Seiko: Japanese efficiency in the world of watch making.
Seiko watches might not be as famous as Rolex's, but that does not make them any less excellent, and their quality is on par to that of Rolex. Seiko started as a rather small company in the year 1881 when Kintaro Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop in the famous, luxurious area of Ginza, in Tokyo. The brand became popular rather fast thanks to their excellent usage of quartz: they invented the world's first quartz watch and a few years later, the world's first quartz chronograph. In the year 1980, Seiko rose to world fame by producing the first automatic quartz watch that combined the self-energizing power of an automatic watch and the accuracy of the quartz, and soon Seiko men’s watches and Seiko ladies watches became an icon in the watchmaking industry not only thanks to their efficiency and accuracy, but also to their beauty and sleek looks !
Some of the most popular Seiko models
Seiko has produced some models that went on to become extremely popular and well loved by the lovers of the brand, for example:
Seiko 5 sports series: The Seiko 5 is so popular that it has become one of Seiko's standard models. It is excellent for sports people as it is very durable thanks to a steel casing and bracelet, and as it is water resistant and self-winding.
Seiko presage: This model is a step up from the Seiko 5, with a more elaborate and elegant design and an urushi lacquer dial and a self-winding movement Some models have watch dial with power reserve indicators.
Seiko prospex: This beautiful watch originated as a submariner watch in the year 1968, and the design takes inspiration from the Prospex Land | Prospex Sky | Prospex Sea | Prospex Street and Prospex LX Line collectors
Seiko turtle: This submariner watch takes inspiration from a turtle's shell, and it is particularly resistant to scratches as the hardlex crystal is made from a material that is as resilient as sapphire !