The Japanese company Seiko, which translates variously as “exquisite,” “minute,” or “success” in English, began producing wall clocks in 1892. Pocket watches followed in 1895, and the firm’s first wristwatch, the Laurel, appeared in 1913.

Throughout its history, Seiko has been at the forefront of watchmaking technologies. It manufactured the world’s first quartz wristwatch, the Astron, in 1969, and in 1973 it produced the O614, the first quartz wristwatch with a six-digit LCD face. The first multi-function digital watch, the O634, followed in 1975, which was also the first year anyone had seen a titanium diver’s watch. The first watch with a TV in it, Seiko's T001, appeared in 1983.

In fact, the 1980s were an innovative decade for Seiko, whose M516 featured a sound recorder. But the jewels in Seiko’s crown were the series of wristwatches introduced between 1983 and 1985, which were designed to be used with a keypad. The first of these, the Data-2000, allowed to user to type short memos on the keypad, which were then transferred to the watch. The watch could also be used as a screen for calculator functions. The UC-2000, which was branded as the Wrist Information System, could be attached to a UC-2100 or UC-2200 keyboard, the latter featuring a small printer. Finally, there was the RC-1000 wristwatch, known as the Wrist Terminal, which could be connected to such early personal computers as the Apple IIe, the Commodore 64, the IBM PC, and the TRS-80.

Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Nerd Watch Museum

Nerd Watch Museum

This gallery of hundreds of LCD and calculator watches from the 1980s includes nerd-friendly brands like Casio, Sei… [read review or visit site]

National Watch and Clock Museum

National Watch and Clock Museum

This virtual museum, created by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, lets you stroll through tim… [read review or visit site]

Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Stunning Old Chunky Vintage Seiko Divers Watch 150m Automatic 6105-8110 - RareInvicta Watch Case W/ 8 Mixed Men's, Wristwatches,fossil, Diesel, Seiko, Dkny.Seiko 6159-7010 Vintage Seiko Mas62 / 6217-8000Grand Seiko Sbgr061 Automatic - 9s65 Movement - Display BackGrand Seiko Sbga083 Spring Drive Watch 9r65-0bh0 (bf304539)Seiko Marine Master 1000m Limited Edition Sbbn029 Seiko Credor Phoenix Auto-chronograph Ref.6s78-0a10 Cal.6s78aVintage Seiko Automatic Divers Wrist Watch Model 6105-8119 Water Resistant 150 MSeiko 6105-8000 Dive Watch,automatic,water Res. 150 Well,vgc.Seiko Golden Tuna 7549-7009 Professional MarinemasterVintage Professional Divers Watch Ref.7549-7000/cal.7549 Seiko Golden Tuna 1981'Rare Vintage Seiko 6138-0040 Bullhead Chronograph Automatic ExcellentSeiko Sbdc007 Wrist Watch For MenVintage Seiko Diver Automatic Massive Case Men's WristwatchSeiko Grand Seiko Sbgx 061 9f62-0ab0 Ss Quartz WatchRare Vintage Seiko 6138-0011 Ufo Chronograph Automatic ExcellentVtge Seiko Bullhead Chronograph 6138 0040 Fish Bone Bracelet. 70s. Fully OriginaVintage Grand Seiko Automatic Watch [gs Hi-beat] 5646-7010 !!Seiko Day-date 6306-7000 Turtle Diver Vintage ~ Free ShippingVtge Very Rare Seiko Speedtimer Jdm Bullhead Chronograph. 70s. Fully Original. Vintage Seiko Hand-winding Watch/ Lord Marvel 5740-8000 Ss 23j 1969 36000bphSeiko Pepsi 'turtle' Giant Markers Blue Automatic Day & Date Diver's Watch 7s26Seiko Grand Seiko 5646 7010 Automatic Stainless Steel Made In Japan Watch Jl64Seiko Prospex Marinemaster Sbdb0099 Titanium Black With Extra 2 StrapsSeiko Sbdc003 Blue Sumo, Automatic, 200mSeiko Prospex Sbdc 007 Titanium Dive Watch W/ Domed Sapphire Crystal "shogun"Seiko Sbdc039 TransoceanSeiko 6105-8110 Seiko Grand Seiko Hi Beat 5645 7010 Automatic Made In Japan 1970 Watch Jl86Seiko Giugiaro Design Spirit Smart Sced037 Chronograph Limited Watch JapanVintage Rare Black Seiko Quartz Lcd Ghostbusters M516-4009 Master Museum WatchRare Vintage Seiko 6138-3002 Chronograph Automatic ExcellentVtge Seiko Bullhead Chronograph 6138 0040 Fish Bone Band. 70s. Fully Original. Vintage Seiko Bullhead Chronograph Men's Watch (great Condition) ServicedSeiko Grand Seiko 1970 Men 5646 7000 Stainless St Automatic Japanese Watch Ju183Bnib Seiko Alpine Sarg007 Very Hard To Come By. Great Watch. 5 Sports.Seiko Premier Perpetual Calendar Moonphase Japan Ref 5d88 0aa0 C2010 Watch Ma63Sold Out Gruppo Gamma Divemaster 300m Diver Automatic Seiko Nh35 Sapphire WatchVtge Rare Seiko Kakume Blue Speedtimer 6138 0030. Excellent. StunningLot Of 4 Vintage Seiko Chrono Diver Watch Pogue 6139-6005 7a28 7040 6119 HelmetSeiko Prospex Blue Lagoon Turtle Limited Edition Srpb11Vintage Seiko Hand-winding Watch/ King Seiko Ks Chronometer 4502-8010 Hi-beatSeiko King Seiko Hi Beat 5625 7111 Automatic Men's Made In Japan 1970 Watch Jl94Vintage! King Seiko Hi-beat Automatic Men's Watch 5621-7000 From Japan Import!Seiko King Seiko Hi Beat 5626 7040 Chronometer Stainless Steel Men's Watch Jl91Seiko Tv Watch, Complete Set In Box, Instructions & Guarantee, VintageSeiko Spirit Smart Bullhead Watch Sceb009 (quartz)Seiko Vintage Chronograph Stainless Needs Crystal And Polished Japan 6138Seiko "cocktail Time" Sarb065 Men's Automatic Dress Watch 6r15-01s0Seiko Ssc560 Men's Courtura Perpetual Chronograph Solar Two-tone Bracelet Watch Seiko King Seiko Hi Beat 5625 7110 Stainless Steel 1970s Automatic Watch Ap100Vintage Seiko Pepsi Chronograph Automatic Wristwatch 6139-6002 Serial 500604Seiko Grand Seiko Hi Beat 5645 7010 Automatic Made In Japan 1970 Watch Jl132Vintage Seiko Chronograph Automatic Ufo Watch 6138-0011 W Date Stainless Steel Vintage Seiko Watch Grand Quartz 9943-8030 Ss 1979 Original Band Japan StainlessSeiko Sarb033 Mechanical Automatic Watch Made In Japan Free Shipping In The UsaSeiko Prospex Turtle Automatic Divers Watch - Srp775k1Authentic Mens King Seiko Hi-beat Day Date Gold Plated Ref.5626-7113 AutomaticSeiko Lassale Watch