Grand Seiko 19GS complete guide

Grand Seiko 19GS

The Grand Seiko 19GS family originates from the Seiko 1944 caliber, the world’s first Hi-Beat movement for women’s watches, running at 36,000 bph. Considering that there were no other Hi-Beat movements of such small dimensions at the time, it is likely that these were also the most accurate mechanical women’s wristwatches in the world. The first appearance of a 19GS in an official Seiko catalog is in the first volume …

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Grand Seiko 45GS complete guide

Grand Seiko 45GS

The 45GS is a family of hi-beat manually wound watches, produced by Daini Seikosha between 1968 and the early 1970s. There is a total of three movements in the 45GS family: 4520A – time only 4522A – date 4580A – time only V.F.A. (Very Fine Adjusted) The 4580A V.F.A. was one of the world’s most accurate mechanical movements at the time. 45GS Time Only This series of watches was based …

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Grand Seiko 44GS complete guide

Grand Seiko 44GS

The 44GS series was developed by Daini Seikosha, based on the movement originally introduced in 1964 with the King Seiko Chronometer (ref. 4420-9990). Taro Tanaka and the Grammar of Design Thanks to the contribution of the designer Taro Tanaka, the guidelines of the “Grammar of Design” are introduced, which will define the Grand Seiko style from that moment on. The model with reference 4420-9000 is the first Grand Seiko to …

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Grand Seiko 62GS complete guide

Grand Seiko 62GS

Launched under the name of Chronometer Seikomatic, it was promoted to Grand Seiko following the introduction of the Grand Seiko Standard, which exceeded Swiss chronometric standards. The first automatic Grand Seiko The 62GS was the first Grand Seiko available with automatic winding. There are two versions of the caliber: 6245A with date, and 6246A with day and date. 62GS Calendar Ref. 6245-9000 (Stainless Steel) Movement: 6245Type: automaticJewels: 35Bph: 19.800Case: stainless steel Same …

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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 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. The Laurel was introduced around 1913 and is considered the first Japanese wristwatch, although its movement was originally designed for small pocket watches. With the tools of the time, …

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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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Complete guide to the Seiko Sumo

Seiko Sumo

Introduced in 2007, the Sumo is one of Seiko’s youngest diving watches, and also one of the most loved by enthusiasts. Three models were presented at launch: SBDC001 (black), SBDC003 (blue, also known as “Blumo”) and SBDC005 (orange). These were the first divers to house the 6R15 automatic caliber, produced entirely in-house, as usual for Seiko. The name “Sumo”, chosen by enthusiasts and later adopted by Seiko itself, is due …

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Complete guide to the Seiko Turtle

Seiko Turtle

The diver’s watch we know today as the “Turtle” was first introduced by Seiko between 1976 and 1977, and continued to be produced until the late 1980s. Nearly three decades after the first models left the scene, in 2016 Seiko announced the reintroduction of the much loved turtle shell case diver as part of the Prospex line. Greeted with great enthusiasm by fans, the new Seiko Turtle immediately became a …

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