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Author: Collectionist - Replies: 12 - Views: 5182
Grand Seiko reborn
[size=medium]In 1988 the 9581 was Seiko’s first forage into GS territory after the GS brand was abandoned in the early seventies, as the Grand Quartz was in the late seventies. Seiko dropped the Grand Quartz brand in favour of Grand Seiko, with GS also in the dial. In reviving GS as a quartz collection in 1988, it was imperative that the Japanese Manufacture developed a Voltage Compensated Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (VCTCXO) module, which features both thermo-compensation and a r
Author: Collectionist - Replies: 11 - Views: 3333
Grand Seiko reborn
[size=medium]In 1988 the 9581 was Seiko’s first forage into GS territory after the GS brand was abandoned in the early seventies, as the Grand Quartz was in the late seventies. Seiko dropped the Grand Quartz brand in favour of Grand Seiko, with GS also in the dial. In reviving GS as a quartz collection in 1988, it was imperative that the Japanese Manufacture developed a Voltage Compensated Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (VCTCXO) module, which features both thermo-compensation and a r
Author: Harry - Replies: 7 - Views: 1429
Seiko Recraft series - vintage reborn
The Recraft series is all about bold design, with much better finish and materials than one might expect for this price point around 200 USD… So where does this particular Seiko Recraft cut corners? Well, for one, both the crystal and the exhibition case back are mineral, not sapphire. The movement is the venerable 7S26 – a 21 jewel mechanism that was featured in numerous Seiko models for many decades, both entry level and mid-tier. It was not always my favorite Seiko caliber - depending on accu