Seiko Here I Come: Going To Japan

Seiko Here I Come: Going To Japan

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Japan here I come! Today I leave for a week to the motherland of one of the most popular watch brands in the world. I like that even "non watch people" know exactly what I am talking about when I say "Seiko." I've been invited by them on a media trip, and am going to take pictures and cover it as best I can. My travels there for the week will take me to many places deep into the heart of Seiko, from meeting their master watch makers who lovingly assemble the Spring Drive movements,  to seeing the assembly floor of their rank and file models consumed the world over.

The bad news is that I may not have too many opportunities to blog. While in my grandest perceptions of Japan (I was there once), the country is blanketed in a warm embrace of universal internet access, I have a feeling that I won't have access to it. My time there is pretty regimented, so I can't promise as regular writing as I would like, but be patient. I will be back, and you'll get to hear all about it. As I know there are a great deal of hardcore Seiko fans out there - if there is anything you want me to see or learn about, let me know via comment here. Sa-yo-na-ra.... for now.

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  • Jeff

    SEIKO knows your an expert when they read your blog. Looking forward to hear about your trip. Travel safe
    Jeff

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Thanks Jeff. I appreciate your words. I will be a media taking machine while I am there!

  • http://www.timegeeks.dk Kristian Haagen

    I was at the same trip last year. Very interesting. You might meet my Dutch editor, Lex Stolk, while there.

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Hi Kristian, sounds cool. I will look out for Lex!

  • Ed Hoffman

    Got sushi? Have a safe trip. I’ve got friends in Tokyo, so if you get a little lonely………….
    ;=)

  • http://wwwwatchfreeks.com James

    travel safe!!! take lot of pictures.

    Also – we linked to your articles again with full credit to you. http://www.watchfreeks.com/view_topic.php?id=390&forum_id=43

    Your site here is an INCREDIBLE resource of amazing information. Thank you again for this site!

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Hi James. Thanks for your kind thoughts. I will try to do reports while I am there.

  • Tim

    Mr. Adams,

    You can pick up a Japanese cellphone with prepaid wireless service online in any number of places. I used mine to tether to my laptop and get online whilst over there last year. It proved the most cost-effective/hassle-free way to access the web.

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Hi Tim,
      I was at a DoCoMo store tonight having a hard time getting them to even understand what I was talking about. I think it is just best to enjoy the Internet access at hotel.s. You all will forgive me for posting a bit less for just one week right?

  • http://sites.google.com/site/fernandocorreiadeoliveira/ Fernando Correia de Oliveira

    I made the same journey to Seiko production centers north of Tokyo to know the new Ananta line and saw a true manufacture. I was really impressed.