Can't disagree about the bracelets being poor on the lower priced models, I've never had one @£1000+. Timekeeping on mine has been about average in comparison with others, although the last one I bought was bad, albeit within Seikos rather wide +/- specs.. It did however settle down over a period of two months to around 4-5s/24 hrs. Also the Mini Turtle I got from my mate that was running 40+ seconds, turned out to be magnetized from the shop. Have to disagree though that the specs are a bit wide.