Takane Co., Ltd was established in 1959 as a watch assembly factory, and in 1960 started production of watch parts. It's Japan headquarter is in Nagano Prefecture. In 1970, it developed its quartz watch.In 1980, it established Takane USA, Inc., which is currently headquartered in Torrance California. See "History". Takane Company Website. Retrieved 2016-05-28.