The history of Seiko is a story of innovation beginning in 1881. From the very start, Kintaro Hattori was determined to be at the forefront of the industry and his oft-repeated credo was that "Seiko should always be a step ahead of the others."
From the day in 1895 that he made that first pocket watch, he put Seiko in the lead and, thanks to a continuous tream of industry-leading innovations over the decades, the company has never relinquished it's position as a world leader in the technology of time.
The secret of Seiko's success lies in it's determination to innovate in every area of the watchmaker's art. Thanks to this breadth of expertise, Seiko has found synergies between technolgies that have spurred further innovations. Today, Seiko is a true 'manufacture' making it's own components, from advanced IC's to balance springs, and it is the only 'manufacture' with four watchmaking technologies: mechanical, quartz, Kinetic and Spring Drive.
Seiko still dreams of adventures in time and continues to expand the limits of watchmaking, using the synergy of it's four technologies and a dedication to the vision of it's founder to make pioneering discoveries and advances that will enchant future generations of watch lovers.