Established in 1881 when Kintaro Hattori founded a watch and clock repair shop in the Ginza area of Tokyo, the Japanese-based company now known as Seiko Watch Corporation (SWC) has grown and diversified over the years, but remains best known for its world-leading brands and in-house manufacturing, responsible for many ‘firsts’ in the watch industry.
SWC is the only manufacturer with every watchmaking technology including Quartz, Kinetic, Mechanical, Spring Drive, Solar and GPS Solar. Seiko Watch Corporation’s expertise in fusing intricate watchmaking skill with elegant design results in the creation of some of the world’s most innovative and desirable timepieces across a wide range of price-points.
Seiko UK Limited is the wholly-owned UK subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, responsible for the Sales, Marketing & Servicing within the UK & Ireland of Credor, Grand Seiko, Seiko and Lorus watch brands and the Grand Seiko Boutique in London.
Seiko UK Ltd is also proud to have Seiko Timing Services (STS) within our company, recognised as a Global Leader in Sports Timing technology and a long established Timekeeping Partner to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which will continue until 2029:https://www.worldathletics.org/news/press-release/seiko-partnership-10-years
In 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022 Seiko was named ‘Lifestyle Watch Brand of the Year’ by UK WatchPro magazine. In 2020, 2021 & 2023 Seiko was named ‘Watch Brand of the Year’ in the UK Jewellery Awards.