The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

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The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

Post by Anonymous-3027 » December 12th 2022, 9:41am

“ Welcome to the second installment of “The Art of Time,” w&w’s ongoing series exploring iconic designers within the watch world. Last time, we discussed the value of the outsider’s perspective in watch design through the lens of Giorgetto Giugiaro. While a non-watch designer can breathe individuality and life into a piece, there’s also something to be said for a unifying brand vision. Having a unique, easily identifiable look for all watches across a line can be a great asset to brand identity. It helps to give the overall line a feel of quality and care, and it’s the kind of thing that can propel a company to great success.”


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Post by Anonymous-3027 » December 12th 2022, 3:20pm

This is a big chunk of the DaVinci code for Seiko and to some degree other Japanese watch brand who occasionally reference the design cues

Also notes that original Grand Seiko and King Seiko are the laboratory where these design principles were adhered to most strictly
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Re: The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

Post by bobbee » December 13th 2022, 4:43pm

robatsu wrote:
December 13th 2022, 3:06pm
bobbee wrote:
December 13th 2022, 2:52pm
Talking of other Japanese watch brands, I've been eying up some classic vintage Citizens recently, and hope to snag a couple.
Google Citizen Super Beat for an entry point into coolio old Citizens

It’s a totally under the radar company.
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Re: The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

Post by jason_recliner » December 13th 2022, 8:57pm

bobbee wrote:
December 13th 2022, 4:43pm
robatsu wrote:
December 13th 2022, 3:06pm
bobbee wrote:
December 13th 2022, 2:52pm
Talking of other Japanese watch brands, I've been eying up some classic vintage Citizens recently, and hope to snag a couple.
Google Citizen Super Beat for an entry point into coolio old Citizens

It’s a totally under the radar company.
Looking at something a little more outré at the moment Robatsu!
Bullhead chrono?
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Re: The Art of Time: Taro Tanaka and Seiko’s “Grammar of Design”

Post by jason_recliner » December 16th 2022, 3:01pm

bobbee wrote:
December 15th 2022, 12:52pm
I missed out.
Citizen Astrodea.
The dial rotates anticlockwise in time with the stars, brilliant complication.


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