A young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: APA young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: AP
A young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: AP

Japanese watch brands Casio, Citizen and Seiko won over Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing, but what was the appeal?

Unlike many billionaires who enjoy flashing their Rolex or Patek Philippe, these business pioneers appreciated the precision of Japanese brands that challenged the supremacy of Swiss timepieces in the 1970s with affordable and reliable watches for a new era

Topic |   Timepieces
A young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: APA young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: AP
A young Steve Jobs, pictured wearing a tie, was an early fan of Seiko watches loving their minimalist aesthetics. Photo: AP
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