Citizen Eco Drive – Wrist Watches

Citizen Eco Drive – Wrist Watches

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A Brief Glance Into The History Of Seiko Watches

Japan is thought to start copy western technology after WWII and applied it in their own technology. This thought might be true, however there is a fact that need to be considered. In 1881, a jewelry shop was openned in Tokyo by Kintaro Hattori and clocks started to be produced in 1892 under the brand name of Seikosha.


This was the start of what is today the Seiko Group, consisting of ‘Seiko Corporation’, ‘Seiko Instruments Inc’ and the ‘Seiko Epson Corporation’.


Today, Seiko Corporation produces among other things: watches, glasses, jewelery, semiconductors, precision instruments, safety razors etc…


A few milestones of Seiko watchmaking are:

1895, start of the production of pocket watches.

1913, first wristwatches for the Japanese market.

1924, first wristwatches with the brand ‘Seiko’.

1955, production of automatic winding watches for Japanese market starts.

1963, introduction of the first quartz driven portable stopwatch.

1969, production of the first quartz wristwatch.

1973, first LCD quartz wristwatch.

1988, first quartz driven watch powered by automatic generators.

1997, Seiko introduces the ‘Kinetic’ driven quartz system.

2005, Seiko introduces ‘Spring Drive’, a mechanical automatic watch with quartz regulation.


In October 2008, Richard Garriott, a well known video game designer and adventurer, was the sixth private space explorer in history visiting the International Space Station, wearing a special designed Seiko watch, the Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk. Unfortunately the planned spacewalk did not take place. But the watch was used in the Space Station.


However, the first automatic watch known to be used in space was also a Seiko, the 6139-6002. It was the astronaut William R. Pogue who took this watch to Skylab 4 in 1974. As his private watch. Astronauts are allowed to take some private stuff with them into space and a lot of them use their own watches next to the official provided watches by NASA.


As you can see, Seiko has been very innovative and uses new technology to improve their products.


Today Seiko produces watches, ranging from good quality affordable mechanical watches (Seiko 5), quartz driven watches, divers, dress watches, sports watches, etc.. up to the luxury ‘Grand Seiko’ with Spring Drive technology.


Do you like to have one? Look at eBay and use the search engines on the internet. You will not be disappointed.


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Working with the methodology of institutional critique, scholars identify micro-level policy texts that give their local institution its rhetorical and material shape and that govern the daily activities of its members.

Of course, the extent to which shared governance among faculty, administrators, and trustees marks the policymaking process varies significantly across the range of academic institutions in which scholars work, and scholars must clearly understand their school’s established policymaking structures as they work to pinpoint “places where writing can be deployed to promote change” (Porter et al. 631).

In short, language scholars must identify points of leverage through which they can compose broad-based appeals to the institution’s key policymakers that make commitment to language diversity a core element driving the school’s research, teaching, and service activities.

A few examples here can illustrate how compositionists might use institutional critique to create a deeper disciplinary and communal commitment to linguistic diversity, in the name not only of a more efficient military but also of a more robust democracy.

As Pratt has noted, public schools and universities might use federal funding from the NSLI to develop programs in Mandarin Chinese or Arabic when the surrounding community faces a more pressing need to develop professionals who can serve the local population through bilingualism in English and Vietnamese.

Institutional critique prompts scholars to identify policy texts within their own universities and colleges that, through either top-down or bottom-up writing and revision, could redirect institutional practices toward valuing local language resources and addressing local language needs.

A university’s strategic plan and their trustees’ public agenda could be two such texts that shape institutional activities in top down fashion.

Among their many rhetorical functions, these two texts, particularly at land-grant and metropolitan institutions, articulate how the school fulfills its responsibility to serve the public interest. English scholars can work with their colleagues in the foreign languages to argue for the school’s strategic plan and the trustees’ public agenda to be written in ways that define “the public” not as an assumed linguistically homogeneous population, but rather as a heterogeneous community reflecting the linguistic diversity present within it.

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Making Friends With Second-hand Watches

At present, if you make an investigation, you will find that many people would like to buy the second-hand watches, especially the rich. And you can see the market transaction of used watches has come back.

Some people want to buy a famous and durable watch. However, they can’t afford it as it is too expensive for them. As a result, the market transaction of second-hand watches can satisfy them, because many kinds of used watches are waiting for them. If we go into the market, what surprises us is that some watches look quite new. Why? Because some people just “play” with watches. In fact, they don’t use them for time but just for fashion. When the watch is outdated, they may sell it out and buy another new one. On the other hand, people who buy the used ones don’t care about their fashion but their inside machine parts. So they can buy a watch of high cost performance and save some money.

Value of collecting
Some merchants’ hobbies are collecting watches. In their opinions, these watches have the potential of increment soon after they are bought in a low price. And the more famous the brand of watch is, the more potential of increment it has, and the more value it has. Nowadays the increment of well-known watches can range from 5 percent to 15 percent per year in the world. So people regard it as an investment of financing.

What tips of collecting second-hand watches should we have? Which kind of watch should be invested? For example, we can invest the antique watches which have special historical and technical value, the luxurious ones which are designed as jewellery, and the vogue ones. Besides, the ones which have special shapes as well as long history are worth collecting.

In a word, the second-hand watches have their own value. Why not go to buy or collect one?