I have over time owned one of each series, all at some point either stopped running or had other problems. I thought (hoped) the K series would be hassle free but sadly it wasn't. I was obviously unlucky, others have had no issues at all so it's impossible to predict.
Thanks Baz... Appreciate your feedback.. Given the substantial $$$ involved, I think I may be better off waiting till a later series is available... My worry also stems from the fact that if something is wrong, it is unlikely that they will be able to fix the watch in India, given the in-house movement..
...was purchased brand new and simply stopped one day as many before it had. Lack of lubrication as the problem is news to me. Many suffered sticking of the PR track as i recall. Some had dial changes and various other work done to them, suggesting something more serious than simply lack of oil.
I agree the solar/dot dial is a good looking watch but now all factory warranties will have expired i wouldn't gamble on another one.
I too did some heavy due diligence before I dove in and bought my grail the 233 k. The PR indicator getting stuck was due to a combination that the slot that it slide through has a very low tolerance of misalignment (ie it's narrow), therefore if the dial was off in orientation at all, there would be a higher chance of sticking.
If you had one that got stuck, i was told that PASC would replace the dial with a slightly larger slot and properly align it and you would be good to go.
If you are worried, you could ask the dealer to wind all the way and then ...check if there any issues.
I love mine and the power reserve is closer to 9.5 days. Good luck!