Seiko Watches have ruled the world ever since 1881. These watches have not got the status of a luxury watch but they are very popular watches. Here are some interesting facts about these watches. The company was founded by a clock repairman in Tokyo, Japan. He was Kintaro Hatorri who started Seiko line of business as a jewelry and watch manufacturing shop. Now his great grandson leads Seiko Watches that has become a major brand name.
The name Seiko means success and minute in Japanese. It has to be mentioned here that Seiko Watches have been very successful for all these years with their minute details that they have incorporated into their watches. In order to achieve this success they have pioneered many a new technology into their watches. Of course at that time it was a risk that they have taken that paid them off very well.
Seiko Watches were the first to use quartz in their watches, a tuning fork that was set as new industry standards, and the divers watches that could withstand water pressure of 150 meters. The titanium case that these diver watches were put into by them also became equally famous which is followed by many watch manufactures nowadays. There came a time when Seiko Watches started manufacturing environment friendly watches that has became a trend. Soon the leading brands across the world followed this trend and joined forces with them!
It is quite interesting to know that the average cost of these watches range in between $500 and $800. In spite of these being so moderately priced, one can get cheap replicas of this name brand! As it is the prices are low, yet there are fake Seiko Watches that are doing the rounds in the market because of lack of knowledge among the buyers. There is no reason for this and Seiko Watches have not been able to do much in this respect as of now.
Another remarkable fact that very few people know this that Seiko Watches were the first to be advertised on television in Japan. That is correct as they were the first ever watch manufacturers who would break all the rules and set their own standards for the world to follow those rules. Watches by Seiko have always set a code of standards on their own. They have always worked on their terms and conditions that came out in a positive way.
In conclusion it has to be stated that Seiko Watches are a benchmark in themselves. They have cut out all their competition without any doubts. Their competitors these days look forward to them for more. They have a set healthy competitive environment in the watch manufacturing business. The best part about these watches is that they have been used as timepieces for a couple of Olympic tournaments as well. Seiko Watches have been made famous by the “James Bond” actors mainly and in the same way have inspired many to sport these watches on their wrists!