A bit about Seiko timepieces
As a company, Seiko was established in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori, a 21-year-old brave entrepreneur at the time who opened a watch sales and repair shop in central Tokyo, Japan. In 1892, the brand began to produce clocks and its vision was to revolutionize the industry like never before.
Seiko’s strategy was to prioritize the quality of every new watch it made, as to always improve their own capacity of crafting one-of-a-kind timepieces. No wonder the word “Seiko,” is a Japanese word whose meaning relates to "exquisite" which also sounds very similar to the word used for "success".
Decades later, in 1913, Seiko made and released the Laurel. This model was the first wristwatch ever produced in Japan. Due to his brilliant innovative and entrepreneurial mind, Seiko’s founder Kintaro Hattori became known worldwide as the "King of watches in the East.”
Relying on its cutting-edge technology, Seiko introduced the world’s first TV watch in 1982 and a diver’s watch in 1990. Two decades later, in 2010, it launched an EPD (environmental product declaration) watch with an active matrix system.
Hattori’s revolutionary spirit, committed to evolution and concerned with quality lives on to this day in the skills of every Seiko watchmaker. And the brand continues to evolve through the years to provide its customers with the creme-de-la-creme when it comes to watch crafting technology.