Japanese Watches
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When it comes to watches, the Swiss manufacturers gathered most of the recognition from the watch community. However, it’s a different story now because of other watchmaking brands hailing from other countries making their mark in the industry. One of them is Japan, where many brands have proven they’re more than capable of equaling the quality of Swiss watches.

Japanese watchmakers designed many aesthetically pleasing and innovative timepieces of today. Thus, brands from their country are the most recognized in the world. The premiere Japanese watchmaker Seiko even made its mark in the history of horology when they made the world’s first quartz watch.

They continue to excel in the industry as more Japanese watches enter other countries and do well in sales. So if you’re a watch connoisseur and you haven’t tried them yet, here are the Japanese watches you should look for.

Casio G-Shock Gravitymaster GWR-B1000-1AJF

Casio is well-known for creating watches that push the boundaries of durability. Their premiere G-Shock collection is one of the toughest outdoor watches you’ll ever see. Among its models, one worth checking out is the Gravitymaster Ref. GWR-B1000-1AJF.

Like other models, this G-Shock has outstanding shock resistance and can also immerse underwater depths of up to 200 meters. In addition, it’s a dark-themed watch with its black carbon monocoque case and bezel that matches well with its tough resin band sporting the same black hue. This theme is complemented by its luminous black baton indices and Super Illuminator LED light and afterglow, providing excellent legibility in low-light conditions.

Other features of this G-Shock include a one-second stopwatch, dual-time, countdown timer, battery level indicator, full auto-calendar, and more. It’s also solar-powered, which means accuracy isn’t going to be a problem. As a whole, this watch is packed as any outdoor watch can be, making it an easy companion choice for your next outdoor adventure.


Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial

As previously mentioned, Seiko is Japan’s premier watchmaking brand. Their significant contributions to watchmaking are forever engraved in history. In recent years, their company has been incorporating Japan’s rich heritage in their watches, clearly visible in the Seiko Presage collection.

The Seiko Presage Arita Porcelain Dial is a recent set of porcelain dial watches that brings another expression of Japan’s rich cultural heritage to life. Two of these new parts of the Presage lineup are automatic watches with dials made of porcelain from Arita, a town that has been the home of porcelain in Japan for 400 years. The white dials with traces of blue represent the colors of the earliest Arita porcelain.

Seiko also used a new type of porcelain material specially made for the Presage dials. This new porcelain is more than four times harder than the usual one, with the required flexibility and strength for the watch.

Citizen Mechanical Caliber 0200

Citizen isn’t a watch brand normally associated with high-end watches. However, they’ve designed impressive ones in recent years, showing that they belong in the conversation of the best Japanese brands. The new Mechanical Caliber 0200 is a great example of that display.

This watch is powered by an in-house movement and was made possible in collaboration with their Swiss subsidiary Manufacture La Joux-Perret S.A. It sports a vintage look with its angular, lugless case made of stainless steel with on-point polishing and finishes. In addition, their Caliber 0200 exceeds the Chronometer standard ISO benchmark for timekeeping accuracy, giving this mechanical watch outstanding fineness.

Orient Star RK-AM0001S

Orient has a wide range of choices for all preferences and purposes. Their Orient Star collection is a dress watch with models you can wear for every occasion. One model that stands out from the Star collection is the RK-AM0001S.

This Orient Star model evokes a lavish feel with features that include a classic black crocodile leather band. Its crisp white face sports large Roman numeral indices and blued steel hands and a mechanism visible through an open-heart dial protected by sapphire crystal. It has all the marks of elegance, packed with protective features such as anti-magnetism and water resistance up to depths of 50 meters, making it a can’t-miss dress watch you can pair with different outfits.

Wrap up

These watches are great gets if you’re looking for a Japanese-made timepiece. You can explore these brands’ other collections to see the rest of what Japanese watchmaking can offer.

Author’s Bio:

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Luther Abrams is quite a jack of all trades type of guy. He loves exploring new things and cultivating his knowledge every now and then. Today, he grows more and more interested in jewelry and watches and even writes about such things in his free time.