Founded in 1881 by Kintaro Hattori, Seiko has established itself to be household name in watches. Ironically, it played a crucial role during the quartz crisis causing the downfall of the Swiss mechanical watch industry. It is truly a love and hate relationship but we all have a weak spot for Seiko who brought to us the iconic 6105 in the 70’s as well as the SKX007 in the 90’s. Since then Seiko has developed a whole line of  dive watches from the affordable “Seiko 5s” to the professional “Prospex” series.  

The pinnacle of Seiko’s dive watches are only available in the domestic market catagorized as “Japan Domestic Market” or JDM in short which are Made In Japan. The catagory features a handful of carefully assembled models with the best of what Seiko can offer. We had countless inquires on how to acquire them outside of Japan and we hear you that’s why we have carefully selected these JDM models and bringing them to you all over the world.

These JDM models would complement any Swiss watch collection with its high quality finishing and robust movements.

“Always one step ahead of the rest”

This was the vision of, Seiko’s founder, Kintaro Hattori, and it has inspired our company through over a century of watchmaking. An unflagging quest to increase both the precision, utility and beauty of our watches has resulted in many world-firsts. In 1969 we revolutionized the watchmaking industry with the Seiko Quartz Astron, the world’s first quartz watch. And in 2012, when we launched the Seiko Astron, the world’s first GPS solar watch, it was immediately recognized as the new global standard by markets worldwide.

As we look forward to the next decade, our commitment to our founder’s vision will remain undiminished, but we aim to add a new, extra dimension to the watches we offer. As well as innovative technology and a finely honed approach to design, we aim to create watches that have a strong emotional appeal and that will enrich the lives of our customers. Time is to be enjoyed and our aim is to touch people’s hearts worldwide, adding a touch of fun and excitement to their lives. These ideas come together in a new expression that will guide our future. “Moving Ahead. Touching Hearts.”

– Shinji Hattori –
Chairman & CEO