Here is another promotional record from Seiko that was released in the early 1970’s. This contains a couple of tracks performed by Kimiko Kasai and Anna Kurusu respectively. More details on the record and the tracks can be found here.Read More
I wanted to let people know about a great article on the first model of King Seiko’s that has been put together by Róbert Sipos. This article is in Hungarian, that I do not read, but Google translate in Chrome is adequate and the article contains such extensive info it is worth checking out by everyone.
The article can be found here - The first King Seiko
Many people are aware of Seiko’s involvement win the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games but their involvement in the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics is less commonly known. I recently acquired a Seiko promotional folder for the Sapporo ‘72 games and have documented its contents here as well as some other background information on the event and its preparation.Read More
Now that 2018 has come to a close I thought it would be interesting to look back and see what models were released this year to get a better overview of Seiko’s full year. Seiko has released a large number of models across the year so it is interesting to see the majority of these models put together an an overall summary.Read More
I recently acquired a number of Seiko promotional posters from the late 1960’s featuring a range of different models including Grand Seiko, King Seiko, Five Sports and Lord Matic models. Images of these posters as well as PDF versions of these can be found here.Read More
One of the unusual promotional items produced by Seiko over the years was a record with a series of tracks that refer to Seiko. The title track was named Rah! Rah! Seiko and this was also used for an associated promotional advertising campaign.Read More
Recently I acquired a Seiko Let’s Start ‘82 brochure featuring a range of men’s and women’s watches. These are all quartz models and include analog, digital and hybrid models. I have scanned this brochure so it can be downloaded easily.Read More
I recently acquired a Seiko Sales brochure from 1960 or possibly 1961. This features mens and ladies watches and a range of clocks. Here are the details of the brochure and a scanned version available.Read More
In 1972 Seiko released this Special Luxury Watch catalog that showcased a range of their top end models that featured precious metal cases and jewellery. Details of this catalog can be found in this article as well as a link to download a scanned copy of the document.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
This summer I travelled to Japan for work but I was able to have some time to myself. The weather during my trip was extremely hot and it was unpleasant throughout my visit. Luckily I was able to visit a number of interesting locations and pick up a few new watches for my collection during my trip.
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