Japanese Movement makers

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Japanese Movement makers

Postby koimaster » July 3rd 2017, 9:33am

There are not that many mechanical watch movement producers in Japan, The big three watch brands there are Casio, Citizen, and Seiko - and Casio is strictly quartz. Citizen owns the movement maker Miyota, which makes movements for mechanical Citizen watches but also sells movements to third party brands. Miyota has the 9000 series collection of watches including the Miyota 9015 which they pen as an ETA competitor.

Seiko is probably the most prolific mechanical movement maker in Japan. They produce low-end automatics up to the beautiful movements in Grand Seiko watches, and a lot in between. Seiko also owns Orient Japan, which produces very good-for-the-price mechanical movements as well.


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