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Monday, July 11, 2005
Its Spring TimeJapanese watch nut Seiya Kobayashi has an interesting new Seiko model on his website.
While the dial and case design looks like a dogs dinner, the spring drive at the heart of the watch is an interesting answer to the question of making a mechanical watch as accurate as a quartz watch.
I contributed an explanation of how it works to Wikipedia here.
Each movement is hand made by one of 10 trained technicians, which the main reason why it costs an eye-watering 2,598USD so don't expect down Ernest Jones or H Samuel just yet.
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