The story of Seiko began in 1881 in central Tokyo. Today, after more than 140 years of innovation, Kintaro Hattori’s company is still dedicated to perfection.  


Seiko was founded in 1881 in Japan and has an incredibly rich history of watchmaking.


The story of Seiko began in 1881, when a 21 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Eleven years later, in 1892, he established the 'Seikosha' factory. In 1913 Kintaro made the first Made in Japan wristwatch, in a time where pocketwatches were the norm. It wasn't until 1924 when the first watch under the name Seiko came to be, after an earthquake caused the Seikosha headquarters to burn down. Rising from the ashes of this disaster, was Seiko. Seiko continued to be the first in Japan in watchmaking, they produced the first chronograph watch in 1964, and the first diving watch in 1965.

Modern Times

Most notably, Seiko was the first in the world to introduce the quartz watch, which, as we know, changed the watch industry completely. Seiko has always been a frontrunner regarding watch inovation, even introducing watches such as a TV watch, voice recorder watch and a computer function watch. In 1998 they returned to their roots with their first mechanical timepiece in twenty years. Innovations such as the, unique to Seiko, Spring Drive technology continued to secure their legacy of leadership in the watchindustry.

Why buy a Seiko watch?

SeriousWatches is proud to be an authorised dealer of Seiko watches. As Seiko is a true pioneer in the watchindustry we are extremely happy to be able to show you the beauty of their creations. Seiko is one of the few companies capable of producing a wide range of top quality designs, throughout different price ranges, all the while using their own movements, factories and not deviating from their design DNA and embracing innovation. Be part of watchmaking history with a Seiko watch. We are happy to recieve you in our showroom and show you the beauty in person.

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