Seiko Watches – Short History


Seiko Holdings Corporation or more commonly known as Seiko is a Japanese watch company. About 130 years ago, in 1881 Kintaro Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop in Tokyo, Japan. In 1982 he began to create clocks under the name of Seikosha. The word Seiko means in Japanese: “minute”, “success” and “exquisite”.

The company produced its first watch under the Seiko brand in 1924. Afterward, the company developed the first quartz watch called Astron. When it was first released on the market, this watch costed the same as a medium-sized car. The watches and clocks designed under this brand are recognized leaders in timekeeping. They are often used as official timekeepers for major sports events including FIFA World Cup (1978, 1982, 1986 and 1990) and the Olympic Games.

The brand is best known for its wristwatches more than for anything else. The company uses only advanced technology and all their watches and movements are entirely in – house made. Seiko factories produce even the minor details of a watch such as oils used to lubricate the watches and the luminous compounds used on the hands.

With the passing of time, these watches have become more and more appealing if this is even possible. The company has adapted its products to the consumers’ needs and has revolutionized the meaning of a watch. It has created the first quartz digital watch, the modern Spring Drive Chronograph Technology. In 1973 it introduced the world’s first six digit quartz watch, in 1984 it created the first watch with computer functions and many more inventions of this kind.

The company is known to not having released watch lines in all the regions or only in Asia. If you are worried that you would get the Seiko model that you want, you shouldn’t be. There are websites that deliver all the models that you wish to purchase.

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