Happy 56th Anniversary!! ... of??? <Quiz>

Happy 56th Anniversary!! ... of??? <Quiz>

Joined: December 4th, 2008, 11:34 pm

June 10th, 2012, 4:07 am #1

June 10, 1956 in Japan!! OK - remember ... it's already Jun 10 where I am in Asia!! So, the anniversary is of this day, right now, regardless of what it is where you are reading this.

June 10, 1956
What was it!!?? And what was(is?) it's significance to Japanese watch collectors today??

As a hint, here's something (edited) out of a Seiko company publication:

"The {model name} was released on {holiday name!!} Day, June 10, 1956."


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Seiko Matsuda
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June 10th, 2012, 4:20 am #2




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Joined: December 4th, 2008, 11:34 pm

June 10th, 2012, 5:54 am #3

This is the 56th anniversary of the introduction of the Seiko Marvel ...

and it was introduced on what 1-time Holiday in Japan???

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For significance of Seiko Marvel itself, Seiko company literature says:

- first original mechanical watch [1st that was internally designed]

- advances in the thoroughness of manufacturing
techniques, automated production, volume production, and cost cuts were achieved.

- The technology cultivated during the development of the Marvel became the base for
the introduction of later mechanical watches, such as the Seiko Crown and Seiko Gyro
Marvel, which overwhelmed the market with their further improved accuracy and
advanced features.

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@ Dr. Seiko you can see our database entry & some other discussions about these:

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/topic/669/M ... 29-ca-1957

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/reply/2245/ ... reply-2245

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/reply/1041/ ... reply-1041

http://seikoholics.yuku.com/reply/188/S ... #reply-188

and more!

"Diashock vs. Antishock"









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June 10th, 2012, 3:21 pm #4

that Japan joined the United Nations.

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June 10th, 2012, 4:13 pm #5

............ >>> they wearing when they sign the papers????

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June 11th, 2012, 12:08 am #6

that Japan joined the United Nations.

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that seems to have been a "1 time event" ...

Time Memorial Day!!

There was a good write-up of it on the "nakahiro" Japanese watch site,

http://nakahiro.parfait.ne.jp/tokinokinen/index.html

It apparently memorializes the 1st striking of a "mechanical" clock in Japan... translated as: '...(water clock) at the hourglass in Japan struck the bell hand drum...'

and '"Hourglass festival" is done in Omi Jingu Shrine where it makes and the [raseta] [tensatoru] emperor is enshrined every year, and the above-mentioned "Total (water clock) at the hourglass" of the divine service that the clock manufacturer and parties concerned of the industry dedicate the latest clock product etc. is seen. '

Use a translator link to read the rest of it!!

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Also, it was mentioned in essays @ several English language sites like GMT+9 (that's "gone" though!) ... but I saved a copy of the article it was in (author Martback):

"(on) Time Memorial Day June 10, 1956 came the next revolution in Seiko watch production. Time Memorial Day was an event celebrated all
over Japan, sponsored by the watch manufacturers to celebrate time and promote watches to a newly affluent Japanese society where a nice watch was becoming an important symbol. I have not been able to find evidence of any Time Memorial Days in earlier or later years, but 1956 was the crucial year for Seiko as it saw the introduction of the Marvel."

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