video, and was given an Omega card holder as a thank you. which was nice.
 

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Nice watches. My Brother bin law’s father was an Engineer for NASA during the Gemini and Apollo programs and was given a Omega watch. It didn’t look anything like that. To describe bit is very utilitarian. I’ll see if i can find a file picture as both people have left the planet.
 

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i don't know much about them SF, other than that they're the only Omega i'm really drawn to, that i like the hesalite domed crystal and that the subdials, and the way they're recessed smoothly, are really cool. interesting that yours is a 'day date', and a K rather than a V.
 
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