In 1881, the origins of Seiko was founded by Kintaro Hattori when he started a watch and jewelry shop. But in 1892, he opened Seikosha to produce clocks. It was not until 1924 that the company offered the first Grand Seiko watches for sale. In 1969, Seiko introduced the world to the first production quartz watch with the Astron. Breaking more barriers, Seiko produced the first Kinetic watch in the late 1980s. Seiko has been a joint factory with Orient since 1985. Within the brand, there are different watch collections like the Prospex Land, Astron and 8X Series.