Grand Seiko Roadshow Live From AZ FineTime

See Grand Seiko Spring Drive master watchmaker Junya Kamijo assemble the 416 part 9R86 movement live on our website right now!  The feed is also recorded, so you can play the video at any time throughout this weekend.  Go to the link below to see Mr. Kamijo in action…

WWW.AZFINETIME.COM – GRAND SEIK ROADSHOW 2013

 

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

 

 

We’ll have a ton of pictures and video of the event coming next week.

 

Thanks and hope you enjoy!

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Grand Seiko Roadshow 2013 December 13th- Don’t Miss Out!

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

A friendly reminder that December 13th from 3-7pm, Arizona Fine Time will be hosting our 4th annual Grand Seiko Roadshow!  For those who have not attended, or seen in the past, Seiko USA brings out one of their master watchmakers from Japan, to actually assemble a Grand Seiko movement here in our retail store.  This year is very special indeed, as Seiko is bringing back one of their top Spring Drive watchmakers, Mr. Junya Kamijo!

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

Grand Seiko Roadshow and Astron GPS Test Drive at AZ Fine Time Dec. 13th 2013

Mr. Kamijo was the 1st Grand Seiko watchmaker to visit us for our Roadshow in 2010.  Thanks to the watch he wore on his wrist, the Snowflake SBGA011, everyone discovered the inspiration of this timepiece and it has now become the most popular Grand Seiko model in the collection.  Mr. Kamijo will be autographing watch boxes for those who purchase a Grand Seiko during the event.  If you cannot attend, but wish to make a purchase and get the autographed box, please call us to make arrangements.  We are very proud and excited to have him back and show off his tremendous skill at AZFT once more!

Seiko Astron GPS Japanese Market On top of the amazing event we will be hosting for Grand Seiko, we will also be doing demonstrations on the latest and greatest technology from Seiko, known as the Astron GPS Solar.  We will have great presentations, interactive displays, and even be raffling off about 40 free Seiko XNY watches to people who “Test Drive” the Seiko Astron GPS.  We will also be presenting a group of very limited release models, that are typically not sold within the US market.  Another great treat for all in attendance!

Grand Seiko Roadshow 2013 Another very special guest who has visited our store many times before as Senior VP of Seiko USA, is coming back in his new role as President of Seiko USA, Mr. Yosh Kawada.  We’ll be looking forward to his visit along with many others from Seiko USA and Japan!

For the event, we will have complimentary food and drink, complimentary cigars by Diamond Crown, and some other great bonuses.  We hope you join us, our other guests, and Seiko enthusiasts from all over the world.  One thing we know for sure, this will be a night to remember for watch collectors!

If you plan on visiting our store in Scottsdale, please feel free to contact us for discounted rates at nearby hotels, suggestions for dining, and any other possible thing we can help with.  Please call 1-800-486-3996 for information.

We will also have live feed of the event, videos, pictures and much more to keep those who couldn’t make it entertained with all the Seiko goodness.

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Video Interview with Seiko 2013

During the recent JCK watch and jewelry show in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to sit down and talk to Seiko USA about a few of their new limited edition releases.  See the video below…

There’s that and a lot more coming from Seiko this year.  Not to mention the Astron GPS Party and the Grand Seiko Roadshow will be coming back to AZ Fine Time!  Stand by for the dates.

Thanks!

Hamilton Basel 2013 – New Addition For AZFT

The latest addition to the AZFT line up that was brought in at Basel World 2013 is Hamilton.  We’ve been watching the brand for years, and with some excellent new releases and new Hamilton exclusive movements, we couldn’t pass it up.  Here’s some of the new product we have to look forward to…

Hamilton Spirit of Libetry Chronograph

Hamilton Spirit of Libetry Chronograph

The new Hamilton Jazzmaster Spirit of Liberty Chronographs feature the fairly new H-21 Caliber, made by ETA exclusive for Hamilton.  The H-21 has an advantage compared to most 7750’s, which would be a 60 hour power reserve.  Aside from the movement, the new variations of Spirit of Liberty have  a worn vintage looking strap stamped with the quote “Without Liberty Life is a Mystery”. Continue reading

Tutima Basel 2013

With Tutima’s return to Glashutte, came a full line of new products.  As a matter of fact, the entire brand has completely changed, but its line up still kept to its traditional design elements.  With totally new movements and designs, Tutima had some of the most exciting introductions at Basel World 2013.

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

The closest in look to the previous line up (the Grand Classic) is the Tutima Grand Flieger Classic.  In the standard 3 hand auto variation, Tutima uses their new caliber 330. You will notice that all of the new Tutima movements are coated in an antique gray, giving a unique vintage look.  The case remained 43mm as in the Grand Classic, but some great modifications have been made internally. Continue reading

Glycine Basel 2013

Glycine has really revamped their line up this year with whole new series, movements and even some changes to existing models.  One of the highlights of the series is the newly introduced Airman 7.

New Glycine Airman 7 2013

New Glycine Airman 7 2013

Instead of using 3 movements to have 4 timezones, Glycine has introduced a new heavily modified movement that is capable of having centralized time with a big date, and  2 subdials for additional timezones.  The new movement is ETA based, with a unique display of time for world travelers. Not only is this new movement convient, but also less expensive compared to the earlier series of Airman 7’s (estimated in the $3-4,000 range).  The design of the dial is completely new as well with 3 colors (black, blue and green) all on leather straps. Continue reading

Mido Basel 2013

This years meeting with Mido went very well.  With a great range of new products from dress to sport, the new offerings were impressive, to say the least.  While still maintaining a humble price point, Mido has introduced more of the great quality pieces their fans love.

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Chronograph 2013

Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve 2013

Mido Baroncelli Power Reserve 2013

A new design has been implemented on the Barocelli 42mm case.  With styles in both chronograph and power reserve, both are killer additions to the line up. Continue reading