Considering making their original timepiece in 1924, the title Seiko was synonymous with excellent craftsmanship, and Seiko watches are well famous worldwide for their outstanding design, elite performance, and heritage of fashion.
Initially founded in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori, a watch and jewelry store owner in the Ginza area of Tokyo, the business first started producing wallclocks in 1892 under the name Seikosha: Seiko is Japanese for”achievement”,”mini” or even”exquisite” and Sha means”home”. During the upcoming few decades, Seikosha climbed and started generating pocket watches and wristwatches, and in 1913 surfaced the Laurel, the initial timepiece ever created in Japan Raymond Weil. The first watches to be made under the title Seiko started appearing in 1924, also in 1964, Seiko watches made history by creating the world’s first quartz watch. The quartz watch phenomenon enabled Seiko to expand quickly. The business became known as the pioneer in timekeeping precision, and Seiko goods were frequently utilized to period major sporting events such as The World Cup, and the Olympic Games.
Seiko is also famous for using technology that is innovative. In the first days in the Seiko history, Kintaro realized the significance of having in-house components and motion production so as to keep ahead of contests. With the construction of its original balance wheel in 1910 and the initial dial in 1913, Seiko has since developed an exceptional line of mechanical and quartz watches such as the Seiko automatic Chronometer collection, the Bell-Matic, using a mechanical alert, the luxury Credo, King Seiko, along with also the Grand Seiko lines. Seiko’s Kinetic watches account for the vast majority of the organization’s watch revenue since it unites the self-energizing feature of an automatic watch with quartz precision, and recharges itself completely from the power and motion of the wearer. By today Seiko has 6 different Kinetic moves including the Seiko Kinetic Auto Relay. It’s an energy saving feature at which it hibernates if not used and warms up to 4 decades after the suitable moment. The newest technological advancement in Seiko is that the Seiko Spring Drive released in 1999. Spring Drive is a mechanical watch with all the precision of a quartz watch. The mainspring from the Spring Drive forces a rotor whose electric output signal induces a quartz crystal to exude a reference signal that modulates the rate where the mainspring unwinds. It has a power reserve of 72 hours, among the greatest amongst all watches.