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
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.
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
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
At the start of 2016 I had the opportunity to visit Japan and documented my watch related activities during the trip. On this visit I started in Tokyo, headed south to Osaka and north to Morioka. I visited numerous stores, markets, museums and exhibits on this trip.Read More
The Seiko Epson Monozukuri Museum is located in Kami-Suwa at the Epson Headquarters. This museum examines the history of the different sections of the Seiko Epson corporation. These include the printing, optical, display and component divisions of the company as well as the watch making group who is responsible for quartz and Spring Drive models and previously made numerous mechanical movements. I previously have not seen much coverage of this museum but with the excellent exhibits is a location that people should be aware of.
The Gishodo Suwako Watch and Clock Museum, located in Shimo-Suwa, has a wide range of exhibits that examine the history of timekeeping. The museum displays a wide range of clocks and watches and have numerous interactive exhibits that highlight the development and technology of various timekeeping systems. The museum also houses a 12 meter high water driven astronomical clock that was designed approximately 900 years ago.
This is a write up on my trip to Japan in summer 2016. During my visit I was able to visit numerous museums and search out a range of watches. The trip overview lists the watch related areas that I visited as well as the stores and events I attended. Hopefully this overview will give others visiting Japan some ideas for their own trips.