Seiko watches are some of the most highly collectible timepieces in the world, and those blessed to be both a luxury watch collector and a cryptocurrency investor can now spend Bitcoin on Seiko at W Hamond. We are proud to announce we are one of the first online luxury watch retailers in the UK to accept cryptocurrency as payment allowing you to buy Seiko watches with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dai USD Coin and Litecoin through our Coinbase Commerce checkout.
To buy Seiko and Grand Seiko watches with Bitcoin, simply head to the W Hamond website here and add your desired timepiece to the basket. Make your way through the checkout process and when you hit the “Payment Method”, select the Coinbase Commerce option. From there, you can select your cryptocurrency of choice including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Dai (DAI), Litecoin (LTC) and USD Coin (USDC). Then all you need to do is scan the QR code or copy the details provided to send the calculated cryptocurrency amount to the corresponding address. Your luxury watch order will then be processed by the team!
In 1881, 21 year old entrepreneur Kintaro Hattori opened a shop selling and repairing clocks and watches in the district of Ginza in Tokyo. Only eleven years later, and the company Seikosha was founded. In Japanese, Seiko means “exquisite”, “minute” or “success” and “sha” means “house. It was here that Hattori produced his first clocks and marked the beginning of a company that would become one of the world’s most important luxury watch manufacturers.
One of their most pivotal launches occurred in 1960 with the Grand Seiko collection. The series was inspired by a dream to create a watch with perfect precision. Unsurprisingly, the Seiko team accomplished just that, beating records for accuracy with in-house movements like their Spring Drive and Hi-Beat calibres housed within stunning Zaratsu polished cases. Their determination to excel remains symbolised through the image of the lion that can be found on the case back of every Grand Seiko watch. This badge of strength and resolve only further establishes them as the ‘king of watches’.
Five years later, in 1965, they launched the world’s first Japanese divers watch which boasted a water resistant rating of 150 metres designated for use by the 8th Antarctic Research Expedition. This design would later become the inspiration behind the highly collectible Seiko Prospex collection, a series of high-performance diving watches regularly home to unique nicknames, as given by Seiko fans and collectors alike, such as the Tuna, Turtle, Monster and Samurai. Another of Seiko’s iconic collections is the Seiko Presage, a family of stunning dress watches inspired by different aspects of Japanese culture. Buy Seiko with Bitcoin today including their Grand Seiko, Prospex, Presage and Astron collections on the W Hamond website here.