One of the key aims of this site is to be a source of information for those who collect vintage Grand Seiko. We don’t just list the watches that we have for sale in the anticipation that customers will add them to their collections – we also list watches that we have never had in stock, along with as much data about those watches as we can glean. 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.
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.
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Seiko Watches catalogue – 1969
We have recently acquired a number of vintage Seiko publications from the 1960’s and 1970’s that feature Grand Seiko references. Among these publications are a number of single-sheet pamphlets that we will be sharing scans of in the coming days, but we thought we’d kick-off by scanning a very interesting catalogue that we have never seen before.
The format and presentational style of this catalogue is very similar to that which we see in the Special Luxury Catalogues (see the index above to the catalogue articles that we have published on these), but the content is different. As will be seen in the gallery below, the watches featured are select Grand Seikos, King Seikos, and select precious metal ladies watches.
Interestingly, there are no VFA’s featured in the catalogue, which makes us wonder whether perhaps this catalogue was intended for second-tier shops that didn’t carry the top-of-the-line references. The only references to be included in both this catalogue and the 1969 Special Luxury Catalogue are the 18K gold cased 6145- and 6146-8000.
Our rationale for dating this catalogue to 1969 is that both the 614x-8000 18K cased references and the 19GS R-100 (1964-0010) ladies Grand Seiko were introduced in the 1969 Volume 2 Seiko catalogue.
For anyone interested in acquiring a vintage ladies Grand Seiko, we have just added to our stock an incredibly well preserved example of the cap-gold variant of the 1964-0010 that you can find listed here.
Presented below is a gallery featuring scans of all the pages from this catalogue.