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Unscripted Podcast No. 20: How Japan became a Watchmaker from 1550 to 1970

Unscripted Podcast No. 20: How Japan became a Watchmaker from 1550 to 1970

How Japan became a watchmaker

In today’s podcast, I present the history of Japanese watchmaking and how Japan became a world-class watchmaker by 1970. This history covers Japan’s background in clock-making and the development of some of the greatest watches ever made from Citizen, Seiko and others.


Whether you enjoy affordable watches or the very finest quality horology in existence, Japan has a product for you. Despite having no major history in clockwork, Japan was able to rise to the remarkable position which it occupies today through innovation, stunning design and a unique approach to watchmaking.

In this episode of the Watch Chronicler Podcast, I recount how Japan became a watchmaker.

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Find out about some of the watches mentioned from Seiko, Grand Seiko and Citizen and head over to our dedicated podcast section to listen to more.

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