100 years of Seiko Watches

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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]

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