The history of Seiko began in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori opened a shop in Ginza to repair and sell timepieces. In 1913, his company produced Japan’s first wristwatch, the Laurel, and has advanced the art of watchmaking in the ensuing years through both technology and craft.
Kintaro Hattori opened a shop in Ginza to sell timepieces in 1881, thus beginning the history of
Seiko. His company produced Japan’s first wristwatch in 1913 and has since advanced the art of
watchmaking through both technology and craft.
The latest Speedtimer chronograph takes inspiration from Seiko’s first stopwatch designed for timing winter sports. As the official timing device at a major sporting event held in Sapporo in 1972, the original stopwatch’s features were tailored for winter conditions.