It was in 1881 that Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko, opened the company K. Hattori. Seiko introduced Japan's first domestically produced watch in 1913 and continuously developed its in-house technologies. By pursuing ever higher levels of technology and quality, Seiko introduced the world's first quartz watch in 1969. This product marked a drastic improvement in accuracy and was a significant milestone in the history of watches.
After this development, many watches containing unique mechanisms have been introduced, including “Kinetic” that is powered by the movement of the wearer's arm, and “Spring Drive” that provides a level of precision at least five times greater than any other spring-powered watch.
Aside from timepieces, Seiko has developed electronic devices that have become indispensable components of the latest digital products, system equipment that makes full use of network technologies, optical lenses and camera shutters that optimize inherent precision processing technologies, and other epoch-making products in a wide range of fields.
The Seiko Holdings Group is now expanding its global operations in six business fields: electronic devices, eyewear, watches, clocks, retail and sports and health products. Irrespective of the times, and in all our businesses, our unchanging goal is to provide customers with safety and satisfaction based on “reliable quality.”
Each and every one of our staff members keeps in mind that “reliable quality” is our best means of communication with our customers, and is determined to provide people in Japan and around the world with reliable products and services.