The GS9 Club is a official Japanese group for Grand Seiko owners. This year they held a large event in Tokyo, bringing together members to view some of the latest Grand Seiko models, see various artisans at work and interact with other members. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event and experience this directly.Read More
I had the opportunity to visit the museum operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors during my visit to the United States. This museum is located in Columbus Pennsylvania and it has a wide and varied display of clocks, pocket and wrist watches. While the majority of the collection is focused on US based manufacturers there was still a number of interesting displays for Japanese watch enthusiasts.Read More
Seiko Dream Square is an interactive showcase for Seiko watches, located in the Ginza district just next to the famous WAKO building. The Square hosts a satellite of the Seiko Museum, presentation area and dedicated areas for the key Seiko brands.Read More
I visited Japan in February for work but I also managed to find some time to travel around the country and pick up a number of different watches and related items. Here is a quick summary of my travels and this different items I found along the way.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
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.
Read the full blog post HERE.Read More