Seiko is a brand that doesn't need any introductions, founded in 1881 it has since become a household name. The Company have created many world firsts during this time but one in particular completely transformed the watch industry, the introduction of a quartz powered wristwatch, this revolutionized the watch industry and still does today. An exceptional achievement that took the company 10 years to achieve, this alone should leave you in no doubt that Seiko are world leaders in the modern watch industry. The Company didn't stop there though, in 1986 they introduced the world’s first Kinetic watch, these models convert Kinetic movement into electric energy thus creating a self-powering movement that doesn't require a battery. It doesn't stop there, astonishingly after 600 prototypes and 28 years Yoshikazu Akahane, a young Seiko engineer and his team tirelessly worked to bring the world's first Spring Drive watch after inventing numerous technologies to realize his dream of creating a watch that is accurate to within 1 second per day.
With the many accolades and achievements it’s hard to not look at Seiko in awe, there expertise/knowledge and persistence in the pursuit of time is quite incredible. Today we all take wristwatches for granted, for most people a watch is an accessory or a tool, that tiny watch on our wrist is the result of decades of inventions and hard work put in by some of the most intelligent engineers of our time. Seiko are still today pushing the boundaries on modern movements, and have since improved and perfected the above mentioned movements and are no doubt hard at work on new and improved movements.
It goes without saying that Seiko watches are very robust, accurate and well-designed hence their popularity and continued presence in what is quite a crowed industry for over 130 years. We have many of Seiko's finest cost no object men's sports watches like the Sportura, this model features the highly acclaimed Kinetic movement that not only powers the analogue movement but also a perpetual calendar, date display and month display; it even takes leap years into account. The watch is built to an incredible standard with a beautiful rose gold plated steel case, sapphire crystal glass and genuine black leather strap. The movement is self-powered by the wearers movements and is highly accurate to within 1 second per day.
If you are looking for a more affordable timepiece Seiko also have a good range of affordable watches for casual or smart attire and models aimed at sporting activities, all of them as you would expect are excellently made and hard wearing making them the ideal choice if you’re looking to wear your watch on a daily basis. You get a lot of watch and technology for your money too, some of the models feature a solar powered movement. Gone are the days where your watch slowly loses time because the battery is going flat, these models are powered by light, any light as such never require a battery.
Francis & Gaye Jewellers are authorised Seiko watch dealers, so you will get an official warranty, packaging and all applicable paperwork and or accessories. If you would like to talk to us about any of the models available to buy online from our website, please give our friendly team a call on 0800 977 4391 (+44 800 977 4391 International). If you didn't know we also offer a 30 day cooling off period, this means from the date you place your order you can return your watch within 30 days for a no hassle refund or even an exchange. All orders received Monday to Friday by 3:30pm will in most cases be shipped the very same day.