King Seiko Ks56 5625-8001 Vintage Suwa Hi-beat Grand Automatic Watch Grammar
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King Seiko Ks56 5625-8001 Vintage Suwa Hi-beat Grand Automatic Watch Grammar:
King Seiko KS56 5625-8001 Vintage Suwa Hi-Beat Grand Automatic Watch Grammar.
Stunning King Seiko 5625 8001, 25 Jewels, manufactured in December 1974. In beautiful original condition. This watch was produced in the famous Seiko Suwa factory (identifies by the whirlpool logo near the bottom of the dial and on the caseback). This Suwa factory produced most of the Grand Seiko watches at the time, so this piece has a great heritage to it! This was the last King Seiko model produced before King Seiko was stopped because of the ‘Quartz Crisis’.
Flawless dial to the naked eye, excellent case with minor scratches, very good hands and just a few blemishes to the crystal. It’s never been polished so the case has razor sharp lines accentuating the gorgeous ‘grammar of design’ case. The case is approx. 36mm and is nice and thin, fitting underneath a shirt cuff easily, whilst not being too small or feminine.
Includes the original and very rare stainless steel KS buckle, on a grey suede Hirsch leather strap. This watch is running at an incredible 0 seconds a day on the timegrapher! This is fantastic for a 45 year old watch and comparable or better than most grand seiko watches from that period and reflects its careful and low use.
The 5625 movement is really clean and looks in excellent condition. The caseback has markings underneath that suggest a service has been performed recently, but I have no paperwork for this. The power reserve is not comparable to modern technology, but wearing it daily or just winding the movement before wearing and this is not an issue. This movement can be hand wound or has automatic winding. The crown is original, and research online shows that unsigned crowns were on the last King Seiko models to be produced.
The design of this watch is timeless and looks as though it could have been designed yesterday. If you do research, the King and Grand Seiko watches of this time we’re designed to a Grammar of Design, still used for modern Grand Seiko’s. This is a very good King Seiko and very hard to find in this excellent original condition and running so accurately.
Shipping will be using Royal Mail Special Delivery, or a premium courier for international orders. No original box or papers, but will be nicely packaged for safe delivery.