It has been more than 100 years since Seiko introduced its first mechanical watch in 1913, followed by the stunning introduction of the first electronic watch in 1956 that reflected the innovative trend of the Japanese watchmaker, which has become a highly respectable entity in the sphere of horology. Then came another innovation as the world saw its first shock-resistant watch in 1958 that overwhelmed watch lovers who, by now, became used to expect more innovations and inventions from the watchmaker. Keeping true to its innovative trend, Seiko invented the Lever spring winding mechanism in 1959, a technology that was hereto unknown in the watchmaking industry.
Innovations all the way
It is not for nothing that people consider the term innovation synonymous with Seiko because, in its long history of more than a hundred years, the company has never deviated from its mission of creating new things that become the benchmark in the industry. Innovation is part of Seiko’s culture and ingrained so deep that it has become a way of life for them. 1964 was a remarkable year for Seiko as it began producing in-house balance springs from Spron, a special alloy. Soon after three years, the world saw the first hi-beat caliber brought by Seiko, which paved the way for making the first automatic chronograph of the world with a vertical clutch and column wheel system in 1969.
Seiko Presage timepieces
Seiko Presage timepieces are elegant and sophisticated as well as pocket-friendly that have stood out stoically against the luxury watches that had become highly popular in Japan until it spread its wings across the world in 2016. Here are some popular Seiko Presage watches that bear the hallmarks of excellence of the watchmaker.
Seiko Presage SARY055
This 41 mm watch is an entry-level model from the Seiko Presage line, which has an impressive fine brush stainless steel finish with a date display at 3 o’clock, and a sapphire crystal typical of luxury watches yet easy on the pocket. The silver-white dial has an elegant charm complemented by the blue hands of the hour markers. The watch suits people who look for a water-resistant dress watch that can make heads turn.
Seiko Presage automatic SRPB43
Seiko is still the name to beat in affordable watches that provide value for money. The Seiko Prestige automatic SRPB watches have an attractive price tag of $425 but provide a lot of watch for the money. The classy looks of the watches emanate from the sunburst dials, which appears much more expressive than other Japanese luxury watches out there. The silver dial of the SRPB43 exudes a blue sheen when light falls upon it, and those who prefer darker blue can choose the SRPB41 model. The medium-large 40.5 mm polished steel case of the medium-large dress watch that can resist water up to 50 meters is highly acceptable to most watch lovers. A Seiko Hardlex crystal provides a covering to dial.
The product that Seiko offers is worth much more than the price.