The brand name "Seiko" (Japanese: precision) was first used on watch dials in 1924 and is officially used since the founding of the Daini Seikosha Co. In 1959 Seiko founded the company Daiwa Kogyo Ltd. Which was later renamed to Suwa Seikosha Co. These two companies, Daini Seikosha and Suwa Seikosha, continued to produce Seiko-branded watches in an internally-competitive basis. Eventually, Daini became Seiko Instruments, Inc.(SII) and Suwa became Seiko Epson Corporation. Today, the Seiko Watch Corporation belongs to the Seiko Corporation as a subsidiary of the electronics giant Seiko Epson. The company launched the Grand Seiko brand in 1960, that would become a halo brand specializing with understated, elegant, and precise watches, including a "Hi Beat" 36,000 A/h chronometer. Seiko introduced in 1955 its first automatic wristwatch to the market and began already in 1958 with the development of quartz watches.
In 1975 Seiko introduces the wolrld's first titanium dive watch (waterproof up to 600 m, Calibre 6159). At the world's largest jewelery and watch fair, Baselworld, i n 1986 the first prototype of the Seiko AGM was presented. It converts the kinetic energy of the arm movement of the wearer into electrical energy to power the quartz movement (kinetic system, also called Autoquartz).
In 1968 Seiko reaches the highest score ever attained at the Geneva Observatory Competition and receives the award "best mechanical wristwatch chronometer". In 2004 Seiko receives the "IEEE Milestone Award" for the development of the first quartz wristwatch of the world, the Seiko Quartz Astron.
ABOUT THIS SEIKO FOR SELL. The Dial has a light ekai color very classy and luxurious with only a plate fading located from 1 up to 1.05 o'clock position while the rest like also the crystal are in mint condition. The case (front and back) has the normal wearings of the passed years that is very light and hardly visible. The date function is working perfectly and keeps great time.(X) 44mm lug to lug and 10mm thickness. Aftermarket leather raw style band with Hirsch buckle. Stem mechanism without setting-lever spring, Diafix combined settings for escapement wheel, manual-wind, Diashock, sweep second, date: set by changing 21:30-24h, 17 jewels, f = 18,000 A/h, power reserve 45h.
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