After two decades of mastering the clock technology - starting with the production of Japan’s first wristwatch in 1913 under the name Seikosha. The watches went under the name Seiko starting in 1924.
Not only did Seiko master the wristwatch, but in 1929, Seiko pocket watch was appointed as Japan National Railway's official Railway Watch. In 1956 Seiko produced the first self-winding wristwatch made in Japan as well as the creation of the world’s first quartz watch in 1969.
Seiko has also been the official timekeeper at many international sporting events since the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964. Seiko has been privileged to share moments of tremendous excitement with athletes and spectators worldwide.
Today, while watches 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.