Rp, did Seiko offer you a new/replacement watch at a discounted price, because it no longer makes the version you have?
This is an important selling point. I am presently stuck without a good, solid (Casio) watch. Because mine has given such good service over about 15 years, I cannot get the (broken, and therefore no longer waterproof) case replaced. I have been offered by Casio (approx) 30% discount on a new one, purchased direct from Casio.