Tianjin Seagull Watch Co, more commonly known as Sea-gull, is the largest watchmaking group in China. Founded in 1955, after the arrival of the communist regime in power, Sea-gull has long produced mechanical movements for foreign brands, before designing its own timepieces. The success of Sea-gull watches is growing as well in the United States as in Europe, where lovers of fine mechanicals appreciate the price … and the quality of these watches proudly signed Made In China.
Orient Watch Company, more commonly known as Orient, is the largest Japanese company producing mechanical watches. Founded in 1950 by Shogoro Yoshida, Orient Watch has the particularity of producing all its movements in-house. In 2009, Orient became an exclusive subsidiary of Seiko Epson Group, itself a subsidiary company of Seiko Group.