Press Conference

Honoring our past, Building our future

SEIKO1881 to 2011. 130 years of dedication to perfection.

Mr. Kintaro Hattori, the founder

The story of SEIKO began in 1881, when a 22 year old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and preparing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Just eleven years later, in 1892, he established the 'Seikosha' factory and built its first clock, and in 1895, its first pocket watch. Today, after 130 years of innovation, Kintaro Hattori's company is still dedicated to the perfection that the founder always strove to achieve.


The K. Hattori building in 1895