■Corporate philosophy, policy, and vision – The values we cherish
With the proposal and provision of products, services, and prices with whole-hearted devotion to the needs of our customers as our motto, we are working hand in hand with our customers to help accurately carve a comfortable lifestyle, and contribute to the development of our society while being constantly mindful of the earth’s environment.
■The values we cherish
1. Clearing, tidying, cleaning
2. Comprehensive after-sales service
3. Establishment of profit-driving mechanisms
4. Constant analysis of current situation and information, continued construction of better services
<Information in black is for IGIMI Co., Ltd.>
<Information in blue is for JE HEURE Co., Ltd.>
|1930||Opened IGIMI watch materials store in Miyamasuzaka, Shibuya-ku.|
|1945||Relocated to Yushima, Bunkyoku.
Expanded into sales of mainly watch parts such as watch straps and related products.
|1958||Relocated headquarters to and began business in Ueno 5-Chome.
Changed company name to IGIMI Co., Ltd., with capital of 8 million yen.
Established watch after-sales service department at this time.
|1968||Tomio Igimi appointed company President.
Capital increased to 20 million yen.
|1969||Out-of-store sales department established.
Began trading with major department stores.
|1984||Began trading with Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.|
|1987||Established independent JE HEURE Co., Ltd. with 2.5 million yen to handle after-sales service.
Opened watch repair shop in MARUI GROUP CO., LTD. Kamata store.
Opened repair shop in MARUI GROUP CO., LTD. Jiyugaoka.
|1989||Built new company building in Okachimachi (5 floors above ground, 1 basement floor)
Opened watch repair shops in MARUI GROUP CO., LTD. Kawasaki, Kokubunji, and Oi-cho stores.
Began sales of antique watches in Okachimachi headquarters store.
|1991||Number of IGIMI and JE HEURE employees: 7|
|1992||Opened watch repair shop in MARUI GROUP CO., LTD. Soka.
Opened watch repair shop in Toda central distribution center of MARUI GROUP CO., LTD.
JE HEURE Co., Ltd. capital increased to 10 million yen.
|1993||Began contracted operations as Christian Dior after-sales service arm of Kosaido Shoji Co., Ltd.|
|1996||Established new JE HEURE Co., Ltd. repair management department independent of IGIMI Co., Ltd.|
|1997||Tomio Igimi appointed as company chairman, and Junichi Igimi appointed company President.
Opened watch repair shop in Marui Family Co., Ltd. Mizonokuchi store.
|1999||Began trading with SEKIDO Co., Ltd.
Opened watch repair shops in MARUI GROUP CO., LTD. Kawagoe, Shibuya, and Koriyama stores.
Concluded contract with Bergeon SA import agent.
Terminated license with Christian Dior following change of agent.
|2000||Opened IJ distribution center in Koga, Ibaraki prefecture.
Concluded exclusive agency contract for import and sales with BIRKENSTOCK & CO. GMBH.
Opened IJ repair center in Koga, Ibaraki prefecture.
Opened watch repair shop in Marui Family Co., Ltd. Shiki store.
Opened watch repair shop in LaLaport, Funabashi.
|2001||Extended Ibaraki IJ repair shop and distribution center.
Number of IGIMI and JE HEURE employees: 50
|2002||Began trading with Komehyo Co., Ltd.
Began watch repair counter operations in Ginza store of LEXIA GINZA, specialist ROLEX store.
|2003||Extended distribution center warehouse.
Concluded exclusive agency import contract with ORBITA CORPORATION of USA.
|2004||Began repair corner operations at all Watchman Co., Ltd. stores.|
|2005||Established Nagoya business office.
Began watch repair corner operations following refurbishment of Komehyo headquarters.
Began watch repair counter operations in LEXIA GINZA Nagoya Sakae LACHIC and Shinsaibashi stores.
Number of IGIMI and JE HEURE employees: 100
|2006||Began trading with BIC CAMERA, opened repair corner in Ikebukuro main store, and Kawasaki and Nanba stores.
Began watch repair counter operations in LEXIA GINZA Hakata store.
Closed repair corners at all Watchman Co., Ltd. stores.
|2007||Began trading with Yodobashi Camera, opened repair corner in Yokohama store.
Opened repair corners in BIC CAMERA Kyoto, Fukuoka Tenjin, and Okayama stores, and SOFMAP Akihabara store.
Opened repair corners in Yodobashi Camera Umeda and Machida stores.
|2008||Adopted Ver. 2 of repair product tracking management system.
Opened repair corners in Yodobashi Camera Ueno and Chiba stores.
|2009||Withdrew from all LEXIA GINZA stores.
Number of IGIMI and JE HEURE employees: 150
|2010||Opened new Osaka branch (Shin-Osaka).
Closed Nagoya business office.
Closed repair corners in Komehyo.
Opened repair corners in BIC CAMERA Funabashi and Sagami-Ono stores.
Opened repair corner in Yodobashi Camera Kyoto store.
Opened watch repair corner in JR Kyoto Isetan department store.
|2011||Opened watch repair corner in JR Osaka Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.|
|2012||Opened repair corner in BIC CAMERA Akasakamitsuke store.|
|2013||Closed watch repair corner in JR Osaka Isetan Mitsukoshi Ltd.
Opened repair corner in KOJIMA Kohoku store.
Opened repair corner in Yodobashi Camera Utsunomiya store.
Opened repair corners in Kohoku, Asakadai, and Hiratsuka stores carrying out repair work for Olympic Group Co.
Opened large watch repair exhibit space in Okachimachi
|2014||Adopted web-compatible Ver. 3 of repair product tracking management system.
Opened repair corner in Yodobashi Camera Saitama store.