Like mechanical and quartz, Kinetic is a platform. Over the past 20 years, Seiko has
created on this platform a suite of Kinetic movements, each bringing unique
features to the consumer.
It was at the 1986 Basel Fair that Seiko unveiled its first Kinetic prototype. Introduced
under the trial name of 'AGM', it was the first watch in the world to convert kinetic
movement into electrical energy. It was the first step in a development that, 20 years
later, has made Kinetic synonymous with environmental friendliness, high performance
and long-lasting convenience to a generation of users worldwide. From the launch in
1988 of the first commercially available watch (then under the new name AGS) until
today, over eight million Kinetic watches have been sold (as of 2007).