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Seiko Number 2 Catalogue Supplement (1967)
The Seiko 1967 no. 2 supplement catalogue
For subscribers who have recently joined - thank you! Apologies for being a day late this week - I usually try to get articles in this series published and emailed out on a Tuesday.
Comprised of updated versions of the articles originally published on TGSG website, I am posting scans of the 1960’s and 1970’s Seiko catalogues in chronological order, featuring the Grand Seikos that appeared in the publications.
Many of the earliest examples of these catalogues are now extremely rare indeed - so rare in fact, that when I first published my article on this one, not even the Seiko Museum in Tokyo had an original copy, and I was reliant on a photocopy I had taken of their photocopy when writing about it for the first time back in February of 2019.
Since then, I have managed to complete my set of all the catalogues from 1966 through to 1975 that feature Grand Seikos, save for three of the “Special Luxury Catalogues”, of which I only have scans kindly provided by the museum.
As with the previous year, an update to the main catalogue was published that introduced watches added to the range during the course of the year.
Those who read the earlier article on the supplement to the first catalogue will be relieved to hear that things are a lot simpler this time around, with just a single new reference introduced to the Grand Seiko range.
Grand Seiko 4420-9000
The 4420-9000, or 44GS, of course will need no introduction - it is arguably “the” iconic vintage Grand Seiko, and introduced design elements that are still adhered to to this day. However, as we shall see over the coming weeks, many of those same elements so strictly adhered to nowadays, were arguably rather transitory back in the 1960’s.
There are two different dial variants of the 44GS in steel, but there is no question that this is the more desirable - by quite some margin. Last year, I was fortunate enough to have pass through my hands what is without question the finest example of this reference that I have ever seen, and now seems as good an excuse as any to reproduce a photo of that watch -
In the gallery below is a scan of the single page of this catalogue that features a Grand Seiko.