Why not take a virtual tour of the Grand Seiko Studio in Japan? You can book an appointment to for a real life tour, Covid restrictions permitting of course, but in the meantime, here is an online glimpse into a world of watchmaking perfection.
New Seiko Presage Sharp Edged Models. See our news archive for more details;
Happy birthday to Orient, who celebrate their 70th anniversary this year.
Not officially available in the UK, but these Japanese watches have dive models like the Mako, plus the Worldtimer and Orient Three Star pieces in their heritage. Great watches for collectors on a budget, and the modern Mako is a striking, tough design.
Casio announces the first analogue model within G-SHOCK’s popular FROGMAN series of dive watches.
While still maintaining the asymmetrical design that has become synonymous with the iconic series, the new GWFA1000-1A2 features a new monocoque case made of carbon fibre reinforced resin which integrates the case and case back; providing the utmost durability and low absorbency.
The watch comes with a navy band alongside a silver and black watch face which displays dual time, dive time and tide in analog format. The GWFA1000-1A2 also boasts enhanced readability with large, luminescent hour and minute hands, making it easier for divers to check their dive time at a quick glance.
The new GWFA1000-1A2 is built with premium materials, including a sapphire crystal with non-reflective coating and its tough flouroelastomer band adds exceptional resistance to staining and hydrolysis, which allows the watch to be used in and out of the water without worry.
Additional technical features include a Super Illuminator LED light which helps to ensure readability in the dark and underwater, built-in tough solar technology for self-charging capabilities and Multi-Band 6 Atomic Timekeeping for self-adjusting, accurate hour/date display virtually anywhere on the globe.
As part of the release, G-SHOCK has unveiled an exclusive landing page taking consumers through the features, which can be viewed HERE.
GRAND SEIKO – SEARCHING FOR PERFECTION
Silky skills, this is premier league watch servicing in action. Great video from Grand Seiko;
A few words and pics on Japanese watches; vintage models, collectable models and our faves from the big names in Japan today.
Seiko Astron – the first mass market quartz watch, the wristwatch that almost sent the Swiss wath manufacturers into meltdown and bankruptcy. You can say that the era of modern timekeeping began here, December 1969.