Beautiful King Seiko all original, with the original Gold medallion in a fantastic condition. Case diameter 37mm without the crown, 38.5mm with. Original Crystal, therefore shows some marks as shown in the photos.
Automatic movement of Caliber Seiko 5626A. Overall great condition, watch is working correctly both time keeping and date function, has been serviced in March 2020 by a professional Japanese Watchmaker in Japan.Comes with a steel bracelet. Before the introduction of quartz, Seiko set out to enhance the quality, accuracy and technical innovation of its watches by developing two competing brands , within the Seiko family namely Grand Seiko and King Seiko. These brands represented the top tier of Seiko watches and were designed to compete directly with the best of the Swiss watches. The King Seiko 56 series was produced from approximately 1968 to 1975 and was regarded as a hi-beat movement given it 28,800 bph as opposed to lower grade Seikos when tended to beat a lower beat rate. This hi beat rate was designed to give the watch greater accuracy.
The 5625 was the date version. They also made the 5626 with the day/date and 5621 with time only. The 5625 balances function with reliability as the 5626 can suffer from broken rocker switch this affecting the setting of the day and date. This watch was produced in November 1969 thus making it one of the earlier productions of this model with the preferred Gold KS Gold Medallion and waterproof engraving on the caseback.Later 56 series watches had a plain caseback without the Gold Medallion. The reference to "waterproof" was gradually replaced with "water resistant" during the latter part 1970 and into 1971 across all Seiko watches due to US marketing restrictions. The design of this watch is timeless and classic, epitomising the "Grammar of Design" by famous Seiko designer Taro Tanaka. The design cues of modern Grand Seikos stem from this era and this design philosophy which espouse sharp angular lines. The item "King Seiko High Beat 5625-7080 (SERVICED) Gold medallion + Signed Crown" is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Bijoux, montres\Montres, pièces et accessoires\Montres\Montres classiques".
The seller is "guilko88" and is located in Lyon. This item can be shipped worldwide.