Its Spring Time

Japanese watch nut Seiya Kobayashi has an interesting new Seiko model on his website.

While the dial and case design looks like a dogs dinner, the spring drive at the heart of the watch is an interesting answer to the question of making a mechanical watch as accurate as a quartz watch.

I contributed an explanation of how it works to Wikipedia here.

Each movement is hand made by one of 10 trained technicians, which the main reason why it costs an eye-watering 2,598USD so don’t expect down Ernest Jones or H Samuel just yet.