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A Proud History

KINTARO HATTORI, the founder of Seiko opens a shop selling and repairing clocks in central Tokyo.

Production of wall clocks begins.

Production of Seiko's first pocket watch.

The Laurel, the first wristwatch made in Japan by Seiko.

The launch of Grand Seiko marks the beginning of Seiko's pursuit of the 'ideal' watch, and sets a new standard of excellence.

Seiko serves as official timer of the Games of the 18th Olympiad, Tokyo. Seiko made new timing equipment for every sport, a total of 1,278 devices. The timing of the Games was flawless.

Seiko introduced Japan's first divers watch, water resistant to 150m and with self-winding capability.

Seiko achieves the highest ever score in the Geneva Chronometer Competition and is awarded the title "best mechanical wrist chronometer".

Introduction of the world's first automatic chronograph equipped with both vertical clutch and column wheel.

Introduction of the world's first quartz watch, the Seiko Quartz Astron.

Introduction of the world's first TV watch. It was recognised in the Guinness Book of Records.

Introduction of Seiko Kinetic, the first watch in the world to generate its own electricity from the movement of the wearer.

Introduction of Spring Drive, the first mechanical watch with glide motion timekeeping.

Introduction of Spring Drive Spacewalk, the world's first watch designed specifically for a spacewalk.

The new Seiko Astron GPS Solar – a watch that recognises and adjusts to your time zone.

Following 2014's introduction of the Astron GPS Solar Chronograph, 2015 sees the introduction of the Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time.