In some country, Walmart/Walgrens/Savon/Target stores are not that known outside of the main cities. Battery availability is a problem. ( besides Seikos are known to be very reliable, even with little to no service- my aunt has a womens 1972 automatic, never been service, she uses it daily today).
I have an auto with very similar movement, probably the same manufacture-I'll see how it fare.( I have so many watches, even if one is very inaccurate, I would never know it.)
Cant wait to see these Timex autos- I'll probably get one (or two) just for heck of it.