Here we present some of Seiko's key moments and accomplishments to date in each of the business fields of clocks, time systems, and factory automation.
|1881||Kintaro Hattori establishes the K. Hattori (watch and clock retail and repair store).|
|1892||Seikosha is established and commences manufacturing of wall clocks.|
|1899||The company begins manufacturing alarm clocks.|
|1924||The name "Seiko" begins to be used for timepiece products.|
|1953||Broadcasting of Japan's first television commercial.|
|1964||Seiko serves as official timer of the Tokyo Olympics.|
|1968||Launching of the world's first quartz wall clock for home use.|
|1970||Splitting off from the Seikosha Factory, Seikosha Co., Ltd. is established.
Installation of the world's first radio wave clock at the Osaka Expo.
|1976||Launching of the world's first quartz alarm clock.|
|1982||The Yukku-Rhythm Pendulum Clock in the Shinjuku NS Building got certified by Guinness World Records.
A drill & router machine is developed and sale of equipment and machinery for circuit board manufacturing commences.
|1984||Completion of the Mullion Clock, Japan's first large-scale marionette clock.|
|1987||Seiko serves as official timer of the 2nd World Championships in Athletics (Rome) and continues to serve as official timer thereafter.|
|1993||Seiko Time Systems Inc. is established.|
|1996||Seiko Clock Inc. is established.|
|1999||Launching of the radio correction clock that picks up Japanese standard time radio waves.|
|2005||Launching of the Time Link Pro wireless master/secondary clock system.|
|2006||The Quartz Bell Timer QBT-30 receives the Good Design award.|
|2007||Seiko serves as official timer of the 1st Tokyo Marathon and continues to serve as official timer thereafter.|
|2012||As part of the the restoration of Tokyo Station, Seiko undertakes construction of the tower clock.|
|2013||Launching of the Satellite Radio Wave Clock, the world's first clock for home use that receives information on the correct time from GPS satellites.|
|2015||Full-scale marketing of manufacturing automation equipment other than circuit boards.|
|2018||Launching of the hybrid radio wave clock Seiko NexTime, which can be synchronized with a standard radio wave using a smartphone app.|
|2019||Installation of the large-scale marionette clock Seiko Rondeau in the Wako specialty store in Ginza.|
|2020||Installation of the Nihonbashi Muromachi Steam Aerophone Clock in COREDO Muromachi Terrace.|
|2021||Seiko Time Systems Inc. and Seiko Clock Inc. are merged to form Seiko Time Creation Inc.|