Seiko exists since 1881 and initially Seiko was a small watch store in Tokyo. In 1892 the first Seikosha clocks were produced, laying the foundation for the official name Seiko, which appeared for the first time in 1924. The Seiko Astron hit the market in the 1960s as the world's first production quartz watch, followed by a quartz chronograph. Today the Seiko Astron is a very popular watch with variations such as the Seiko Astron GPS. All Seiko watches are made in-house in Japan where Seiko even makes the oil and luminous items in large-scale factories. All Seiko luxury watches are produced in Japan (Grand Seiko models) while other watches are assembled throughout Asia. WatchTime is a leading portal on Seiko watches. We cover Seiko watch news, Seiko watches blog posts, Seiko updates and other posts about Seiko watches as well as Seiko watch infos. Includes popular models such as the Seiko 007, Seiko 5, Seiko 5 Automatic, Seiko 5 Sports, Seiko Ananta, Seiko Automatic, Seiko Barcelona, Seiko Clocks, Seiko dive watches, Seiko Fightmaster, Seiko Kinetic, Seiko Kinetic Perpetual. We also report about Seiko ladies watches and Seiko men's watches, with photos, videos and the latest Seiko tech specs. Our watch database has in-depth details of the Seiko Orange Monster, Seiko Sumo, and Seiko watch repair infos. We also have specific infos about the Seiko Snk805, Snk809 and Snkl23. Seiko watches are available globally like the Seiko 007, Seiko Sportura, Seiko Ananta, and more Seiko models, including Grand Seiko, vintage Seiko and vintage Grand Seiko.

Save Your Energy – An Eight-Year Quest: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 6

F.P. Journe Elegante - Movement

How can François-Paul Journe justify making a quartz watch when he is considered to be one of the greatest watchmakers alive? Simple: Perspective! Or, more to the point: How could he not? Watchmaking … [Read more...]

What Makes a Dive Watch a Dive Watch?


One leading source offers a definitive answer to the question of what determines whether a timepiece can legitimately called a "dive watch" or "divers' watch" in this article.  … [Read more...]

Timepiece Timeline: The History of Seiko Through 12 Milestone Seiko Watches

Seiko 5 Sports Speed Timer 1969

Those who know Seiko mainly for its lower-priced quartz watches — and even many who have recently discovered the Japanese brand's high-horology Grand Seiko timepieces — may be unaware that Seiko's … [Read more...]

Out of This World: Reviewing the Seiko Astron GPS Watch

Seiko Astron Outer Space background

The Seiko Astron, released to great fanfare in 2012, tells time by receiving GPS signals anywhere on Earth. Was it a world-beater in our test? Click here to read our in-depth review of the Seiko … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The New Limited-Edition Seiko Marinemaster SBEX003


Just in case you did not manage to get your hands on one of the 700 Seiko Marinemaster 1000 SBEX001 models — featuring Seiko’s Hi-Beat 8L55 caliber —Seiko is now releasing the SBEX003, a … [Read more...]

The History of Citizen Watch Company: Discover the Rise of Citizen Watches


Download this FREE article from the WatchTime Magazine archives and become an expert historian on Citizen watches! This FREE download documents the story of Citizen’s rise, from a small … [Read more...]

Temptations by Escapement: Grand Seiko Spring Drive SBGE005

Seiko Grand Seiko Spring Drive - wrist

A few weeks ago, I agreed to take time out from my frenetic work schedule and spend a few days touring Budapest with my family. Numerous articles in magazines, showing journalists touring the globe, … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Diving into WatchTime New York 2015


If you are as much into dive watches as we are at, last week's WatchTime New York event offered at least 30 additional very good reasons to visit the show at Gotham Hall. And just … [Read more...]

Clutch Performer: Reviewing the Seiko Velatura

Seiko Velatura chronograph

Seiko’s Velatura mechanical chronograph has not one vertical clutch but three. In this in-depth review from our archives, WatchTime's Martina Richter takes a close look at this most unorthodox … [Read more...]

20 Brands, 20 Highlight Watches: Here’s What You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2015

WTNY watches

The wait is over! WatchTime New York, America's largest luxury watch show, starts tonight at Gotham Hall and features 20 sponsoring watch brands displaying their new timepieces for 2015. Scroll down … [Read more...]

7 New Watches Inspired by Historical Pieces

Longines Pulsometer Chronograph

The vintage-look trend that has been so prevalent in the watch world in recent years showed no signs of abating at this year's Baselworld watch fair. Modern re-editions of historical pieces continue … [Read more...]

Speed Dreamin’: Testing the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 (With Video)

TAG Heuer Carrera 1887 front

A few years ago, TAG Heuer introduced a new version of its racing-inspired Carrera watch with a brand-new movement. WatchTime took the watch, the TAG Heuer Carrera 1887, for a spin. Click here for the … [Read more...]

Family Values: Patek Philippe’s Thierry and Philippe Stern

Thierry and Philippe Stern of Patek Philippe

Geneva’s Stern family has owned and operated Patek Philippe for nearly 80 years. When it comes to making watches, they say, family matters. Scroll down to read WatchTime editor-in-chief Joe … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: Saturation Diving, Helium Valves, and “Extreme” Dive Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea - submerged

In another installment in our series on the basics of divers' watches, explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph

Seiko Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph LE

Seiko released its first Grand Seiko wristwatch in 1960. This year, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Japanese brand's most haute watch collection, Seiko has introduced a new, limited-edition … [Read more...]

First Watch: U.S. Presidents and Their Timepieces

John F. Kennedy with Omega Ultra Thin

With the race for the 2016 presidential primaries already off and running, we felt it was the perfect time to share this feature on presidents and their watches from the WatchTime archives (December … [Read more...]

The Watches of James Bond

Doctor No

He doesn’t just have a license to kill; he also has a license to tell time. Bond’s creator Ian Fleming made sure to give the world’s most famous secret agent a wristwatch in his novels. In the … [Read more...]

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

Calibre de Cartier Diver 2

  Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the few years since we last … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: Bracelet Extensions vs. Flexible Straps

Rolex Sea-Dweller 4000 submerged

Depending on where you plan on diving, chances are that you will wear a wetsuit or, in some cases, even a dry suit. Both increase your wrist size substantially, which is why a dive watch usually … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: 3 More Votes for the Tudor Pelagos


Usually, dive watches do not perform very well when it comes to the awards that honor the watch industry. They rarely compete on a level playing field with their much more complicated counterparts, … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Citizen Promaster 1000 bezel - submerged

In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Entry-Level Luxury: My Top 5 Watches Under $1,000

Xetum Kendrick

Call it a “budget” timepiece or an “entry-level luxury” watch: for many out there, it is the first step into a lifelong passion. Fortunately, there are many mechanical watches on the market … [Read more...]

Seiko Astron GPS Solar Dual-Time Novak Djokovic Limited Edition

Seiko Astron GPS Novak Djokovic LE

With the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam event on tennis's 2015 calendar, underway in New York, we showcase a limited-edition Seiko Astron GPS watch created for "brand ambassador" (and top-seeded … [Read more...]

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy Part 2: Grand Seiko

Seiko Grand Seiko 62GS group

I’ll start out by saying that the Grand Seiko 62GS is one of my favorite watches on the market today. This isn’t because I have anything against Swiss watches (which isn’t true) or because I’m … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: How Did Your Favorite Watch Brand Do in This Test From 1968?


In 1966, the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) set up an investigation committee for diving equipment, including dive watches, which back then were deemed not only “a vital part” of the diver’s … [Read more...]

Grand Seiko Watches Go Global: Exploring the Most Prestigious Seiko Watch


Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime and learn more about the most prestigious of Seiko watches! To most Americans, Seiko watches are known as affordable quartz timepieces, but in … [Read more...]

Seiko Unveils Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chrono Limited Edition

Seiko Grand Seiko 55th Anniversary Spring Drive Chronograph LE

Seiko released its first Grand Seiko wristwatch in 1960. This year, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Japanese brand's most haute watch collection, Seiko has introduced a new, limited-edition … [Read more...]

Which Watch Brands Spent the Most on Advertising in 2014?

Rolex Ad

More big spenders are spending more. That’s the situation with watch advertising in the U.S. market. Watch companies here spent an estimated $535.36 million on advertising in 2014, according to … [Read more...]

Legendary Divers: Watch Spotting at the German Historical Diving Society


Last weekend, the German Historical Diving Society held its ninth annual meeting in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, with participants from all over the world. Some of them worked at Comex, others have a … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: My Top 5 Seiko Watches


Sometimes, I kick myself for having ignored Seiko for so long. Not that I didn't respect the brand, but my focus up until very recently was almost solely on Swiss and German watchmaking. My last few … [Read more...]