It's maintained its original price, agreed, but it doesn't actually sell at double the price, or anywhere near it - whatever it might be listed at (see eBay sales, for example). And it's very much the exception. Don't get me wrong - Seiko make excellent watches (I have several), and the quality's well up to the standard of most of the so-called premium brands. It's all to do with branding and perception, though, daft though that is, and while some watches hold their value and even increase in value that's not the case with almost all Seikos. A friend of mine bought a Jaeger‑LeCoultre in the 70s for around £50, brand new, from a jeweller. It's now worth around £1000 but he got rid of it (at a good price) because the servicing cost was around £400! That's one of the problems with automatics - they do need servicing and it's very expensive. You can maybe justify that on a Jaeger‑LeCoultre - but not on a Seiko, unless public perception changes and they start being seen as luxury watches. That's unlikely to happen, though, for reasons of history, location and volume.
I just bought the black dial version of this last week and love it, a bit cheaper @ £319 And a good range of Seiko's do hold their value, especially once they've been discontinued. Just look at the SARG009, has doubled in value now - wish I'd got one when they were 'normal' price.
Man that's some gormless comment. No style? In your opinion obviously. Not everyone has the same tastes as you. Would you rather they made no effort in saving the oceans? At least they're giving some money to a charity and raising awareness. Also to blame ocean pollution purely on the far east is far from fair. Seiko are a Japanese company and Japan are world leaders in recycling plastics and waste management in general.
Man, that's some gormless Watch, No style whatsoever. How ironic "save the Ocean " watch , and were it's made , all the poor Ocean's problems are from the far east. No Thanks, I'll stick to Geneva made timepieces.