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.
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