Seiko began in 1881 when a 21-year-old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in Tokyo, Japan. The 1960s were monumental years for the Japanese watch company. They introduced Japan’s first wristwatch equipped with a stopwatch in 1964, and in 1965, produced the first Japanese Diver’s watch. In 1969, they introduced the world’s first quartz watch, “Seiko Quartz Astron.” During what’s now referred to as the “quartz revolution,” Seiko introduced the world’s first six-digit liquid crystal display to indicate the time. Two years later in 1975, they launched the world’s first digital quartz watch with a chronograph. Since then, Seiko has been busy innovating to make sure their timepieces from the Astron, Presage, Prospex and Grand Seiko (which became a separate brand in 2017) collections are among the most accurate timepieces in the world.