Posted by JoeAZFT on 4th Nov 2014

Grand Seiko Roadshow Returns To Arizona Fine Time!

It's that time of year and we invite you to join us as we host Arizona Fine Time's 5th annual Grand Seiko Roadshow!  Starting back in 2008, when Grand Seiko was still exclusive to the Japanese market, we hosted our first Roadshow with Seiko featuring Ms. Chitose Masuda from Shinshu watch studio in Japan, who was brought to our store to assemble Seiko's innovative Spring Drive movement in front of our eyes for the very first time.  With all the amazement and incredible response we had, a new trend developed after Grand Seiko was released, bringing a Grand Seiko Roadshow to our store every year since it launched in 2010.  We first met Mr. Junya Kamijo who not only assembled a 9R65 caliber, but was one of the first to introduce us to the SBGA011 Snowflake.  Then, in 2011 Mr. Hideo Fukai, who assembled the 416 part 9R86 Spring Drive Chronograph GMT.  The following year, we met our first Hi-Beat watchmaker from Shizuku-Ishi watch studio, Mr. Tsutomu Ito who assembled the 9S85.  Last year we were revisited by Mr. Kamijo, who assembled the 9R86, while wearing his SBGC003.

This year we invite you to meet a very special guest, Mr. Ikukiyo Komatsu, a master Spring Drive watchmaker from Shinshu studio in Shiojiri Japan.  Mr. Komatsu is a winner of the World’s Skills Competition for his work with Spring Drive.  I would like to share an interesting article from Komatsu from this years Basel Brand Book, discussing Spring Drive and Mr. Komatsu's thoughts...

As always, we will have quite a few of Seiko's staff on hand to answer questions and talk about the brand.  We will also be featuring some of Seiko's other premium products such as the Astron GPS Solar, Galante, Prospex and some very special Grand Seiko's, that have yet to be seen outside of Japan. 

Every Roadshow we have hosted has had a very special bonus for customers who make purchases during the event.  Mr. Komatsu will be autographing the watch box for any GS purchased during the event.  This is not limited to in store customers.  If you wish to obtain the autograph on your next Grand Seiko, you can call in to pre-order your watch, we will hold it for the event and have Mr. Komatsu autograph the box prior to shipping.  Due to the limited availability on Grand Seiko, we do recommend calling in your order early to ensure your piece will be in stock for the event. On top of that, AZ Fine Time will be including a special gift with the purchase of any Grand Seiko timepiece. 

If you are planning on coming in from out of state, AZ Fine Time is happy to help getting discounted hotel arrangements here in Scottsdale.  Please call us at 1-800-486-3996 for more details. 


7830 E Gelding Dr Suite 100

Scottsdale AZ 85260

 We hope to see you in AZ Dec. 5th from 3-7pm for the event!  If not, don't worry as we will have live feed of the event as well as plenty of video and pictures to follow!

We would truly like to thank everyone for all of your support over the years and look forward to another amazing Roadshow!