_Seiko _is the Japanese word for "exquisite" and what better word is there to describe this brand's timepieces? Seiko's wide range of watches is the result of years of careful work and perfection. This dedication to quality shows in its impressive sports-focused collection.
Started by 22-year-old Kintaro Hattori in Japan, Seiko has grown and evolved to become a globally recognized watch and tech brand giant. Seiko watches are known for their premium quality and high-tech features. From the brand's popular high-performance diver's watches like the Seiko 5 Dark Blue Diver's Watch to the classically elegant Chronograph Beige Dial in burgundy leather, Seiko consistently impresses adventurers everywhere.
In 1881, at the age of 22, Kintaro Hattori opened a clock and watch repair shop in Central Tokyo, Japan. Eleven years later, as his business grew, he expanded to establish the Seikosha factory where he produced the brand's first clocks. Looking to expand his current portfolio, Kintaro created the brand's very first pocket watch, which he called the Timekeeper. This was a turning point for the company, as it would eventually lead Hattori to develop the Laurel, Japan's very first wristwatch. Since then, Seiko watches have never stopped pushing the boundaries of technological innovation.
By the 1960s, Seiko had practically become a household name in the watchmaking industry, and for good reason. On Christmas day in 1969, Seiko unveiled the world's first quartz watch—the Seiko Quartz Astron. It was a chronograph like no other, with accuracy and precision that were unrivaled at the time. Needless to say, Seiko had sparked horology's love of quartz. In the 1970s, the brand introduced further revolutionary timepieces, like the LCD Quartz Watch caliber 0614 and 0634, a multi-functional digital watch with a chronograph. That era also saw the Professional Diver's 600m, a diver's watch with a titanium case that was another world first. Fast forward to 1999 and the brand continued to push watchmaking boundaries with the creation of its unique Spring Drive technology, used in spring-driven luxury mechanical watches to provide precise quartz accuracy. That same year, Seiko also came out with the Ultimate Kinetic Chronograph, which featured a stopwatch function.
Seiko watches are an homage to the watchmaking industry's time-honored tradition of never-ending innovation. The Seiko 5 Dark Blue Diver's Watch features a stainless steel case, a blue and red stainless steel unidirectional rotating bezel, a 40-hour power reserve, and water-resistance up to 100 meters. Sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers can find their perfect timepiece with the brand's Prospex series. The Seiko Prospex Chronograph Black Dial Men's Watch has a stainless steel case and bracelet, fixed black and silver-tone bezel, power reserve indicator, and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Another notable piece from this series is the Prospex Automatic Green Dial Men's Watch, with a stainless steel case and attractive green nylon strap. It's an analog watch with luminescent hands and markers, as well as scratch-resistant hardlex crystal.
From its humble beginnings in Japan to its worldwide success as a watch industry giant, Seiko has remained steadfast in its commitment to delivering luxury timepieces with high-performance accuracy. These sophisticated yet durable pieces are athletic, well-designed, and as ready for adventure as the people who wear them.