The seconds hand falling off is really quite pathetic and it has put me off Seiko completely.
I had another build quality issue with the last Seiko I purchased too, that one was a Arctura Kinetic. The first thing I noticed with it was the kinetic mechanism it worked but it felt like something had broken off and was loose inside, a real cheap and nasty feel to it. According to an AD that's how the kinetic should be. The bracelet that came with this one also felt cheap and had a horrible rattle to it, also it opened far too easily, an easy fix but it was the final nail in that watches coffin.
I will be sticking to my tried and tested Citizen Eco-Drives in the future, I must have had 20 plus Citizens, all have been outstanding.
I believe it to have been very bad luck on my behalf but has seriously put me off Seiko.
Have a good evening fellow freeks.
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