Most people probably associate Japanese watchmaking with cheap quartz watches, but this is not true. A rich tradition of mechanical watchmaking in Japan dates back to the late 19th century. The Japanese culture places great value on precision and craftsmanship. The first Japanese watch was produced in 1879, but it wasn’t until Kintaro Hattori founded Seikosha Co. Ltd. in 1892 that watches were produced in larger numbers. Hattori founded Seiko, the most famous.. Read More