Grand Seiko Spring Drive

Grand Seiko Spring Drive

Presented in 1998 and introduced on the market in 1999, Spring Drive movements have become over the years one of the highlights of the Grand Seiko brand. This unique technology, the result of decades of research and development, masterfully combines the art of mechanical watchmaking with the precision of quartz. Index History of the Spring Drive How does it work Early Spring Drive watches Caliber 9R65 Caliber 9R66 Caliber 9R86 …

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Grand Seiko 95GS

Grand Seiko SBGS001

The 95GS is the first family of Grand Seiko quartz movements, introduced in 1988. There are two 95GS movements, the 9581 (no date) and the 9587 (with date). A total of nine 95GS references were produced. Every part of the watches was manufactured in-house, including the quartz crystals, grown in Seiko’s own facilities. 9581 9587

Seiko SKX Complete Guide

Seiko SKX

The Seiko SKX watches are entry-level diver’s housing the 7S26 self-winding mechanical movement. The first models were introduced in 1996, and among these stand out the SKX007 and SKX009, the two most popular references in the series. The sales success of the SKX007 and SKX009 was such that production continued for more than 20 years after their release, making them two of the longest-running models ever. Among the models later …

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Grand Seiko 57GS

Grand Seiko First

Grand Seiko First Introduced in Japan on December 18 of 1960, it was the first Japanese watch to pass the rating of the Bureaux Officiels de Contrôle de la Marche des Montres. Seiko’s goal was to create the ideal watch, according to the highest standards of precision, beauty, legibility and durability. Manufactured by Suwa Seikosha, it housed the caliber 3180 (later renamed 5720), which combined some characteristics of the movements …

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Seiko Save The Ocean

Seiko Save The Ocean

In 2018 Seiko introduces a line of diving watches called “Save The Ocean”, which donate a portion of the proceeds to organizations that study and preserve the oceans. One such organization is the Ocean Learning Center of Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famous underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, with whom Seiko has collaborated on various initiatives. Since the launch of the first models, Seiko has introduced new Save The Ocean watches …

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Laurel, the first Seiko wristwatch

Seiko Laurel

Index History of the Laurel Movement Case Dial Serial numbers History of the Laurel At a time when pocket watches dominated the scene, Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko, realized that the wind was changing and decided to start the production of wristwatches. According to Seiko, the Laurel was introduced in 1913 and is considered the first Japanese wristwatch, although its movement was originally designed for small pocket watches. With …

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Complete guide to Seiko Zimbe

Seiko Zimbe

The Seiko Zimbe are a series of limited editions, exclusive to Thailand, which have been a great success among enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world. Introduced in 2016 with the first reference SRPA19 (Gray Turtle), the Zimbe series takes its name from the Japanese pronunciation of whale shark (Jinbei Zame). Due to the high interest from collectors, and the low production numbers, the watches of the Zimbe series …

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How to buy Seiko watches from Japan

Seiko collection

Seiko is one of the biggest names in the watch industry, and its watches are available in virtually every corner of the world. Today, with their overseas expansion in the luxury sector, even Grand Seiko watches are increasingly available everywhere. Despite this, there are many watches that continue to be almost unfindable outside the Japanese market. We speak in particular of vintage models, but also of some limited or JDM editions. …

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Seiko Cocktail Time

Seiko Presage Cocktail Time

The Seiko Cocktail Time series was born from a collaboration with one of the best bartenders and mixologists in the world, Ishigaki Shinobu of the Ishinohana Bar in Tokyo. At the launch of the series in 2010, three models were available exclusively for Japan. Among these stands out the Cocktail Time “Cool”, reference SARB065, which over the years has grown in popularity among Seiko enthusiasts all over the world, becoming …

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