Established in 1881, Seiko has continuously built upon its precision, reliability and excellence in advancing technology reputation. Seiko was founded by 22 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori who opened a shop selling and repairing watches in Tokyo.
Just 11 years later, Hattori bought a disused factory in Tokyo and Seikosha was born. This brand started by producing wall clocks, moving on to the first pocket watch in 1895. After the Great Kanto Earthquake struck the Seikosha factory was completely burnt down, meaning they had to start again. Thus Seiko was born. In 1923 they produced their first Seiko brand watch.
Since then Seiko has been responsible for a variety of firsts. These include the first Japanese’s Divers Watch, the first Quartz watch, the first divers watch and many more.
It’s easy to see from this brands heritage why they are so popular. Their interesting heritage makes Seiko a brand you can really trust and rely on. Find out more about their fascinating history here.
In the words of their founder…
“New look back, look forward, step forward even if only half a step at a time, knowing how to be flexible in order to accept changes, be sincere.”