The standards by which Seiko produces and regulates its 9F quartz movements are just astonishing, and I encourage you to read all about it right here.  The thing is, because Seiko puts so much into these movements, it forces one to reconsider what to expect from a Quartz watch.  Perhaps the most difficult thing to re-evaluate with a watch like this is the price – this is a quartz watch that costs $4,000.  To me, it’s absolutely worth it, but I would venture to say most watch loving guys on the street wouldn’t be rushing to spend that much on a quartz piece, even one as beautiful as this.  Thus, we don’t see too many Grand Seiko 9F watches in the states, and that’s a shame.