100 years of Seiko Watches


It’s been 100 years since Seiko introduced its first wristwatch. A watch company that has definitely changed the way we look at time with its innovative technologies. They were the first company to introduce the power of Kinetic movement or “Auto Quartz” in watches.

It was in 1913 that Seiko produced Japan’s very first wristwatch, the Laurel. To celebrate this honorable 100th anniversary of Seiko watchmaking, a reception was held on June 6th at the Ginza Wako, department store retailer in Tokyo, Japan. Shinji Hattori, president and CEO, expressed great appreciation to all guests by looking back on Seiko’s 100 year history. Special guest, Mr. Yuichiro Miura, who because the oldest person to reach the top of Mt. Everest at 80 years old, also attended this reception just after his return from Mt. Everest. Mr. Miura showed off his Seiko Prospex Landmaster Miura Everest 2013, which had been developed to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. Some of the historical watches such as the Laurel and the Quartz Astron, the world’s first quartz watch introduced in 1969 were also on display. [Source: Seiko]

See our Seiko Watch Collection online here.


About Jewelry Warehouse

Jewelry Warehouse is a locally owned jewelry store that has 2 locations located in Columbia SC. We have been voted best jewelry store by the State newspaper – the largest paper in SC, for 22 years in a row. Originally founded in 1969, George Satterfield started the Jewelry Warehouse. It was his vision to always get quality jewelry but to price lower than traditional jewelry stores. After 40 years his vision has continued even after his death in 2005. With the growth and development of the internet, the plan is stronger than ever as not only does The Jewelry Warehouse still offer the best price and quality in SC, it now has the best pricing in the United States! People from California to New York now can get jewelry that is sold in the cities for significantly more, at South Carolina pricing. With a satisfaction Guarantee, buying from Jewelry Warehouse gives people everywhere a risk free opportunity to try us and save on quality merchandise.
This entry was posted in Jewelry, Jewelry History, Jewelry News, Watches and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.