In 1924, the first Seiko watches came on the market. In the near century since the Japanese manufacturer designed its first wristwatch, Seiko has become known for being one of the top quality creators of timepieces worldwide. They are often given as gifts and are comparable to many of the pricier watches available.
When this Japan based company introduced the Astron, it was 1969. The watch was a quartz watch and a first production timepiece, which cost about the same as a car in those days. It was well worth the price, though and Seiko began its tradition of producing elegant and precision made wristwatches.
What many people don’t know is that Seiko makes everything that goes into its watches. From the screws and gears to the watch faces, everything is made by the same company. They even produce the paint for their watch hands and the oil which lubricates the gears inside their timepieces.
One of the biggest benefits of having all parts built in house is that the quality control is all under one roof. Seiko can be certain that every watch made is perfect, right down to the tiniest screw. There’s nothing too small to be considered, so everything is very carefully designed and produced. Each watch is made entirely by the company, assuring top quality.
Seiko wristwatches are a sign of money and taste these days. With a complete line of watches for ladies, as well as men, the company has established a name for itself. Top quality is what they strove for and it has paid off in some of the best watches in the world.
From sports watches to dressy ones, Seiko offers a wide variety of options in their time pieces. Kinetic or perpetual timepieces are particularly popular. These recharge via the motion of the wearer. They last for many years without the need for battery changes and all recharging is automatic as long as they are moved.
One of the advantages of these beautiful watches is that they are very long lasting. Designed to withstand the wear and tear of the years and still look great. Back when the Astron first came out, these watches were insanely expensive, but these days they are within the reach of the average person. Still pricey, but with good reason, they provide a timeless quality that never goes out of style. Now there are a range of prices to choose from, as well, making these timepieces accessible to nearly everyone.
There are several other features that set these watches apart. A mineral glass over the face prevents possible damage from bumps and rarely scratches. The hands glow lightly in the dark so it’s possible to see the watch face even at night. Dozens of small details make all the difference in the how popular Seiko is.