This year there were a total of 55 different Seiko watches that were announced at Baselworld 2019 and under half of these were mentioned in press releases or the Official Press Conference. To be able to see all announcements together I have collected together all of the newly announced models.Read More
This year marks the 45th Anniversary of the launch of the Credor brand and the 50th Anniversary of the ultra thin 6800 series caliber. The commemorate these events Credor announces a new limited edition hand engraved pocket watch.Read More
I have included a quick update to the Credor brand introduction article with changes to the Seiko 1975 Volume 1 and 1976 Volume 1 catalog sections. The update includes additional pages from the ‘75 Vol.1 catalog and the inclusion of a description page from the 1976 Volume 1 catalog describing the philosophy of the Credor brand at that time. Thanks to Gerald from the thegrandseikoguy for identifying these pages.
Here is a link to the updated article - 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.Read More
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.
Read the full article HERE.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
This Credor wrist gauge is designed to accurately measure the wearers wrist size so that bracelets can be accurately sized. This is especially needed when resizing mesh style bracelets as these need to be cut to fit the user.Read More
While in Japan in July 2016 I had the opportunity to attend a presentation at the WAKO store showcasing the Credor Fugaku watch that was announced at BaselWorld earlier that year. This presentation featured watch designer Nobuhiro Kosugi and master engraver Kiyoshi Terui.