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CBy Kristofer Dayne Penseyres
ould there be a new watch revolution on the way? Japanese powerhouse Grand Seiko and other high precision Japanese watchmaking brands are disrupting the industry with affordable luxury
timepieces and mechanical movement innovations.
It is a familiar tactic, dating back some sixty years to the “Quartz Revolution” when Seiko released the Astron watch and Casio and Citizen followed with their own quartz versions that would subsequently take over the industry as a more precise and low- cost option to the traditional mechanical wristwatch.
This key advancement in electrical engineering shifted manufacturing to Asia and resulted in a significant decline in the Swiss watchmaking industry.
Photos Courtesy Of: Kurono, Naoya Hida & Co., Grand Seiko, Hajime Asaoka, Minase
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