Beginning in 1996 Dragonfly Publishing released a series of books focused upon the Japanese domestic watch industry. These are one of the best documented references for the Japanese watch industry with large amounts of detailed information provided. The volumes cover Seiko, Citizen, Orient, Takano and smaller independent Japanese brands. Most of these volumes are currently out of print but these are now being re-released with additional information included.
This is an updated page that covers a range of material that has been released by the watch manufacturers themselves. These are promotion items, internal publications or documents designed to be distributed to end-users, dealers and agents.
This is a link to an updated page containing general reference books that were released by third parties regarding the Japanese watch industry. The books contain a range of information with some publications having significant amounts of useful information while other publications contain only a general overview at best. The article provides a general review of these publications.
This is an article on the different reference books for Japanese watches that are available. There are numerous dedicated books, special publications from the manufacturers and also magazines with significant articles on Japanese watches.