Seiko

Asian Geographic - - Celebratin­g Outstandin­g Brands In Asia -

Seiko made its pi­o­neer­ing achieve­ment in 1913 when the first wrist­watch in Ja­pan made its de­but. Its con­tin­u­ous growth led to the cre­ation of the brand’s first Ja­panese diver’s watch in 1965. It is water­proof to a depth of 150 me­tres and was ini­tially des­ig­nated for use by the 8th Ja­panese Antarc­tic Re­search Ex­pe­di­tion. Seiko achieved a mile­stone in 1969 when cal. 6139, the world’s first au­to­matic chrono­graph watch equipped with both ver­ti­cal clutch and col­umn wheel, was in­tro­duced. In the same year, the world’s first quartz watch, the Seiko Quartz Astron, was launched.

FOUNDER: KINTARO HAT­TORI PHOTO: SEIKO WATCH COR­PO­RA­TION

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