Seiko Giorgetto Giugiaro watches (redux)

Posted by Harry Bishop on Jul 26th, 2013
Jul 26

It doesn’t seem like it’s been 30 years since the movie Alien. :-) The original watches have a mnior cult following and command a reasonable price in good condition. I like several of the new ones.

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For more info refer to TimeZone Industry News or Watches by SJX

Seiko Giugiaro 30th anniversary SCED011
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Seiko Monster 100th Anniversary SRP455K1

Posted by Harry Bishop on Jul 22nd, 2013
Jul 22

“The most affordable of the 100th anniversary timepieces”. Full post can be read on Watches by SJX

Seiko SRP455K1 100th anniversary blue monster (8)
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The Swiss watch industry fear of Seiko

Posted by Harry Bishop on Jun 25th, 2013
Jun 25

From Watches by SJX … Organised by the great and the good of Swiss watchmaking, including the Neuchâtel cantonal government, COSC and the Besançon Observatory, the biennial Concours International de Chronométrie, or International Chronometry Competition, professed a noble aim. It wanted to continue the tradition of the chronometer contests of the 19th and 20th century, not just for movements, but for finished watches destined for the purchase by consumers.

… But amongst the rules of the contest, one governing the provenance of the timepiece stands out. It reads: “All parts used to build the movement must be made within Europe.”

Seiko astronomical observatory chronometer 45GS (13)
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Beat Slowly & carry a Big Balance – Slow Runner

Posted by Harry Bishop on Mar 5th, 2013
Mar 5

The Antoine Martin Slow Runner ticks along at a leisurely 7200 bph.

Leisurely? Downright slothful!! :-) But then again, take a look at that balance wheel!

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Seiko divers & Tuna Cans

Posted by Harry Bishop on Feb 5th, 2013
Feb 5

If you are new to Seiko divers, check out this post at, and then go here for a nice summary chart from Harry’s Vintage Seiko Blog (gotta love the name!) of Seiko shrouded dive watches, aka the “Tuna Can” divers.

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The last watch repair school in Canada

Posted by Harry Bishop on Jan 23rd, 2013
Jan 23

From: David Gutnick
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:43 PM
To: Seiko Champion

Hello Sir, David Gutnick from The Sunday Edition here: –

Just to let you know that i have put together a radio documentary on the last watch repair school in Canada. It is called, “You Can Put Time in Your Hands.”
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Romain Gauthier Logical One – Fusée And Chain

Posted by Harry Bishop on Jan 19th, 2013
Jan 19

Several technological innovations in this high-end watch, see the article at Hodinkee for more information.

Win a Christopher Ward C10

Posted by Harry Bishop on Dec 15th, 2012
Dec 15

Compliments of Worn&Wound comes this contest…

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