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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    Quote Originally Posted by Laso1 View Post
    Great Post. I should be there for a few days in June, you've got me even more excited about the trip.
    Tokyo is a watch collector's paradise. There's a watch store that just opened a week ago in Jiyugaoka, Jiyugaoka Isseido. (I haven't been yet, but that won't last long.) It's just across the street from the Jiyugaoka station main entrance: http://www.isseido.co.jp. Like many watch stores in Tokyo, you'll find various brands under one roof, including Breitling, Seiko, Franck Muller, Harry Winston, Zenith and others.

    My new favorite Tokyo watch store is this collective in Ginza: Elevator to Watch Heaven

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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    Thanks for posting this and letting us live vicariously through you, OP. Love these type of threads.
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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    @leong33, you're welcome Sir. You are right, just seeing jdm watches and bringing home brochures are enough fun already for us Seikoholics. It is my second visit and looking forward on the next already ;)

    @Laso1, better do your homework. Not sure if akable is a forum member here, he is on TOFs. His write ups on watch hunting in Japan is what my short hunt is based upon. His was a lot though and I couldn't find the rest

    @6R15, you're welcome Sir. I too love seeing these kind of threads regarding Japan watch hunts. Read too much I passed up on going to the Seiko Museum twice already as I already felt I have toured inside the museum already


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    Stunning watch. Looks fantastic on you.

    Loved reading about your trip to Japan. Sounds like you and the family had a fun time. I plan to take my kids there when theyre a bit older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingma15 View Post
    Stunning watch. Looks fantastic on you.

    Loved reading about your trip to Japan. Sounds like you and the family had a fun time. I plan to take my kids there when theyre a bit older.

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    Yup, had a blast.. except for the last two days when my arthitis attacked

    My 3yr old couldn't be much happier. She withstood the cold climate more than us. May 11yr old, well almost a teenager so she said she had fun but wanted to go back

    Definitely worth visiting country with kids. Very friendly people, tourists friendly, and well planned and convenient train system


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    I just landed in Tokyo few hours ago so will also be on the lookout for a vintage or a jdm seiko. First stop BIC camera...
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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    Quote Originally Posted by jasd View Post
    I just landed in Tokyo few hours ago so will also be on the lookout for a vintage or a jdm seiko. First stop BIC camera...
    Don't forget Nakano Broadway for vintage. Go through not just purely watch stores but also vintage stuff, they have watches too ;)


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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    Sorry to hear about your arthritis kicking in during this trip...what triggered it, the cold weather? I have been diagnosed with suffering from osteoarthritis complications so I can sympathize. As an aside, 200 mg Celebrex daily works wonders for me, I have also used and benefited from low dosage Maloxicam


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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    Thanks for sharing, looks like a great trip! The Grand Seiko looks great, I like the models with the crown guards.
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    Re: A Trip to Tokyo

    @shakin_jake, I think it was the very cold weather as it went as low as 0-1degree celcius while we were there. Ate too much sashimi too at Genki Sushi before the attack, does sashimi have too much uric acid? My friend told me it triggered my gout attack. I'm also taking celecoxib 200mg whenever i feel the pain will be starting and it won't push through the next day. I don't take it daily as the doctor and pharmacist told me it is dangerous for the liver. Chili eating helps too I think. I eat too much bad food like pork fats, internal organs, etc. and my gout arthritis attacks on a twice a year average.

    Really regret not taking meds with me on a trip, as I could've bought a few more affordables last two days of our trip :)

    @stewham, thanks! Looking forward on the next one. Actually didn't know the model of this GS but the dial was so mesmerizing and when we came back to the apartment (airbnb) I researched and was so amazed by the 9F movement, it got me sold :)


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