There are a large variety of watches available today, and equally as many designer brands, with styles to suit every pocket and match each personality. Due to the fact that you can find a watch at as low as $10, most of us have at least a couple for different occasions such as work, the gym, or formal wear.
However, every so often we are attracted to a watch not because it tells the time but because it stands outs from the rest. This is true with Seiko watches, and let us explore together why.
How and When it All Started
In 1881, Kintaro Hattori established K.Hattori & Co. Ltd. Japan, which would later become Seiko Corporation. They started by manufacturing clocks first, then alarm clocks, and then table clocks, only to be followed by the first wrist watch in 1913. However, it was not until 1924 that the Seiko brand was used on a watch.
In 1955, the first self-winding Seiko watch was introduced, followed by quartz clocks, which served for broadcasting purposes and transistorized table clocks. By 1964, Seiko watches were invited to serve as the official timer to the Tokyo Olympic games held in Japan. This was repeated again in 1972 at the Sapporo Winter Olympic Games, which were also held in Japan. Seiko also served at several as official timer at several World Cup Soccer Championships such as Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Mexico, as well as at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.
Seiko watches were introduced in America in 1970, and were encountered with huge success, due to which they soon expanded around the world. Seiko watches also created a few firsts in their history, and a few of those are: the first LCD quartz watch with six digit digital display, the first quartz alarm display, the first multi functional digital watch, the first TV watch, first watch with sound recording capabilities, the first talking clock and the first automatic power generating quartz watch.
Why Choose a Seiko Watch?
It is simple really, because Seiko’s history speaks for itself. You want to choose a Seiko watch because it is reliable. It is trusted around the world at events that count precision in order to measure victory such as the Olympic games. They are also reasonably priced.
Seiko watches come in many different styles and designs. Their designs can also be specific to a sport or occupation such as scuba diving watches, which makes it easy to choose the one right for you.