A Walk Through Seiko Watches History

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Despite the advent of new and modern watch brands, the availability of Seiko watches online have renewed enthusiasm for one of the most enduring watch brands in the industry. Originally from Japan, Seiko is best known for its quartz watches that are lower priced. But did you know that the Seiko brand dates back to the late 19th century?

 

 

To help you appreciate Seiko watches online even more, here is a rundown of the most notable watch models from the brand:

 

Seikosha Timekeeper

 

This is the first model of Seiko watches to ever be released. It was released into the market in 1895! The Seiko founder was only 21 years old when he founded the brand and partnered with an engineer when he was 31 years old to build a Seiko watch factory. The first model, a pocket watch, was released in 1895. Check out http://www.hsjewellers.com.au/collections/seiko-astron

 

Seiko Laurel

 

The next model was released in 1913 and the first wristwatch from the brand. Eventually, wrist watches had outpaced the pocket watch, almost rendering it obsolete by this time. The production was rather slow at this point since the manufacturers had to import the components needed to make this watch.

 

First Seiko Watch

 

In 1924, the first official Seiko watch was launched! A year before that, the Seikosha factory was destroyed by an earthquake and causing a halt in production. But the factory quickly rebuilt itself and produced this 24.2-mm watch using nickel and made with 7-jewel movement.

 

Seiko Marvel

 

Before the arrival of modern Seiko watches online, there was Seiko Marvel. This model was released in 1956 and is noted as the epoch-making watch in the history of Seiko’s watch-making brand. This is the first model that was fully designed in-house. This is also when Seiko introduced the “Diashock” shock absorption system that was superior to the earlier models released by the brand.

 

First Grand Seiko

 

The release of the first Grand Seiko was in 1960; at the time of its release, it was named by Seiko as the “best in the world”. The mechanical movement and gold-filled case are just a few of the notable features of this new watch that Seiko promises would be the standard for newer watches at that time.

 

Seiko Crown Chronograph

 

Released in 1964, this was the first chronograph watch that was released not just by Seiko, but in all of the industry. Hence, it is one of the icons from the brand.

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Seiko Diver’s 150M

 

To continue on its path for innovation that had consumers wanting to buy Seiko watches, they also introduced their first dedicated diver’s watch in 1965. This was the first diver’s watch made from Japan and is water resistant up to 1,100 meters. A new version was eventually introduced in 1986 that increased the water resistance.

 

A few other notable models released by the brand over the years include 1969’s Seiko 5 Sports Speed Timer, 1969’s Seiko Quartz Astron, 1988’s Seiko AGS Kinetic, and 2008’s Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk. Would you like to get your own Seiko watches online? Go to https://www.hsjewellers.com.au/ wherein you will find a wide range of models and other brands of watches and jewelleries.

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