Ginza Atelier

Ginza Atelier

Ginza Atelier

An area on the 1st floor of Dream Square showing how wristwatches are made.
Observe the demonstrations of watch technicians, and view the tools on exhibit, which are the ones actually used in the Shizukuishi and Shiojiri ateliers. Experience the disassembly and assembly of a caliber on a tablet application.
This event is held twice every week.

Event Schedule

Artistry

An introduction to the technologies used in watchmaking is provided during the event.

組立てAssembly

01 Assembly

Assembling the movement, which represents the heart of mechanical watches.
See the miniscule parts of watches carefully assembled by hand with the use of assembly tools and microscopes.

Engraving

02 Engraving

Engraving is a technique for carving patterns on metal with the use of tool bits that resemble cutting tools.
Various patterns and designs are engraved onto the main movement plates and barrel bridges of wristwatches.

Comtemporary Master Craftsman

Demonstrations by current-day "Comtemporary Master Craftsman" by the Japanese goverment are carried out two to three times every month.
We hope you will come and see the masterful techniques of these craftsman.

Watchmaker Mr. Mamoru Sakurada

M.SAKURADA

Watchmaker
Mr. Mamoru Sakurada

The specialist of ultra-thin movement Caliber 68 series.

1965
Joined Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (presently SII) and was assigned to the movement assembly section.
1992
Assigned to a watchmaker specializing in the Caliber 68 series.
1993
Won the national watch repairing contest.
1999
Awarded the title of “Contemporary Master Craftsman” by the Japanese government.
2005
Received the “Medal with a Yellow Ribbon” from the Japanese Emperor.
Engraver Mr. Kiyoshi Terui

K.TERUI

Engraver
Mr. Kiyoshi Terui

The pioneer of Seiko’s shiny engraving.

1970
Joined Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. (presently SII).
1984
Engaged in luxury jewelry watch manufacturing.
1993
Certified as 1st grade in precious metal accessory manufacturing.
2002
Awarded the title of “Contemporary Master Craftsman” by the Japanese government.
2007
Received the “Medal with a Yellow Ribbon” from the Japanese Emperor.
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