Attachment: Inside Seiko Watch Factory As Japanese Watchmakers Boost High-end Segment

Inside Seiko Watch Factory As Japanese Watchmakers Boost High-end Segment

A watchmaker uses an eyepiece to assemble a mechanical movement of a Grand Seiko brand watch manufactured by Seiko Watch Corp. at the Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc. factory in Shizukuishi Town, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Grand Seiko watches are known for their accuracy and have simpler dials and a more classic style than regular Seikos. Forty years after nearly wiping out the Swiss watch industry with cheap quartz models, Japanese brands like Seiko and Citizen are eyeing the high end of timekeeping that’s been the Alpine country’s turf. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg