When Kintaro Hattori opened a clock shop in Tokyo's fabled Ginza district in 1881, little did he know that it would grow into the modern Electronics powerhouse that is today's Seiko. Seiko has an illustrious history making timekeeping instruments. In 1892, with only 10 workers, Kintaro Hattori established a clock factory in Tokyo. By 1895, they were producing pocket watches. In 1913, they produced the first Japanese wristwatch, and in 1956, the first japanese self-winding wristwatch. In 1969, Seiko unveiled the world's first quartz watch, and the horological world has never been the same. Seiko has been official timekeeper of the Olympic Games, Soccer World Cup, and Athletics World Championships. Countless innovations and achievements have been produced by this stellar Japanese company. Today, with the recent introduction of Spring Drive Technology, they are considered one of the finest producers of not only quartz watches, but mechanical watches too.