At the Heart of Epson's Technology

Efficient, compact and precision technologies

The watch that revolutionized timekeeping

On Christmas night 1969 a revolutionary wristwatch was unveiled. The Seiko Quartz Astron 35SQ was the world's first quartz watch, a timepiece that was accurate to within 0.2 seconds per day, a level of accuracy that was unheard of at the time for a wristwatch.

This groundbreaking quartz watch was developed by Suwa Seikosha, the predecessor of Epson.

Pursuing the perfection of efficient, compact and precision technologies

The precision-machining and processing technologies that Epson nurtured and refined during the development of the quartz watch were later applied to products such as printers, projectors, sensing devices, and robots. Over time they became what Epson calls its "efficient, compact and precision technologies"- technologies that help reduce the amount of power required for operation, shrink the dimensions of products, and incrementally improve precision and accuracy.

These technologies are the strengths that underpin product development and manufacturing at Epson.


Epson is always striving to improve and fine-tune its efficient, compact and precision technologies in an effort to provide customers with products that exceed their expectations. It is this ethos that has enabled Epson to come out with a multitude of advanced products that have provided customers around the world with new conveniences, thereby winning and solidifying their loyalty.

Epson's "EXCEED YOUR VISION" tagline encapsulates our commitment to exceed customer expectations.

Efficient, Compact, Precision Technologies that Astonished the World

Opening up the future

The technology developed for the quartz watch spilled over into many derivative products that take advantage of Epson's efficient, compact and precision technologies.

Epson's engineering strength and corporate culture have spawned quite a number of innovations that have astonished the world.