Seiko

Seiko

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.

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...]

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, Diveintowatches.com explains why some dive watches have  built-in helium-release valves and why others don’t. We also explain … [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...]

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...]

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups

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  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...]

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

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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

SeikoSKX007-500

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...]

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, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 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 affordable mechanical watches on … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: My Top 10 Chronograph Watch Movements; What Are Yours?

Omega Caliber 9300

A while back, I wrote an article on my top 5 iconic chronograph watches. Some of you readers wondered why Zenith wasn’t in there. Quite simply, it didn't make my personal Top 5. However, I do love … [Read more...]

Close-Up: 5 Grand Seiko Watches That Pay Homage to 1964 Classic

Seiko Grand Seiko 1964 - blue

Last year, Seiko added several new models to its prestigious Grand Seiko watch collection. Along with the new hi-beat GMT models, which we covered here, these Grand Seiko watches include five new … [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...]

Rolex, Omega… Pulsar? New James Bond Watch Exhibit Focuses on the Quartz Era

James Bond Seiko

To readers of Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels and those who fondly recall the early Sean Connery films, Agent 007 will always be a Rolex man. To younger fans, who've known no cinematic Bond … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: 5 Contemporary Titanium Dive Watches

Omega Seamaster 1200 Sednagold

Even though Seiko was the first watch company to use titanium for a watch case back in the 1970s, it was IWC that first commercially launched a watch made entirely out of titanium in the '80s. Why … [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...]

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...]

Escapement Watch Review: Seiko Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph Caliber 9R86 SBGC001

  In this in-depth review from my online watch magazine, Escapement, I take a look at the Grand Seiko Spring Drive Chronograph Caliber 9R86 SBGC001. The watch features a column-wheel … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 5 Vintage Watches For the Budget-Minded Aficionado

Alpina Sea-Strong Startimer

Let's say you are on a budget of $1,000 - $1,500 for a nice timepiece. If you care about things like warranty, water resistance, no maintenance for the next five years and so on, you may want to skip … [Read more...]

Fratello Classics: 5 Mechanical Watches Under $1,000

Longines HydroConquest

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

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

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...]

Baselworld 2015 Roundup: 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...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Our Top Five Dive Watches From Baselworld 2015

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Whilst the impact and potential of the smartwatch certainly dominated many of the discussions at Baselworld 2015, one watch category in particular has already witnessed the rise of a digital … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: New Grand Seiko Revives the Spirit of ’67

Seiko Grand Seiko - Historical

For the past two years, Seiko has mined the rich history of its Grand Seiko watch to create modern re-editions of some notable models of the past for what the Japanese brand calls its Historical … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Reviewing the Seiko Prospex “Sumo” 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Seiko Prospex 200M 50th Anniversary LE - Dial

Early this year, we at DiveIntoWatches.com briefly introduced you here to the first of two upcoming special editions marking the 50th anniversary of dive watches carrying the Seiko name (and it seems … [Read more...]

Fratello Friday: Explaining the Seiko 6159-7010 “Grandfather Tuna”

Seiko 6159-7010 Tuna

We've got something different for this week's Fratello Friday. For a while, we've had a Seiko expert on board Fratello Watches by the name of Michael Stockton and one of his personal interests are … [Read more...]

Presidential Watches: 9 Timepieces Owned by U.S. Presidents

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As Presidents' Day approaches here in the United States, we at WatchTime decided it would be a great time to revisit our piece on watches worn by American presidents over the years. Scroll down to see … [Read more...]