Grand Seiko 57GS complete guide

Grand Seiko 57GS

The 57GS, developed by Suwa Seikosha, is the first family of Grand Seiko watches, introduced in late 1960 with the Grand Seiko Chronometer, commonly known nowadays as the Grand Seiko First. The Grand Seiko 57GS family consists of the following movements: Caliber 3180, later renamed 5720A, was accurate to within +12 to -3 seconds a day, running at 18,000 bph with 45 hours of power reserve Caliber 430, later renamed …

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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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Seiko SARB complete guide

Seiko SARB

Seiko SARB is a line of watches introduced in 2006 and based on the 6R15 automatic caliber. Although it was mainly aimed at the Japanese market, the SARB line became popular in many countries around the world, especially thanks to the SARB033, SARB035, the Alpinist SARB017 and the Cocktail Time SARB065. The origin of the SARB series The first SARB watches appeared in the second volume of the Seiko 2006 …

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Seiko 62MAS complete guide

Seiko 62MAS

In July 1965, the first Japanese diving watch, the Seiko 62MAS, was introduced to the market. Seiko’s interest in water-resistant watches actually began several years earlier, with a number of models that are commonly referred to as pre-divers.The 62MAS, however, is the first true Seiko diver’s watch, capable of guaranteeing water resistance up to 150 meters deep. Index Introduction The Antarctic Research Expedition Technical features of the 62MAS Daini Seikosha …

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Seiko Monster complete guide

Seiko Monster Blue Coral

Appearing for the first time in Japan in 2000, with the references SKX779 (black dial) and SKX781 (orange dial), these diving watches with a “grotesque” appearance immediately divided enthusiasts. Renamed Seiko Monster because of their design, they are loved by some and hated by others, and over the years they have been able to attract the attention of many collectors. In this guide we will see all the models released …

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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 Diver’s Complete Guide

Seiko SKX

The Seiko SKX line is a series of watches housing the 7S26 self-winding mechanical movement, which includes several entry-level diver’s. The first models were introduced in 1996, and among these stand out the SKX007 and SKX009, arguably 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 …

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Grand Seiko 56GS complete guide

Second in variety and number of models only to the 61GS series, the 56GS family consists of three automatic calibers: 5641A (no-date), 5645A (date) and 5646A (day/date). 56GS No-Date Caliber 5641 Ref. 5641-5000 (56GA 046) Movement: 5641Type: automaticJewels: 25Bph: 28.800Case: 18k gold The technique used to create the dial of this watch was taken as a model for the creation of the Snowflake. Ref. 5641-7000 (56GA 010) Movement: 5641Type: automaticJewels: …

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