Domestic Watch Volume 1 - Seiko Crown

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (1)
Author: Yoshio Nagao
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: May 1996
Pages: 56
ISBN-10: 4887160976
EAN-13: 978-4887160972
Size: 256 x 180 x 10mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Crown
  • Crown Self-Dater
  • Crown Special
  • Crown Chronograph
  • Chronograph Calendar
  • Chronograph (with counter)
  • Grand Seiko
  • Grand Seiko Self Dater
  • Liner
  • Liner Chronometer
  • Skyliner
  • Skyliner Calendar
  • 61 Skyliner
  • Digestif

Comments: The Grand Seiko section of the book covers the 3180 and 57GS. There is a good section on the 571x chronographs including the 5718.


Domestic Watch Volume 2 – Citizen Deluxe

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (2)
Author: Okada Kazuo
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: December 1996
Pages: 56
ISBN-10: 4887160984
EAN-13: 978-4887160989
Size: 256 x 180 x 10mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3.5
Recommended: 5

Contents: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Deluxe
  • Super Deluxe
  • Ace
  • Super Ace
  • Ace Date
  • Highline
  • Super Highline
  • Highline Date
  • Chronometer 31 Jewel
  • Diamond Flake
  • Diamond Flake Date
  • Date Flake
  • Glossary

Domestic Watch Volume 3 – Seiko Cronos

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (3)
Author: Yoshio Nagao
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: February 1997
Pages: 56
ISBN-10: 4887160992
EAN-13: 978-4887160996
Size: 256 x 180 x 10mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4
Recommended: 5

Contents: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Cronos
  • Cronos Self Dater
  • Cronos Special
  • King Seiko
  • King Seiko (with second hand regulation)
  • King Seiko Calendar
  • King Seiko Chronometer
  • 44 Grand Seiko
  • Goldfeather
  • Fairway
  • Champion
  • Champion Calendar
  • Champion 850
  • Champion 860 (calendar)
  • Laurel
  • Special Models (Alpinist, Flyingfish)
  • Electronic Models
  • Digestif

Domestic Watch Volume 4 – Citizen Homer

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (4)
Author: Okada Kazuo
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: December 1999
Pages: 64
ISBN-10: 488716100X
EAN-13: 978-4887161009
Size: 256 x 180 x 11mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3
Recommended: 5

Contents: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • New Master
  • Homer
  • Young Homer
  • Shine
  • Homer Date
  • Homer Weekly
  • Young Date
  • Young Date G
  • Super Deluxe Date
  • Crystate (Crystate Deluxe)
  • Chrono Master
  • Chrono Master Special
  • Chrono Master Date
  • Excel
  • Excel Date
  • Record Master
  • 25 series
  • 26 series
  • Movement System Diagram
  • Production Chronology

Domestic Watch Volume 5 – Seiko Automatic Vol. 1

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (5)
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: September 1996
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161018
EAN-13: 978-4887161016
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4.5
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • First Automatic
  • Gyro Marvel
  • Seikomatic
    • Seikomatic 62 Series
    • Seikomatic Slim 83 Series
  • Sportsmatic
    • Sportsmatic 66 Series
    • Sportsmatic 76 Series
  • 62 Chronometer
  • 62 Grand Seiko
  • Special Watch (~1966)
    • World Time
    • Silver Wave
    • Diver Watch
  • Glossary
  • History of Seiko Automatic Watches

 


Domestic Watch Volume 6 – Citizen Automatic Winding

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (6)
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: March 1998
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161026
EAN-13: 978-4887161023
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3.5
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Citizen Auto
  • 03 Series
    • Jet
    • Auto Dater
    • Auto Jet Rookie – Auto Dater
    • Auto Dater Seven
    • Super Jet – Auto Dater
  • 140 Series
    • Uni Auto – Uni Auto Dater
    • Auto Dater SM
  • 52 Series
    • Crystal Seven
    • Cutlass – Dandy Seven
    • Log Master – King Rotor
    • Seven Star Series
    • Super Crystal Date – Auto Dater 540
    • Chronomaster
  •  72 Series
    • Leopard 6 – Leopard Beat 8 – Skeleton
    • Seven Star V2 series
    • Leopard Highness – Leopard 10
  • 77 Series
    • Highness 36000
    • Glorious Citizen
  • 65 Series
    • Custom V2
  • 80 Series
    • Adorex
  • Special Watch
    • Challenge Series
    • Diver
  • Glossary

 


Domestic Watch Volume 7 – Seiko Marvel

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (7)
Author: Yoshio Nagao
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: January 1998
Pages: 64
ISBN-10: 4887161034
EAN-13: 978-4887161030
Size: 256 x 180 x 11mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Super
  • Super Calendar
  • Unique
  • Marvel
  • Lord Marvel
  • Lord Marvel (with second hand restriction)
  • Sportsman Seven
  • Sportsman
  • Sportsman Seventeen
  • Sportsman Seventeen Calendar
  • Harmony
  • School Time
  • Disney Time
  • For the Blind – Uni-Star – 6660
  • Digestif
  • Movement System Diagram
  • Production Chronology
  • Common Parts List
  • Relative Price List
  • References

Domestic Watch Volume 8 – Citizen New Three Hands

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (8)
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: October 1998
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161042
EAN-13: 978-4887161047
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Three Hands (New Citizen)
  • Three Hands (Special Citizen)
  • Three Hands (Centre Second)
  • Three Hands (Three Stars) 19J
  • Junior
  • Master
  • Alarm
  • Alarm Date
  • Seven
  • X8
  • X8 Chrono Master - Chronometer
  • X8 Cosmotron
  • Cosmotron Date
  • Cosmotron Special
  • Special – Birth of Citizen Watch Co. 

 


Domestic Watch Volume 9 – Seiko Automatic Volume 2

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (9)
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: June 1997
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161050
EAN-13: 978-4887161054
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4.5
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Lord Marvel (LM36)
  • 45 Series
    • 45KS
    • 45KS Chronometer
    • 45GS
    • Observatory Chronometer
    • 45GS V.F.A.
    •  61 Series
  • 61 New Five DX
    • 61GS
    • 61GS Special
    • 61GS V.F.A.
    •  56 Series
  • 56LM
    • 56KS
    • 56KS Chronometer
    • 56GS
  •  51 Series
    • 51 Seiko Matic
    • 51 New Five DX
    • 51 Presmatic
    •  52 Series
  • 52LM Special
    • 52KS Chronometer Special
    • 52KS Special
  • Special Watch
    • 61 Series Five Sports – Speed Timer
    • 70 Series Five Sports – Speed Timer
    • 61 World Time
    • 61 Navigator Timer
    • 56 Duo Time
    • 40 Business Bell (Bellmatic)
    • 61 Diver
    • 63 Lunar Calendar – Final Model
    • Grand Seiko Equipment List
  • Seiko History of self-winding watches

 


Domestic Watch Volume 10 – Takano and Ricoh

Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (10)
Author: N/A
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: N/A
Pages: N/A
ISBN-10:4887161069
EAN-13: 978-4-88716-106-1
Size: N/A
Language: Japanese
Rarity: N/A
Recommended: N/A

Comments: It appears that this volume was never issued despite having an ISBN issued. I have checked with the Seiko Museum in Japan, who have an extensive library on all Japanese watches and they confirmed this. As the information on Takano is quite limited most of the information from the Postwar domestic Watch - Seiko / Takano was likely to have been reproduced in this volume. 


Domestic Watch Volume 11 – Orient

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (11)
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: January 1999
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161077
EAN-13: 978-4887161078
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3.5
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Handwind
    • Hinomatic
    • Dynamic
    • Jupiter
    • Mars
    • Royal (N type series) Swimmer
    • Grand Prix Orient Special
    • Olympia (L type series)
    • Triangular Shape
    • Luminous / Flash
    • Para-Aimant / Super Anti-magnetic
    • Friendship / Starlet
  • Automatic
    • Super Auto
    • Olympia Calendar Auto 30 / 64
    • Grand Prix 100 / 64 Almighty
    • Fineness / Tenbeat
    • Three Ace  / CA / HA
    • Diver / King Diver
    • Calibre Overview After AAA

Domestic Watch Volume 12 – Pre-War . Post-War

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計 (12)
Author: Mori Takeshi & Yoshio Nagao
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: February 2002
Pages: 72
ISBN-10: 4887161085
EAN-13: 978-4887161085
Size: 256 x 180 x 13mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 3.5
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Laurel
  • Mercy
  • Morris Type
  • Nation Series 
  • Alias Models
  • Military Clock
  • New 10A type (Banana type)
  • New 10B type (Kameido New type 10)
  • Type 10 with Calendar
  • Type 10 with center second
  • Citizen F type before the war
  • Citizen Alias Type
  • Citizen F type during war
  • Citizen F post war type I
  • Citizen F post war type II (Basic type – Alias models)
  • Citizen Calendar
  • Citizen Three Hands (center)
  • Orient Pre War
  • Orient Post War type A
  • Orient Post War type B
  • Orient Three Hands (center)
  • Tsurumaki Clock British Built – Pre War
  • Tsurumaki Clock British Built – Post War
  • Muramatsu Watch Plant
  • Fuji Watches
  • Nitto Watches

Postwar Domestic Watch - Seiko / Takano

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Japanese Title: 戦後の国産腕時計―セイコー/タカノ
Author: Yoshitaka Kimura & Yoshio Nagao
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: May 1994
Pages: 253
ISBN-10: 4887160895
EAN-13: 978-4887160897
Size: 210 x 150 x 18mm
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 4
Recommended: 5

Content: The book is covers the history and releases of both Seiko and Takano.

This volume is broken into the following sections.

Seiko

  • I. Foundation to end of WWII
  • II. Post War Manual Watches
  • Before Super
  • Super
  • Unique
  • Marvel
  • Cronos
  • Lord Marvel
  • Laurel
  • Crown
  • Sportsman
  • Gold Feather
  • Liner
  • Grand Seiko
  • Champion
  • Sportsman 17
  • Crown Special
  • King Seiko
  • Skyliner
  • Harmony
  • Sportsman 7
  • Fairway
  • Cronos Special
  • Champion 850
  • Liner Chronometer
  • King Seiko Chronometer
  • Other hand winding watches
    • 1. High-Beat 
    •      Lord Marvel 36000
    •      GS, KS
    •  2. Special Purpose
    •      Chronograph
    •      For the blind
    •      For Railway
    • 3. Special Naming
    • 4. With Calendar Function
    • 5. For Schoolchildren
    •  
  • III. Other Watches
  • 1. Automatic Winding
    • Marked Automatic
    • Gyro Marvel
    • Seikomatic
    • Other Automatic
  •  2. Battery Type Mechanical
  • IV. Watch Appearance
    • Dial
    • Case
    •      Case Type
    •      Seiko’s Stamp
    •      Back Cover Engraving
    • Crown
    • Shock Resistance
    • Belt – Buckle
  • V. Buying a Watch
  • VI. My Favourite Watch
  • VII. Appendix
    • Movement System Diagram
    • Movement Magnified Picture
    • Seiko Watch Production Chronology
  • VIII. Reference

Takano

  • I. From founder Kota Takano till the beginning of Ricoh Co. Ltd.
  • II. About Takano
  • III. Product Introduction
  • 1. Laco Type
    • Before Super
    • Rain Proof
    • Prime
    • Senior
    • Superior Deluxe
    • Frontier
  • 2. Chateau Type
    • Chateau
    • Chateau Deluxe
    • Takano Chateau (with calendar)
  • 3. Hamilton
    • Opal
  • 4. Watch released at the beginning of Ricoh Watch
    • Friend
    • Chateau
    • Chateau Calendar
    • Dynamic Auto
  • IV. Appearance of the Wristwatch
  • 1. Dial
    • Time Character
    • Pet Name
    • Display at 12 o’clock
    • Display at 6 o’clock
    • Hour Hand Minute Hand Second Hand
  • 2. Case
    • Case Type
    • Takano Engraving
  • 3. Shockproof
  • 4. Band – Buckle
  • 5. Other
    • Crown
    • Caliber Number Engraved
  • V. My Memorable Watches
    • Appendix
  • 1. Flyer
  • 2. Product Sample Table
  • 3. Part Price List
    • Super, Prime
    • Chateau
  • 4. List of Stone Locations
    • Laco
    • Chateau
  • 5. Common Parts List
  • 6. Takano Movement Picture
  • 7. Laco Movement Picture
  • VII. Reference

Comments: While not officially part of the series this book seems to have been the inspiration for the Domestic Watch series. The book is a smaller form factor than the other Domestic Watch series books but it contains many more pages. The book looks like it is the basis for much of the domestic watch series volumes for Seiko content. There is a significant amount of information tracking the history of Seiko tracking the releases of movements and the evolution of the different ranges. Instead of the watch face images found in the regular Domestic Watch volumes the images presented here are mainly movement shots. The first 149 pages are for Seiko content while the remainder focuses upon Takano. Surprisingly the Takano content has not been republished in any of the other volumes.


Domestic Watch – Seiko Automatic Updated Volume

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Japanese Title: 国産腕時計セイコー自動巻
Author: Mori Takeshi
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: December 2012
Pages: 152
ISBN-10: 4887161107
EAN-13: 978-4887161108
Size: 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 1
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • 1. First Automatic
  • 2. Gyro Marvel
  • 3. Seikomatic
    • Seikomatic 62 Series
    • Matic Slim 83 Series
  • 4. Sportsmatic
    • Sportsmatic 66 Series
    • Sportsmatic 76 Series
  • 5. 62 Chronometer
  • 6. 62 Grand Seiko
  • 7. Special Watch (~1966)
    • World Time
    • Silver Wave
    • Divers Watch
  • 8. Glossary
    • Seiko Caliber Chronology
  • High-beat Watches
  • 1. Lord Marvel (LM36)
  • 2. 45 Series
    • 45KS
    • 45KS Chronometer
    • 45GS
    • Observatory Chronometer
    • 45GS V.F.A.
  • 3. 61 Series
    • 61 New Five DX
    • 61GS
    • 61GS Special
    • 61GS V.F.A.
  • 4. 56 Series
    • 56LM
    • 56KS
    • 56KS Special
    • 56GS
  • 5. 51 Series
    • Seikomatic P
    • Five DX
    • Presmatic
  • 6. 52 Series
    • 52LM Special
    • 52KS Chronometer Special
    • 52KS Special
  • 7. Special Watches (~1967)
    • 61 Series Five Sports – Speedmaster
    • 70 Series Five Sports – Speedmaster
    • 61 World Time
    • 61 Navigator Timer
    • 56 Duo Time
    • 40 Business Bell (Bellmatic)
    • 61 Diver
    • 63 Lunar Calendar – Final Model
  • 8. Grand Seiko Equipment List
  • 9. Seiko History of Self Winding Watches

Additional Information

  • First Automatic (no marking)
  • Gyro Marvel (Dynamo Mark)
  • 83 Matic Calendar
  • 62 Business
  • 83 Business A
  • 56KS (no date)

Comments: This is a reprint of the extremely hard to find previous volumes 5 and 9. The rear of the book contains an additional 8 pages of information from the first Seiko Automatic to the 56KS. If you have this book there would be no reason to acquire the previous volumes five and nine.


Domestic Watch - Seiko Crown, Cronos, Marvel

Cover - Domestic Watch - Seiko Crown, Cronos, Marvel

Japanese Title: 国産腕時計セイコー―クラウン・クロノス・マーベル
Author: Yoshio Nagao & Yoshihiko Honda
Publisher: Dragonfly Publishing
Published: February 2014
Pages: 191
ISBN-10: 4887161182
EAN-13: 978-4887161184
Size: 10.2 x 7.2 x 1.1 inches
Language: Japanese
Rarity: 1
Recommended: 5

Content: This volume is broken into the following sections.

  • Crown
  • Crown Self Dater
  • Crown Special
  • Crown Chronograph
  • Chronograph Calendar
  • Chronograph (with counter)
  • Grand Seiko
  • Grand Seiko Self Dater
  • Liner
  • Liner Chronometer
  • Skyliner
  • Skyliner Calendar
  • 61 Skyliner
  • Digestif

 

  • Cronos
  • Cronos Self Dater
  • Cronos Special
  • King Seiko
  • King Seiko (with second hand regulation)
  • King Seiko Calendar
  • King Seiko Chronometer
  • 44 Grand Seiko
  • Goldfeather
  • Fairway
  • Champion
  • Champion Calendar
  • Champion 850
  • Champion 860 (calendar)
  • Laurel
  • Special Models (Alpinist, Flyingfish)
  • Electronic Models
  • Digestif

 

  • Super
  • Super Calendar
  • Unique
  • Marvel
  • Lord Marvel
  • Lord Marvel (with second hand restriction)
  • Sportsman Seven
  • Sportsman
  • Sportsman Seventeen
  • Sportsman Seventeen Calendar
  • Harmony
  • School Time
  • Disney Time
  • For the Blind – Uni-Star – 6660
  • Digestif
  • Movement System Diagram
  • Production Chronology
  • Common Parts List
  • Relative Price List
  • References

 

  • Seiko Quartz (35 Series)
  • Ultra-thin Luxury Dress Watch (68 Series)
  • Grand Seiko (Additional Information)
  • King Seiko (Additional Information)
  • Seiko Price List 1959 Excerpt
  • Seiko Price List 1963 Excerpt

Comments: This is a reprint of the earlier volumes 1, 3 and 7. There are an additional 17 pages of information included in the last section of the book. If you have this book there would be no reason to acquire the previous volumes one, three and seven.