The story of Seiko begins in 1881, when the young entrepreneur Kintaro Hattori opened a shop in central Tokyo at the age of 22 to repair and sell wall and wristwatches. More than 140 years later, the company is still dedicated to the perfection that it's founder always strived for and continues to enrich the watch market with innovations. Seiko is one of the few watch manufacturers in the world that carries out all phases of watch production in-house. Seiko's expertise ranges from the development of movements and the production of individual parts to the assembly of bracelet, dial, movement, case and all other components. Seiko thereby follows the traditional watchmaking craft of past times on an international level.