Seiko History and Technology
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 as well as jewellery.
Seiko watches are available in various different categories to appeal to as broad a range of customers as possible. Some of the collections include Seiko Premier, Seiko Sportura, Seiko Velatura, Seiko Prospex, Seiko Coutura and Seiko Le Grand Sport.
Perhaps no other Seiko category stands out more than the Seiko Astron. Seiko Astron is the worlds first GPS solar powered watch. This is a watch that understands time zones and gives you accurate time, anywhere on earth. Once a day, Seiko Astron receives the time signal automatically and, on demand, connects to four or more of the GPS satellites that orbit the earth, thus pinpointing its position and identifying the time zone and the exact time. The hands adjust automatically to the correct local time with Atomic Clock precision.