Saturday, October 29, 2011

Introducing the Limited Edition Eli Manning Citizen EcoDrive with a Meet and Greet

Citizen is launching two Eli Manning Limited Edition models with a meet and greet with the quarterback of the New York Giants Tuesday November 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm on the main floor of the Macy's Herald Square store in New York City.

Picture from Citizen Watch Co.

The limited edition model is available on either a strap or bracelet and is basically a customized version of the recently released Perpetual Chrono A-T featuring a navy blue dial with red accents.  Each model is limited to 1,000 units each.

The bracelet model is AT4009-59L with a MSRP of $675 while the strap model is AT4009-08L with an MSRP of $599.

More information for the event can be found here.

Here is are links to the bracelet model and the strap model.

EDIT:  Some nice pictures of the event can be seen here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Interview with Yosh Kawada of Seiko USA

Mitchel Hirsh has been kind enough to host an interview with Yosh Kawada Senior Vice President of Seiko USA and share it publicly.  This is an excellent interview and Mr. Kawada offers insight into aspects of Seiko that are not typically shared with customers of the West.  Lots of good stuff here and worth the 15 minutes.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More North American Grand Seiko Dealers Added

Seiko has added two more Grand Seiko dealers to the North American market which include Old Northeast Jewelers in St. Petersburg Florida and Rodeo Jewelers in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.  Unfortunately the Seiko Boutique store which was located in Toronto seems to have closed.

This brings the total number of North American Grand Seiko dealers to seven with six of those residing in the United States.

For the complete list of Grand Seiko dealers with contact information click HERE.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Some Japanese Domestic Pens

Events have slowed down a bit in my watch world.  Sold off a bunch of stuff earlier to raise funds for something special.  Maybe more on that later if I actually follow through.  I also have a couple more reviews I am working on which I will complete soon.

I've developed a bit of a fascination with EDC (every day carry) lately.   While reading a favorite EDC blog I discovered that like watches, Japan also keeps some of its coolest pens in Japan and there is a site called which is located in California which supplies Japanese pens, paper and other office supplies.

Now I know Japan makes some very nice fountain pens but I'm not interested in those so much.  I'm interested in EDC and daily use material with a budget price.  Here are the four items I selected.