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History

1881 Established K. Hattori, which later became Seiko Holdings Corporation.
1892 Founded Seikosha Clock Factory; started producing wall clocks.・・・1
1895 Produced pocket watches.
1913 Introduced Laurel, Japan's first wristwatch.・・・2
1924 Used SEIKO brand on watches.
1930 Produced Japan’s first camera shutters.・・・3
1932 Constructed The Wako Clock Tower, the familiar face of Ginza.
1949 K. Hattori & Co., Ltd. listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1953 Broadcasted Japan's first TV Commercial.・・・4
1960 Launched the first Grand Seiko・・・5
1964 Served as Official Timer of the Tokyo Olympic Games.・・・6
Seiko served at 5 Olympic Games thereafter.
1968 Introduced Japan’s first desktop computer.
1968 Introduced the world’s first quartz wall clocks for home use.
1969 Introduced Seiko Quartz Astron, the world's first quartz watch.・・・7
1970 Atomic U.H.F. Time System used as the official time for the 1970 Osaka Expo.・・・8
1973 Introduced the world’s first six-digit LCD watch.
1975 Launched Japan's first plastic optical lens.
1981 Opened The Seiko Institute of Horology, which later became The Seiko Museum.
1982 Introduced the world’s first TV watch.・・・9
1984 Introduced Pyramid Talk, the talking clock.・・・10
1984 Constructed Japan’s first large-sized marionette clock.
1985 Developed the world’s first automated ordering system for restaurants.・・・11
1987 Served as Official Timer of the IAAF World Championships in Rome; has timed all subsequent IAAF World Championships.・・・12
1988 Introduced the world’s first A.G.S. watch (later renamed as Kinetic).
1997 Introduced the world’s first back-surface progressive addition optical lens.
1999 Introduced the world’s first Spring Drive watch.・・・13
1999 Launched CREPiCO, Japan’s first wireless card payment system.・・・14
2004 Opened Shizukuishi Watch Studio, a fully-integrated production facility for mechanical watches.・・・15
2005 Developed mercury-free silver oxide batteries.
2006 Introduced the world’s first e-ink watch.
2007 Served as Official Timer of the Tokyo Marathon; has served at all subsequent Tokyo Marathons.
2012 Launched Seiko Astron, the world's first GPS solar watch.・・・16
2014 Introduced the world's first Satellite Radio Wave Clock Seiko Space Link

History of Seiko Holdings Group

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The Seiko Museum
1892 | Founded Seikosha Clock Factory; started producing wall clocks.

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1913 | Introduced Laurel, Japan's first wristwatch.

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1930 | Produced Japan’s first camera shutters.

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1953 | Broadcasted Japan's first TV Commercial.

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1964 | Served as Official Timer of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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1969 | Introduced “Seiko Quartz Astron," the world's first quartz watch.

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1970 | Atomic U.H.F. Time System used as the official time for the 1970 Osaka Expo.

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1982 | Introduced the world’s first TV watch.

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1984 | Introduced Pyramid Talk, the talking clock.

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1985 | Developed the world’s first automated ordering system for restaurants.

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1987 | Served as Official Timer of the IAAF World Championships in Rome; has timed all subsequent IAAF World Championships.

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1999 | Introduced the world’s first Spring Drive watch.

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1999 | Launched CREPiCO, Japan’s first wireless card payment system.

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2004 | Opened Shizukuishi Watch Studio, a fully-integrated production facility for mechanical watches.

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2012 | Launched “Seiko Astron,” the world's first GPS solar watch.

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History of Seiko Holdings Group

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1960 | Launched the first Grand Seiko

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