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Seiko’s ‘World’s Firsts’

1963

AM Radio Wave Control Clock

1964

Quartz Clock 'Crystal Chronometer QC950'

1968

Quartz Wall Clock for Home Use

1969

Quartz Watch 'Quartz Astron'

Automatic Chronograph with Day and Date 'Caliber 6139'

1970

Wave Controlled Clock System installed in Osaka Worldexpo 1970

Development of CMOS IC for Quartz Watches

1972

Development of 8 Bit Microprocessor with Intel and LSI Desktop PC

1973

Digital Quartz Watch with 6 Digits 'Quartz LC V.F.A (06LC)'

1974

Quartz Dress Watch

1975

First Diver's Watch to use Titanium as Case Material 'Professional Diver 600m'

Multi-Function Digital Quartz Watch

Development of PLL CMOS IC for Citizen's Band

Development of Quartz Clock LSI for Record Player

1977

Thin Clock Movement 27 Series, First to work One Year on AA Battery

1978

LCD World Time Pocket Alarm Clock

1982

TV Watch

Thermal Transfer Copier 'CH5201'

1983

Voice Recording Watch 'Voice Note'

Analog Quartz Chronograph 'Speed Master'

Clock to Announce Time with synthesized Voice 'Pyramid Talk'

1984

Wristwatch with Computer 'Ude Com'

Synthsized Voice Alarm Clock 'Doki Doki Series'

1985

Development of Restaurant Ordering System

Progressive Optical Lens for Indoorl Use 'Seiko Senior 50'

1986

Saturation Diving Watch 'Professional Diver 1000m' using Outer Case in Ceramic

1988

Automatic Energy Generating Watch 'AGS' (renamed Kinetic at later stage)

1989

Minus Power Aspheric Single Vision Lens 'Seiko Super MX'

1990

Diver's Watch installed with Diving Table and Depth Meter 'Dive Master'

Line Thermal Printer working on 5 volt

A3 Size Multi Hard Copier

Aspheric Progressive Lens 'Seiko P-1Genius'

1991

Quartz Watch with Perpetual Calendar Function

1992

Full-text electronic dictionary

1994

Development of Shock Proof Momory Controller for Audio Equipment

1995

Wrist Computer for Pulse Training 'Pulsegraph'

1997

Back Surface Progressive Lens 'Seiko P-1 Genius'

In Water Back-up Video System for Race Swimming *

1998

Perpetual Calendar Watch with Ultra Sonic Motor

Double Sided Aspheric Design Single Vision Lens 'Seiko SSV-AZ'

Digital Filter for High Resolution Audio Equipment

1999

Watch Working on Spring and Precise as Quartz 'Spring Drive'

False Start Detecting system with Auto Recall Function *

2002

In Water Lap Counter Display for Race Swimming *

2003

Wristwatch Style PHS Phone

2004

Clip Style Tuner

2005

Wave Controlled Watch covering 3 Areas 'World Time Solar'

2006

Watch with E-Ink Display 'Spectrum'

2010

Watch Specifically Developed for Use in Outer Space 'Spring Drive Spacewalk'

Wave Controlled Solar Watch with Active Matrix E-Inc Display

''Seiko Pursuit EV' Optical Lens with 'Corridor Shifting Function design'

Video Distance Measurement System (VDM) for Long and Triple Jump *

2011

''Seiko A Zone' Single Vision Lens with 'Zone Design'

2012

GPS Solar Watch 'Seiko Astron'

''Seiko Pursuit PV' Progressive Lens with 'Cross Surface Design'

2013

Quartz Metronome with Remote Controller

2014

Satellite Wave Controlled Clock for Home Use 'Seiko Space Link'

  • * Based on internal investigation
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