johnep wrote:My battery died on my 15 year old Seiko yesterday. i could not open the case so had to go to local jeweler to get a replacement. We talked a little about quality of watches. Seiko uses all metal parts and is hand made. Most lower priced watches have at least some plastic parts and will last only a few years if you are lucky. Some of cheaper watches are made in a totally automated process. A quality watch like Seiko typically lasts a very long time. It seems the old adage, you get what you pay for, applies.
Wrost watch I ever owned was a Selko. Best watch was a cheap Timex. Take a licking, and kept on ticking.