First King Seiko model

King Seiko - Photo: Róbert Sipos

King Seiko - Photo: Róbert Sipos

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


Seiko Olympic Timing - 1972 Sapporo Games

Seiko Olympic Timing - 1972 Sapporo Games

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.

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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