Two of the most popular watch companies that produce Japanese automatic watches are Orient and Seiko. Both companies are known for high quality automatic watches. Both companies also got started in Japan, yet today, their watches are known and sold throughout the world market.
Read more about Japan automatic watches:
- [*:3qondpfs]All about Seiko
[*:3qondpfs]All about Orient
[*:3qondpfs]Purchasing a Japanese Automatic Watch
The company got its start in 1881 when Kintar? Hattori opened a watch and jewelry shop called K. Hattori in Tokyo, Japan. In 1892, he began to make clocks under the name of Seikosha. It was not actually until 1924 that the first watches produced under the Seiko brand appeared. Seiko is a Japanese word that means “exquisite,” “minute” or “success.”
Seiko produces other electronic devices, but watches are their main business. In fact, in 2001, Seiko's watch division became an independent company known as Seiko Watch Corporation. Seiko Corporation of America is responsible for distribution of Seiko watches and clocks in the U.S (headquarters are located in New Jersey). The models available in America are typically a smaller subset of the full line produced in Japan.
Seiko's automatic watches are highly sought after by collectors. The Seiko “5” series is the most common.
The “5” stands for the five essential features of the watch:
- [*:3qondpfs]Shock resistant
All About Orient
Orient http://www.orient-watch.com/ is Japan's largest producer of automatic watches. It was first established in Tokyo http://www.puritime.com/ in July of 1950 as a manufacturer of wristwatches. Its forerunner dates back to 1901 when Shogoro Yoshida, the founder, opened a wholesale store of watches in Ueno, one of the commercial districts in downtown Tokyo. Since its foundation, Orient has dedicated itself to developing products that meet the needs of consumers worldwide.
In the Japanese market, Orient supplies high-quality watches, like the "Orient Royal," an exceptionally prestigious automatic watch series. In the United States, Orient's main system of distribution is through online sales directly at Orientwatchusa.com and Amazon.com.
The product lines available in the U.S. http://www.orientwat...com/watches.php are:
- [*:3qondpfs]Orient Star
[*:3qondpfs]Orient Diver Automatic
[*:3qondpfs]Orient Lady Automatic
[*:3qondpfs]Orient Urban Styling
[*:3qondpfs]Orient Power Reserve
[*:3qondpfs]Orient Racing Automatic
Purchasing a Japan Automatic Watch
The Orient name may not be as well known as the Seiko name, but there are plenty of reasons why you should purchase an Orient automatic watch. Their new dramatic and technologically advanced models, the solid stability of the company for over half a century, and an outstanding reputation for offering excellent and affordable watches are just a few of these reasons.
The Orient Watch Company from Japan has produced more than 80 million automatic watches in-house since the 1950s. Orient manufactures and distributes more than two million watches a year, over one million of which are automatic watches with in-house movements.
The 50-year experience in micro-precision technology is one of the reasons they are able to produce such large quantities of quality mechanical movements. Therefore, if you’re interested in purchasing a Japanese automatic watch of first-rate quality that comes from a company with an outstanding reputation, Orient is your best bet.