Since being established in 1881, Seiko has contributed to society with one revolutionary product after another - starting with the production of Japan’s first wristwatch in 1913 and including 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.
In 2001, in order to be better able to offer even more attractive products to consumers around the world, Seiko's watch division became an independent company, SEIKO WATCH CORPORATION.
Watches are our business. Through them, we seek to share our pleasure and pride in production, giving you pleasure and pride in possession, and adding a touch of enchantment to every precious moment.
► 1881 - 1959
Establishment of K.Hattori & Co., Ltd.,
► 1960 - 1969
World's first quartz watch SEIKO Astron introduced
► 1970 - 1979
Expand the worldwide network
► 1980 - 1989
SEIKO Kinetic made a debut
► 1990 - 1999
Introduction of Arctura and other international collections
► 2000 - now
Spring Drive - The quiet revolution
Sports Timing Activities
SEIKO's proud track record as an Official Timer dates back to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, when the world’s first comprehensive electronic timing system ushered in the era of quartz clocks. Since then SEIKO has been Official Timer for a total of six Olympics, summer and winter, each one a global showcase for SEIKO’s unique technical prowess. SEIKO continues to contribute to international cooperation and the promotion of sports by supporting measurement, timing and scoring with the latest technology in a wide range of events including track and field, swimming and winter sports.
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Seiko Watch Corporation follows the environmental philosophy laid out by Seiko Holdings Corporation and takes environmental protection into consideration in all its business activities.