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Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Event in Amsterdam

This year Grand Seiko is commending its 55th commemoration! That is correct, the principal Grand Seiko showed up in 1960 and Seiko in The Netherlands commended this with a . Their shop isn’t just Grand Seiko, yet you will discover models from various assortments. Notwithstanding, the concentration for last Monday’s occasion was Grand Seiko.

There a few group from the Seiko Watch Corporation from Japan just as a watchmaker from Morioka where they produce the mechanical Grand Seiko and Credor watches ( read about that in my Seiko Factory Visit report here ).

Together with Dutch , Fratello Watches could part for certain solicitations to the occasion, which were immediately reserved when we conveyed the greeting by means of our pamphlet. It didn’t require over 5 minutes to be straightforward. There is an enormous interest in (Grand) Seiko from our perusers, something we likewise saw at SalonQP a week ago, where the Grand Seiko corner was simply packed at all times.

Besides the chance to find the Grand Seiko assortment (realize that about 70% of Grand Seiko watches stay in Japan, so they are very uncommon in Europe), there was a little program for all invitees. An introduction on Grand Seiko and the entirety of its angles (counting a clarification of the Spring Drive development for instance) and an exhibit by the watchmaker on collecting a Grand Seiko 9S movement.

Watchmaker Satoshi Hiraga exhibiting the gathering of a Grand Seiko movement.

All the visitors were either effectively huge fanatic of Seiko watches (given the numerous Seiko watches we’ve seen) or new to Grand Seiko and anxious to get familiar with it. An extremely pleasant blend of fans and fortunately there was some room and time to talk about watches (both from the shop as on the wrist of individual lovers) also. We saw some pleasant vintage Seikos, a Seiko Space Walk, Tuna with Spring Drive development just as some fascinating uncommon restricted editions.

Seiko facilitated an incredible night for (Grand) Seiko lovers! Make a point to buy in to our pamphlet and be one of the timely risers to enlist for these sort of events.

See the pictures underneath that Bert took for an impression of the evening.

Seiko Netherlands’ Paul Daniels (white shirt) and his group give the visitors a warm welcome

Paul Daniels’ presented the group from Japan

Guests made a point to record recordings and take pictures all evening

Mr Santoshi Hiraga exhibited the gathering of a 9S type development while Dutch Seiko’s watchmaker Peter gives some explanation

Fine tuning the equilibrium haggle spring

Stretching a hair spring to show the properties of Seiko’s own SPRON material (hostile to attractive and super strong)

Seiko’s Paul Daniels wearing an Astron, an extremely well known Seiko in The Netherlands

Seiko Watch Corporation from Japan brought a couple of exhibition hall pieces as well.

Watching Magazine’s Bernard Werk donning this advanced Seiko

Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary model was additionally there and appeared to the guests

One of the visitors attempting a Grand Seiko Spring Drive, yet not to supplant his Space Walk, of course.

Grand Seiko’s answer to Rolex and Omega’s jumpers watches. Not authoritatively, yet as indicated by us.

Introducing the universe of Grand Seiko in an introduction room upstairs.

The visitors listening cautiously to the Grand Seiko presentation, while the others (2 gatherings) are ground floor taking a gander at the watchmaker’s demonstration.

Studying a Spring Drive development. That watch needs another lash by the way.

We might want our visitors to join the night in Amsterdam, Seiko Netherlands and Seiko Watch Corporation for facilitating an extraordinary night and say Hi! to the visitors that came through Watching Magazine.

More pictures beneath in the gallery

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