Based on his extensive experience as ODM and OEM, Japanese entrepreneur Kenji Hashimoto started to work in 1997 on a label under which he could produce fine watch with an emphasis on quality and good looks. Kentex was founded in 1989 to release limited niche watch series. After 10 years, the brand earned respectability amongst watch collectors and enthusiasts in Japan. In 2008 an entry-price label called KTX was created, some of which diving watches are made for the Japanese Self Defense Force.
Kentex produces sport watches (Craftsman, Skyman, Landman, Marineman), Classic watches (Tourbillon, Espy, Confidence) and JSDF (Japan Self Defense Force) series. All are made in stainless steel with mechanical or quartz movement.