I‘ve been mulling and pondering my watch purchasing roadmap for 2023. I’ve long considered getting a higher-end Seiko. I‘m not sure Grand Seiko is for me—I’d be too worried about scratching it. I’d like opinions on whether there is a tangible jump in quality from the $1300 dollar Divers to the SLA Marinemaster series (the ones that come in around $3200).
I know the movement is better. How about everything else? Finishing, wearability, general QC…
Not interested in alternatives in the $3K range. I have a few other watches in that range.