"A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

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"A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

Postby Darksider » March 10th 2011, 10:55pm

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Re: "A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

Postby koimaster » March 13th 2012, 2:23pm

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Re: "A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

Postby sandoz » March 13th 2012, 2:45pm

Massive amount of seiko info right there. Innovative Co. for sure, but still hasn't matched the perfection of fine swiss auto/mechanicals.
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Re: "A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

Postby jason_recliner » March 13th 2012, 3:02pm

Well, no... it would be very difficult and completely pointless for Seiko to construct Swiss auto / mchanicals. That said, their Japanese movements are as good as anything out there.
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Postby bedlam » March 14th 2012, 1:46am

sandoz wrote:Massive amount of seiko info right there. Innovative Co. for sure, but still hasn't matched the perfection of fine swiss auto/mechanicals.


Meh. I would take a GS over most 'fine' swiss autos.
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Postby Und3rground » August 30th 2012, 1:07pm

I have found this piece to be the most informative yet, thank you for sharing. I have found that this forum is about Information with people who have a great amount knowledge to share.
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Postby koimaster » June 29th 2013, 8:43pm

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Re: "A Journey in Time: The Remarkable History of Seiko"

Postby koimaster » February 18th 2015, 4:54pm

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Postby robatsu » February 18th 2015, 7:51pm

sandoz wrote:Massive amount of seiko info right there. Innovative Co. for sure, but still hasn't matched the perfection of fine swiss auto/mechanicals.


Although having owned Swiss watches and aspiring to others in the future, I'm quite the unreconstructed Seiko fanboy. And while brand/nationality comparisons/competitions is a worthy sport, it never has been my cup of tea.

So I uncharacteristically wade into this to offer the humble observation that nobody makes a Seiko like Seiko does. Their institutional definition of perfection differs in some regards from that, considered collectively, of Swiss watches. Seiko is far from batting 1000 by their own standard, but when they meet it, they undoubtedly do their thing with as much unalloyed dedication and commitment as any other watch manufacturer in the world. They are not an unserious or vapidly shallow institution.

That being said, I can certainly accept and appreciate, without prejudice, that Seiko hold no appeal for many or even most. There is every kind of bird in the WIS forest and that is a good thing.
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