In the early 1960’s Seiko developed a series of high quality stopwatches specifically designed for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. These models were sold to the public for over a decade and were used at two different Olympic Games. Two of these stopwatches have a split second complication while a third operates at a high frequency of 360,000 bph.
While the Seiko designer Taro Tanaka is know for his "Grammar of Design" this series of stopwatches shows the range of products he influenced during his career. These models were the most interesting mechanical sports timers developed by Seiko and there is a very interesting story behind their development and evolution.Read More