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Seiko King Quartz 4821-8000 LL (Sold)


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About Details and then some
Manufacture Seiko King Quartz
Model reference Unknown 4821-8000
Movement Quartz
Caliber 4821 Long Life
Dial White corrugated
Case 36x42x11mm Steel
Lugs 19mm
Bracelet Leather (not the croc depicted) 22cm
Crystal serial # Unknown Hardlex
Timegrapher Accuracy: as rated
Jewels 9
Serial # 6Nxxxx Production: 1976-11
Condition Excellent
Service New glass
Box & Papers No box No papers

This 4821 is a very solidly made quartz (your watchmaker will love it!). It is however a thicker watch than its descendant the 5856. To be sure, it has huge presence and its thermo-compensation, due to its relative thickness, is still excellent after all these years. This no-complication model is all geared towards performance - like in fact the Lord Marvel at that time - stripped clean of everything.

The White dial work however is impeccable, truly is a high end watch. You noticed of course the black striped hands? It gives this watch something extra..... great legibility and some "punch". That punch is also implemented in the mechanics of this watch, it has that special Seiko gimmick of the "jumping seconds hand". This means that it will jump ahead 10 seconds when you pull the crown to adjust the time. It makes time setting so much easier!

You may also have noticed the LL on the dial, it signifies the long life performance movement so you will not have to change the battery every year..

In my experience these single quartzes are among the most accurate vintages; the twin quartzes like the 99 series have the specs for sure, but after 40 years or so… build quality and robustness gain the upper hand. The early King Quartzes truly shine!

The King Quartz at hand is fully original with a new leather strap, is not polished and runs to specs.