It’s that time of year and AZ Fine Time has finally confirmed the return of the GRAND SEIKO ROADSHOW! This highly anticipated event will take place on Friday Dec. 13th from 3-7pm. There is going to be a lot of great things at this event, so be prepared for a show even bigger than previous years! For those who don’t know, the GS Roadshow is an event where Seiko brings one of their Grand Seiko master watchmakers all the way from Japan to AZ who actually builds one of the most precise watch movements in the world, here in our store. We have this event every year and each year it gets better and better. We’re doing some extra special things for this event and will, of course, have free food, drinks and cigars (by Diamond Crown). One special note about the Roadshow this year is the return of master Spring Drive watchmaker, Mr. Junya Kamijo!
Mr. Kamijo is considered to be one of Seiko’s top Spring Drive technicians. The skill he has is incredible, as we learned during our 1st GS Roadshow when he attended in 2010. A gold medalist in Japan skills competition, and capable of building a 416 part 9R86 Spring Drive chronograph movement in record time, we are very proud to have him return to our store. Mr. Kamijo was also the 1st to introduce us to the Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGA011 “Snowflake”. During his 1st visit, he wore the Snowflake with great pride and was the 1st to explain its background story as a dedication to their hometowns winters. Needless to say, he is a big part of the reason the Snowflake is one of the most popular Grand Seiko models today. Mr. Kamijo will be autographing watch boxes for purchases made during the event. Due to limited availability of GS, it is recommended to plan ahead and reserve the Grand Seiko of your choice to be purchased during the Roadshow. It is a great time to pull the trigger on a Grand Seiko and get an autograph from one of the most renowned watchmakers from Seiko.
During the Roadshow, we will also be hosting an event for the Seiko Astron GPS Solar. Capable of connecting to multiple GPS satellites, and pinpointing your current location, the Astron GPS will adjust to the appropriate timezone at just the push of a button. To all who attend, and “test drive” the Astron GPS, AZFT and Seiko will actually give you a FREE Seiko XNY watch! There will also be gifts with purchases of any Seiko product during the event, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
We’ll have other various members of Seiko USA and Seiko Japan joining us for the event, including the new president and chief executive of Seiko Corporation of America, Mr. Yosh Kawada. Mr. Kawada has previously attended events with AZ Fine Time as senior VP of Seiko USA, and we are excited to have him back to visit in his new role!
If you’re in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, December 13th, we encourage you to come and attend this amazing event! If you plan to fly out for the event, please contact us and we will be happy to help with arrangements at local hotels, resorts, restaurants, etc. Here’s all the details below…
Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive
Friday, December 13th 2013
AZ Fine Time
7830 E Gelding Dr Suite 100
Scottsdale AZ 85260
We hope to see you there!