A Brief History
Although the Seiko name was adopted in 1924 with the introduction of its first wrist watch, the company was actually founded 43 years earlier by a clockmaker in Tokyo's Ginza District. Applauded for its accuracy and craftsmanship, the Seiko watch became a resounding success and by 1938, demand for the timepieces pushed yearly production to well over one million watches. Dedicated to technology advancement and precise manufacture, the Seiko Company has repeatedly staked its reputation on performance, acting as the Official Timer of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Sapporo, Barcelona, Lillihammer, and Nagano. Seiko's many design innovations include the worlds fist quartz watch, the worlds fist LCD quartz watch with six digit display, and the worlds first intelligent analog quartz watch with alarm an timer function. In 1992, with the introduction of the kinetic design, once again Seiko rewrote the state of art. The Seiko Kinetic collection is a line of quartz watches that are electrically unworn for three days, thus conserving energy. With a few shakes of the wearers wrist, it wakes up and resets itself to the exact time. Other trend-setting multifunctional watches by Seiko include the Perpetual Calendar series which automatically reset their date settings for the next 100 years; the Chronograph collection with the dual stopwatch features; the Legrande Sport series, a classic combination of contemporary European design and functionality; and the Ladies Jewelry Collection, an elegant marriage of versatility and style.