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
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.
During a recent trip to Japan I visited the Maker's Watch Knot Galley Shop in Kichijoji, Tokyo. This store sells Japanese made watches as well as a wide range of straps that utilize a range of Japanese materials and handicrafts. The store allows customers to select a watch style, case design and strap to match their personal taste.Read More
While in Tokyo recently I had the opportunity to visit the Citizen Flagship Store located in the Ginza area. This is just off the main street next to the Ginza Six building and about a two minute walk from the Seiko Premium Boutique. An overview of the store can be seen here.Read More
Recently when in California I had the opportunity to visit the relatively new Beverly Hills Grand Seiko Boutique on Rodeo Drive. This was the world’s first dedicated Grand Seiko Boutique that was opened in November 2017.Read More
Many Seiko fans will be familiar with the Seiko Museum located in Tokyo but much fewer will know there is another museum with also an amazing selection of Seiko watches on display.
Towards the start of the year I was able to make a return visit to the Seiko Epson Monozukuri Museum located at Suwa. The museum has exhibits showing the different products from the history of Epson. A large portion of the museum is dedicated to the watch production of Suwa-Seikosha / Seiko Epson. They have a massive selection of watches on display with a good mix of mechanical, quartz, Kinetic and Spring Drive models.
Check out my report on the visit to the museum HERE.
I was able to return to the Seiko Museum in Tokyo about eight months after my previous visit. On this occasion I was able to check out a new Audio Guidance application for visitors and see the updated signage as well as a couple of new display exhibits.Read More
Located in the Sumida Ward in Tokyo the Seiko Museum is an essential visit for any fan of Japanese watches. The museum has exhibits from the early beginnings of time keeping through to the modern Seiko innovations. This is a general walk through of the museum that will give you a good overview of the exhibits on display.
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During a recent trip to Japan I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the SII (Seiko Instruments Inc.) Morioka factory where mechanical Grand Seiko and Credor watches are produced. I had visited the factory around a year earlier but this time I was able to view some different parts of the facility.
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I had the opportunity to return to Japan in February and was able to take some personal time to travel within the country. I started in Tokyo, headed north to Morioka and then south to Osaka. During the trip I picked up a few watches, visited the Seiko Museum, a Seiko factory and saw some amazing collections.Read More
In February 2016 I was lucky enough to be able to receive a tour of the SII Morioka facility that includes the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio where mechanical Grand Seiko and Credor models are produced.Read More