Seiko (SEIKO) the evolution and development, is a lively history of Japan's industrial development. Japan in the 19th century and a half century after the Meiji Restoration, political reforms to draw the head of the Western countries, will be closed to the shogunate, Japan had long-form lock state into economic prosperity, civilization and prosperity of the East power.
Seiko (SEIKO) - founder Kintaro Hattori, a former watchmaker an apprenticeship, he conform to the trend of reform of the times, firmly grasp the lessons of Western science and technology in Japan that a large number of benefits, the introduction of watchmaking technology, to realize his vision, created watch his kingdom, he also won the "Japan-hours of the King" in the world.
Kintaro Hattori was born in 1860, after graduating from elementary school in Tokyo, Japan, under the bridge and valley area of town to learn the black door repair table technology. In 1877, he was in Beijing Bridge Uneme town house, set up by the Hattori Clock repair, start the first step.
In 1881, only 21 years old Kintaro Hattori Hattori at the official opening time Ginza store, which is Seiko (SEIKO) the company's predecessor. At that time, he watches in addition to repair, but also the wholesale sale of Yokohama imported from Switzerland and the United States watches. Because of his good credit by foreign firms adhere to the trust business endeavors.
Kintaro Hattori visionary in May 1892, bought a factory created a sort of permanent Seiko (SEIKO) homes, Everything from hiring tabulation technicians - Jichuan He Yan served as chief engineer, and research and development from the simple imitation of the clock start In the same year in July on the successful launch of a US-style wall clock sales.
Seiko (SEIKO) homes set up, the factory only 15 employees, the use of the machine by human-driven, so spent a lot of manpower in the parts grinding. Later on, he will be to increase the production efficiency of the factory moved to Willow Island, the new factory, installed in five batches of steam-powered machinery to expand production, Seiko (SEIKO) round the clock production has also started exporting to China.
In 1895, Seiko (SEIKO) house the successful launch of TIME KEEPER pocket watch made in Japan, the performance began to grow rapidly, Seiko (SEIKO) homes for the watch industry consolidation proud to lay status. 1903, Kintaro 43 years of age has been the Japanese media is known as the "king of the Japanese-hours."
Colorful Tokyo Ginza, has become the world's leading business center. Stream of surging crowds, sensual touching giant ad, showing the speed of modern civilization and prosperity. Whenever a full point, among the Ginza 4-chome crossing the road and the light will scatter the top department stores lingering melodious bell, so noisy in a quiet street immersed into a moment. If you went to Ginza, I believe you will like as people, for the time being stopped a hurry, stop and listen quietly, as if time singing, but also as a historical echo, this is the most representative Ginza memorable moment ... ...
100 years, and the light tower in the Ginza department store has been a bastion of Japanese spirit and Tokyo, one of the famous landmarks. In 1894, the service department store founder timing Kintaro Hattori bought it after returning from the United States commissioned the architect Ito alterations to strengthen, as Hattori time store sales department, and 50 feet high set on the roof, "Hattori Clock Taiwan ", became a famous symbol of Tokyo.
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