1973 Seiko Special Luxury Watch Catalog

1973 Seiko Special Luxury Watch Catalog

Seiko released dedicated catalogs for their Special Luxury models in the early 1970’s. These catalogs contained their high end models that featured precious metal cases as well as unique jewellery designs. I recently acquired a copy of the 1973 catalog and have some images fromthe catalog as well as a scan of the full catalog available for download.

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Visit to the Paris Seiko Boutique

Visit to the Paris Seiko Boutique

I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Seiko Boutique in Paris recently and spend some time with the friendly and knowledgeable staff along with a number of local Seiko fans. This turned into a great evening and it was a pleasure to be able to chat with such informed enthusiasts who truly are passionate about the brand.

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Credor Brand Introduction and History

Credor Brand Introduction and History

The Credor brand was created in 1974 but when initially launched it did not have the same branding that we have come to recognize today. When launched it was a collection of models and not a standalone brand, there was a different spelling and it was a number of years before the name Credor and the distinctive “mountain” logo were introduced. This is a summary of the introduction of the branding and how the Credor range was presented in the first few years.

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Seiko Baselworld 2019 Predictions

Seiko Baselworld 2019 Predictions

With about six months to go before Baselworld 2019 I thought that I would note down my predictions for what Seiko will release at the show. I expect that 2019 will be a very exciting year for Seiko with a wide range of models likely to be released. The trend of releasing vintage reissues will undoubtedly continue so by examining the history of the company it will give some indications of the models that may be released.

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Update: Vintage Seiko Dive Straps

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I have updated the Vintage Seiko Dive Straps article to include details of the Seiko 1972 Watchband Catalog No.1. This catalog was discovered and detailed by Gerald over at The Grand Seiko Guy. The original article detailing the catalog can be found at Seiko Watchband Catalogue – 1972/No.1

This catalog provides the first official confirmation that Seiko released orange versions of the Chocolate Bar and XGL-731 Tire Track straps. There is also a newly discovered strap that does not seem to have been issued with any Seiko models but was just available as a replacement part.

The updated article on the Vintage Seiko Dive Straps can be found here - Vintage Seiko Dive Straps

 

Update: Vintage Grand Seiko Bracelets

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I have updated the Vintage Grand Seiko Bracelets article to include details of the Seiko 1972 Watchband Catalog No.1. This catalog was discovered and detailed by Gerald over at The Grand Seiko Guy. The original article detailing the catalog can be found at Seiko Watchband Catalogue – 1972/No.1

The updated article on the GS bracelets can be found here - Vintage Grand Seiko Bracelets

 

 

Seiko and the Swiss Chronometer Competitions

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In the 1960's mechanical watches were reaching their peak and a series of competitions to determine the most accurate watches in the world were being held in Switzerland. A couple of Seiko companies joined these competitions and within a few years were able to compete at the highest levels.

To understand how the companies performance was able to improve and rapidly evolve I have created a timeline showing the details of their results along with information on the key staff members and the details of the calibers developed.

More information about the competitions can be found HERE.