Seiko Watches-The History-The Quality & The Deals

Seiko Watches-The History-The Quality & The Deals

Sam Ammouri

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A little Seiko History

Since the very beginning in 1881 , Seiko watches has made all its quality timepieces in-house. From handcrafting the oil that is used to lubricate the watches to creating the luminous compounds used on the hands and the dials, Seiko remains dedicated to seikocarefully crafting the perfect watch. Keep reading to discover the journey of innovative design and superior detailed craftsmanship that is the backbone of the Seiko watch brand.

The company started in 1881 in Tokyo, Japan. However, it wasn’t until 1892 that founder Kintaro Hattori began producing watches under the name Seikosha. Derived from the Japanese word meaning “exquisite,” Seiko watches began with only 15 staff members producing simple wall clocks.

In or around 1964, Seiko was the official timekeeper for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Using a quartz clock, Seiko revolutionized sports timekeeping and has been a prominent part of sporting events ever since.

Seiko transformed the watch industry with the first production quartz watch in 1969. The Astron cost the same as a new car and gave Seiko the leverage it needed to compete with established Swiss watchmakers.

Even though Seiko watches ranged in price, the Astron was the priciest luxury watch Seiko ever created. Today, Seiko watches cost anywhere between $45 to $600,000.

In 1977, Seiko watches made their big-screen debut. Worn by actor Roger Moore in four James Bond 007 films, stylish Seiko watches would be seen once more in 1983 when Sean Connery sported one in “Never Say Never Again.” Movie.

The company’s first kinetic watch marked another milestone for the company in 1988. In an attempt to be more environmentally friendly, Seiko watches introduced a line of kinetic watches that eliminate the need for a battery by using the user’s movements to charge the watch.

These watches still account for a large portion of Seiko watch sales and feature the convenience of an automatic watch with precision quartz accuracy.

In 2005, Seiko introduced a new way to tell time. Touted as a revolution in watchmaking, the Seiko spring drive is a new movement that provides 72 hours of power compared to 40 hours for mechanical watches.

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