Vintage Grand Seiko Boxes

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Gerald over at The Grand Seiko Guy has put together a comprehensive guide to the original boxes that were supplied with the different vintage Grand Seiko models produced. Often the original box has been separated from the watch, but you do see a number of standalone boxes come up for sale, so it is great to know the correct box you should be looking for if trying to make up a complete set of packaging for your watch.

Check out the full article here - Vintage Grand Seiko – the boxes – The Grand Seiko Guy

Update: Official Company Publications

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I recently added a couple of new books to the Official Company Publications section of the Japanese Watch Reference Books article.

The first was the original Japanese language version of the History of the Japanese Clock and Watch Industry (Vol.3) - Evolution of Seiko 1892-1923. The Japanese version is titled Development of Watch Industry and was published in 1984. Details of this book can be found HERE.

The second book I added was a very interesting volume titled Origin of Technology - Seiko Electronic Industry Postwar Watch Technological History. This book was published in 1991 by Seiko Instruments Inc. and contains a large number of official documents from the companies history as well as reports on the different technologies that have been implemented in the watch production process. There is information relating to the advances in machinery and how this has influenced their improvements in accuracy and production capabilities. This is a very interesting book and I have only seen the one volume ever come up for sale. More information can be found HERE.

All of the different Official Company Publications I have documented are listed HERE and the general overview of all of the different Japanese Watch Reference books is located HERE.

Baselworld 2018 Releases - Prospex Save the Ocean

Baselworld 2018 Releases - Prospex Save the Ocean

Seiko silently announced a new series of Prospex models in the “Save the Ocean” collection. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to the non-profit Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center that raises awareness of ways to preserve and protect the planets waters and endangered marine life.

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Baselworld 2018 Releases - Seiko Prospex

Baselworld 2018 Releases - Seiko Prospex

Dive watches have been synonymous with Seiko for many years and this year at Baselworld the company announced a partnership with the distinguished ocean explorer and marine conservationist, Fabien Cousteau (son of Jacques-Yves Cousteau). The dive line up was expanded with a couple of reissued historical collection pieces from Seiko’s back catalog to commemorate their Anniversaries as well as some modern interpretations and some new designs.

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