Seiko unveils staggering range of watches

Kathmandu, November 29:

Seiko Watches, in their second coming to Kathmandu, aim to make a noticeable splash.

After the company’s brief carrier here had to be terminated due to disagreements with the then local partner in the late eighties, a new beginning has now been made in association with Time World, who already own exclusive dealerships for some of the most renowned global watch brands in Nepal.

With the opening of an exclusive showroom-cum-service centre for Seiko watches at New Road, Kathmandu, the company aims to build on its existing goodwill and reputation in the market. Now it wants to take on the best in the business in terms of quality and price, while ensuring customers are well looked after not only while buying a watch but on the longer term, as well.

Katsuhiko Shiga, managing director of Seiko, Hong Kong, who was here for the grand opening of the showroom and large interactive meet with prospective customers and press, told The Himalayan Times that Seiko watches now want to introduce really high-quality watches in the market, that most prospective buyers may not be aware of.

The new series of watches include Premier, Arctura, Vivace and Sportura, besides the regular offerings from Seiko.

Seiko is one of the rare watch manufacturers that produce the entire range of parts that go into making a watch, including all the movable and immovable parts in it. According to Shiga, Seiko watches are unique in their use of mechanical parts alongwith state-of-the-art technology. Innovation and technology put these watches in a different category altogether.

Explaining the thinking behind setting up an exclusive Nepal operation despite the small size of the market, Shiga said that the company aims to showcase the entire range of Seiko watch products while offering assured after-sales-service to its customers.