Why do people rarley consider lorus?

So whilst this isn't the most exciting post, one thing has always bugged me, when people go looking for nice looking but cheap and reliable watches, they never consider lorus?, which should have more clout as brand because its owned by Seiko. The left is my first watch id ever consider to be serious, I got it as a kid, its a Lorus sport, on the right is an Birthday present from a mate, a Lorus chronograph. What are your thoughts on why Lorus is usually left out? 

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The only reason I don't consider them is because they are not distributed here in the US.

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I know of only one AD in Canada... It's just not a brand that is seen around here. 

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gbelleh

The only reason I don't consider them is because they are not distributed here in the US.

I didn't know that, you can get them in the UK, so I guess I assumed they were everywhere lol.

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KristianG

I know of only one AD in Canada... It's just not a brand that is seen around here. 

I guess they aren't trying all that hard, shame really. 

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They're usually provided by a big retailer here in the UK called Argos. Normally around £29.99 and great vfm beater watches.  I've lost count of the ones I've had going back to the mid 80's.

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Stjarnadm

They're usually provided by a big retailer here in the UK called Argos. Normally around £29.99 and great vfm beater watches.  I've lost count of the ones I've had going back to the mid 80's.

They are around that price range, so it makes sense.

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I have looked for them before, but they are as expensive as their Seiko quartz counterparts in the US market. The Lorus titanium model featured by @benswatchclub is either unavailable or overpriced every time I have searched for it. For just a bit more money than I would pay for the Lorus titanium watch, I can get a Seiko titanium quartz watch with a titanium bracelet instead of the canvas strap.

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Jonny122

I guess they aren't trying all that hard, shame really. 

There is a lot of stuff we don't get here. Brands just don't bother marketing in Canada, or if they do it's a reduced catalog.

The SKX was never sold at ADs in Canada. I can't get Citizen automatic watches from Citizen in Canada. I don't understand why brands do that in the internet age, but they do...   

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Was going to say, it's usually because they're not marketed a huge amount outside of the UK.  They're also seen as very disposable.

Pulsar are another one, also SEIKO owned. 

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Don’t let the secret out. They make some good watches that can be worn daily and not worry about banging up. 
 

But that’s also why they don’t come up in conversation. The brand is known for inexpensive watches that are considered throw away pieces. 

I personally like Lorus and have a few laying around. They’re workhorses.

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As other people mentioned - they are not available everywhere in the shops (in the UK they are though), and the one Lorus everyone knows about, the titanium fieldwatch (I had two of them in the past) has become rare, and the prices have shot up. It's an excellent watch, Seiko's own are in no way better.

I also had (still have, sitting in a box) a Lorus lumibrite, which I am rather unimpressed by. The lume is sh...

An alternative to Lorus is Alba, which is a similar kind of Seiko-subbrand as Lorus, just for different markets. The models are not quite the same, but of similar standing. Currently I'm considering whether I should get as my entry-level solar watch a Seiko or an Alba.

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I have the lumibrite field watch and it is an amazing bargain. I'm big on Lorus.

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Cheaply moulded bracelets with folded endlinks.

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The Bay seems to carry an assortment of Lorus. This One caught my eye. Be better on sale though. 

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In Indonesia we have ALBA which is owned by Seiko too, affordable too and have some models that very similar to lorus. I think they have different brand for every region. (See what I mean?)

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Wrighton1

The Bay seems to carry an assortment of Lorus. This One caught my eye. Be better on sale though. 

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It looks nice