38×0 was branded “38SQ” and lacks the calendar function. Seiko is one of the few fully integrated watch manufactures. 1. As one would suspect, the catalogue leads off with precious metal quartz timepieces, and it really is worth checking out all the scanned pages in the gallery at the foot of this article to see all of the incredible designs that Seiko were producing at this time. Im Rahmen der Sportmemorabilia-Auktionen bietet das AGON Sport-Auktionshaus Sammlern, Fans und Sportinteressierten die Möglichkeit auch seltenste Bücher, Fanartikel und Erinnerungsstücke aus allen Sportarten zu ersteigern bzw. Quick View. When I received the watch as a gift from a collector on another forum, it had a leather strap. 1975 Catalog Vol. 1973 Luxury Catalog. And win big. sold out. These can be identified by the dash in the page number shown at the bottom of the page and indicate which pages in the original catalog they should be placed between. The Seiko Watch catalogs were collected from publically accessible locations on the internet, some of which may now be out of commission. The catalogs contained the complete line-up of standard models for men, women and specialised pieces like stopwatches that were available at that time. Your email address will not be published. Learn how your comment data is processed. The final 56GS reference featured in the catalogue is the 5641-5000. Seiko’s Cal. Regards, Shippy. 2”, but later changed to “Volume 1” and “Volume 2”), towards the end of the year a supplement to the second catalogue would be published. These days, it is fairly uncommon to come across these references still on their bracelets as presumably most have broken over the many decades that they have been around. As discussed at the top of this article, the 1972 Seiko Catalogue really does mark a turning point in the history of the vintage Grand Seiko range. Following the thread of cobrajet25 of early August, I post now my Seiko catalog form 1972. We design and develop our own movements using leading-edge technology. Vintage Time Australia (Overhauls & Service) Benchdweller Servicing and Repairs. sold out. Well, as evidenced by this catalogue, even before the close of the year, all bets were off. The earlier references is by far the rarer of the two. 1972 Catalog. It can be assumed that the release of the same movements in steel cased watches at a considerably lower price than the 18K gold cased original Astrons was a sign that production of the movements had improved considerably, and Seiko felt confident about widening the availability of watches powered by this new technology. Questa ambisce ad essere la più completa raccolta di cataloghi e brochure Seiko, organizzati in ordine cronologico. Velikost: Datum vytvoření: EXIF: GPS: 381 KB 29.10.2009: (c) 2009 xcen3. One unusual (and rare) version is Cal. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Seiko Stem 10C 1020C 1040A 1944 1964A. 1975 Catalog Vol. Mahalo, andy. 1. These catalogues detailed the full range of product on offer, providing a photo of every watch, along with a brief description and salient details including the price, case material, and other basic information. On the right is a watch that is clearly new to this catalogue, with its blue dial. Post Aug 31, 2009 #6 2009-08-31T20:11...1972 is special year for me...I graduated from high school that year! Watchmaking Services Offered. Notably, the blue dialed watch seen here does – in almost all examples that we have seen – fade to a dark grey colour. sold out. Dazu finden mehrmals im Jahr Live-Auktionen mit Auktionator sowie Online/Mailorder-Auktionen statt. Hernán-Shippy-5-Shippy-5. We are confident that currently this site contains the most complete, accurate and detailed information on the historical Grand Seiko references that you will find anywhere. In 1972 only one catalog in binder format was issued. Quick View. 1973 Catalog Vol. 2. The model featured – whilst sharing the same catalogue code of 6185 030 – is different to the one pictured in 1971’s volume 2 and Special luxury catalogues. Notably, this publication features the debut of quartz watches branded “VFA”. Quick View. 0.00. Firstly, the newer reference has the text “VFA” above the Suwa logo, and secondly, the Suwa logo itself is printed on the dial, rather than applied as it is on the earlier model. 38×2 is branded “38QTC” and is date-only. 1. There can be no confusion over the other two VFA’s featured on this page though. 1974 Catalog Vol. Currently, ... Seiko brochure (the production run must have been quite short though as most of them were manufactured between 1970 and 1972 according to caseback numbers). They are provided here as a reference library for Seiko watch collectors. 1972 Seiko 6105-8119 150m Sport Diver "Capt. 1975 Credor. Not only do we see the introduction of the 3922 and 3923 caliber based Quartz VFA references (eight references in total), but also the earlier 3823 caliber (and newly introduced time only 3820 variant) is now retrospectively being referred to as “VFA”. From the late 1960’s onwards, Seiko would publish two main catalogues each year that were distributed to retailers. From 1973 through to 1975, just 12 new models would be featured in the catalogues. 2. A total of 35 Grand Seiko references feature in this catalogue. We mentioned in our commentary on the 1972 catalogue that, following the introduction of the Quartz Astron on Christmas Day 1969, “the ‘quartz revolution’ would take some time to get its batteries fully charged“. 1974 Catalog Vol. In the gallery below, we share scans of pages from the 1972 catalogue featuring Grand Seiko references. 1. Firstly, the catalogue was not bound like a paperback book, but instead was comprised of loose-leaf pages hole-punched and kept in a blue binder. Finally, the model introduced in this catalogue has the 6185B movement, whereas that featured in earlier catalogues has the 6185A movement. Please click on the following link for an index to all articles on Seiko catalogues from the vintage Grand Seiko era. As per usual, we will be focusing on the changes from the previous catalogue, highlighting the watches that debut here, and also mentioning those that were dropped from the range. When one considers that both these catalogues were in production close to two years after the introduction of the Astron, it gives some perspective on just how long it took the quartz revolution to get off the ground. I could not find all the watch catalog years but listed what I have from oldest to newest. Before that year only some broshures with watches are available. Original Seiko Date Numeral disc for movements Date Discs are for 7S26A and 7S26B, Black Base White numbers For Seiko Models that have date and crown at 3 o'clock position models: SNZF15, SNZF17, SNZF21, SNZF22, SNZF49,... $13.95. The Seiko 1972 Special Luxury Catalogue From the late 1960’s onwards, Seiko would publish two main catalogues each year that were distributed to retailers. The driving force behind Grand Seiko was to create the “ideal” watch, and one of the most important aspects of that ideal was precision. In the galleries below, we share scans of pages from the 1972 Seiko Special Luxury Catalogue. Learn how your comment data is processed. Whilst they confusingly share the same catalogue code, the two models do have different movement-case references. Original Seiko Stem movement 10C 1004 1020C 1040A 1944A 1944B 1944AB 1964 Stem image is for … A dream watch for me if money were no object. Whilst we have seen multiple examples of the earlier -036 linen textured dial references over the years, we do not recall ever having come across an example of either the date or day-date -086 starlight dial variants. 1973 Catalog Vol. –. The earlier VFA has the reference 6185-8020, whereas the later one has the reference 6185-8021. Despite its introduction in 1969, it wasn’t until almost a year later that the Astron made its retail publication debut in the 1970 Special Luxury Catalogue, where both the time only and time and date variants of the 18K cased watch were featured, along side a third quartz watch – the 36SQC 011. 2 . In addition to the half-yearly catalogues (originally titled “No.1” and “No. which is the AC003m, which sold for $49.50 in 1972. Unfortunately for those of us with a love for the mechanical vintage Grand Seikos, that meant they would lose. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Visit the post for more. This being a Special Luxury Catalogue, the VFA’s have to wait behind the 18K gold cased watches before they make an appearance. Vintage Grand Seiko movement part breakdowns. The 1972 catalogue that we feature here however is different from those that preceded it in two ways, driven, we suspect, quite possibly from a cost-cutting exercise following the international monetary crisis of 1971 that sent shockwaves through the world economy. Cal. Seiko Watch Catalogs An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. Seiko 6139-601X in the 1974 catalog These models are among the very first 6139 ever produced. 0.00. And how about this for a watch to kick it all off with? With the next 4 pages of the catalogue populated by Ultra-thin Dresswatches and watches cased in precious metals, it is not until page 7 that we finally get to see the Grand Seikos. 1. … Following the thread of cobrajet25 of early August, I post now my Seiko catalog form 1972. 1975 Catalog Sup. It is hard to understate the significance of this move, with no fewer than 11 pages of the catalogue titled “Seiko Quartz VFA”. 1973 Catalog Vol. 2. 38 series was the first volume-production quartz movement family from Seiko. The “quartz revolution” would take some time to get its batteries fully charged, but ultimately it would lead to the end of the vintage Grand Seiko era. The 1972 catalogue featured the final appearance of a time and date VFA in a regular catalogue, and indeed we will not see another Grand Seiko VFA in a regular catalogue until 1974. This catalogue shows the cross-over by featuring both of the day-date variants, but only the newer example of the time and date 5645-8000. And it won’t be their last! versteigern zu lassen. sold out. In this article we take a look at the Grand Seiko watches included in the 1972 Special Luxury Catalogue, which featured three “Very Fine Adjusted” references – two of which were making their debut appearance in a catalogue, four watches from the 56GS series, and two from the 45GS series. WatchHunter.org is not affiliated with Seiko in any way. Vygenerováno 1. listopadu 2009 v 16:09:56 programem Zoner Photo Studio 11Zoner Photo Studio 11 Article by とうじゅう. 1 (partial) 1975 Catalog Vol. Vygenerováno 1. listopadu 2009 v 16:09:56 programem Zoner Photo Studio 11Zoner Photo Studio 11 These catalog PDFs have been collected from readily public sources and grouped here in one giant library to make finding information on your vintage or older Seiko watch possible. I'll upload it to the watch photo database. Watches/Parts - Japanese. 1973 Catalog Vol. That no quartz timepieces were featured in the 1971 regular catalogues is very informative. I’m curious how many have survived being melted down these past 50 years especially with their reputation as being unreliable. We can group the different versions of dials in three “families” based on the marking at 9 o’clock: We design and develop our own movements using leading-edge technology. Reproduction of images, text, product data and data structure expressly forbidden without prior written permission. 1972 Catalog. And then, on Christmas Day 1969, Seiko proudly launched the world’s first quartz wristwatch – the Quartz Astron. Quite why it is this reference that is featured here isn’t clear, but there is no mistaking it with its lack of “VFA” printed on the dial, and the Suwa factory logo clearly being applied rather than printed. 1972 Luxury Catalog. Quick View. Please use respectfully to learn more about your older model Seiko … It had taken pretty much a decade of continual research and development at Grand Seiko to arrive at the incredible +/- 2 seconds per day accuracy of the VFA references. The final 18K gold cased references in the catalogue are the venerable 4520-8010 and 4522-8010, making their tenth consecutive appearance in a Seiko catalogue. Page nine of the catalogue continues the pattern (no doubt entirely coincidental) of another two new watches being featured, both with movement-case number references of 5646-7010. The other five watches featured on this page are the Specials, with four of them carrying over from the previous catalogue. The intent is to be a reliable source of information about exactly which references were created by Grand Seiko, and to provide data on those references. 1 (partial) 1975 Catalog Vol. These new catalogs can be downloaded from the main Seiko catalog page here - Seiko Watch Catalogs From 1969, Seiko also started to publish one more catalogue – the “Special Luxury Catalogue” that showcased the top of the range models from the collection. 2”, but later changed to “Volume 1” and “Volume 2”), towards the end of the year a supplement to the second catalogue would be published. 1. One of the key aims of this site is to be a source of information for those who collect vintage Grand Seiko. There are a total of 60 pages in this catalogue, out of which Grand Seiko is only represented on four. Watch manufactures Grand Seiko references debuting in the 1974 catalog These models are the... 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