We’re Touring Grand Seiko: What Do You Want To Know?
Timeless Luxury Watches is visiting Seiko in Japan! We want to know what questions you have for Seiko and if there is anything special you’d like to see there. But first, a quick run-down of the trip!
First, we’ll be meeting with Mr. Takashi, president (and COO/CMO) of Seiko, a great honor for us. Then we’ll be visiting the famous Ginza Wako department store. The Ginza Wako, as you probably already know, is an iconic landmark of Tokyo. We’ll end the day at the Takashimaya Watch Maison, a massive and impressive watch retailer.
Things get even more exciting when we tour the Seiko Epson Shiojiri Plant. This is the highlight of the trip for serious fans of Grand Seiko’s spring drive and quartz models as this is where they’re made. If you’ve ever worn a Snowflake, this is where it came from.
Then we visit the yin to Seiko Epson’s yang, the Shizuku-ishi Watch Studio, where Grand Seiko produces its mechanical movements and watches, like the famous 9S85 Hi-Beat. As I’m a bit old-fashioned myself, this is probably the part that fascinates me the most.
Finally, a fitting conclusion to our journey to Seiko is a tour of the Seiko Museum, which brings the magnificent history of one of the greatest watch companies together into a single place.
So what would you like to ask Seiko, or see in one of their studios or museums? Let us know in the comments!