Seiko was established in 1881 and wasted no time before the company began to contribute to the world with one amazing product after another. The first Seiko "revolution" was the production of Japan's first wristwatch in 1913. Seiko has also been the official timekeeper of many international sporting events, beginning with the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Seiko has been privileged to share moments of tremendous excitement with athletes and spectators worldwide.
Seiko has gone through many stages to reach the world-renowned state it is at now. In 1881, the company began to produce high-quality watches. Then, in 1882, Seiko produced it's first wall clock. The company saw changes and growth at the turn of the century with such products as alarm clocks, table clocks, and musical clocks. The year 1958 saw Japan's first self-winding wrist watch come into existance. Another milestone was the creation of Seiko Astron, the world's first quartz watch in 1969. In fact, a replica of this very watch has been on display within the halls of the smithsonian since 1999. Too many wonderful accomplishments to list, Seiko has truly delighted the international community since their humble beginnings till today.
While watches and clocks remain the heart of Seiko’s business, its technological expertise in micro-engineering, metallurgy, and mechatronics has caused the company to expand into many diverse fields including camera components, other precision instruments, eyeglasses, jewelry, as well as sports and toiletry products. Seiko. A product to be proud of.