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Manufactured for a quarter century up to around 1934, this pocket watch was Seikosha’s flagship product including export in the company’s early years. The epoch-making Empire delivered levels of performance rarely attained for mass-produced pocket watches of the time. The keys to mass production were a pinion automatic lathe developed by Seikosha in 1908 and high-precision anchor lever escapement.

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Name Empire
Time/Period 1909