This 4823, like its co-habitant the 5855/6 in the Japanese catalogues, 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.
The Silver linen dial work is impeccable, this truly is a high end watch. You noticed of course the black tip 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!
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 an original bracelet, is not polished and runs to specs.---------------------
Model: King Quartz
Reference: 4823 8110
Movement: Quartz at 10 spm Seconds PM
Jewels: 7 jewels
Serial No.: 74xxxx
Case: Classic 35x42x11mm without crown
Crystal: Acrylic 30mm, Serial#: 300WA4GA00
Dial: Silver Sunburst
Bracelet: XBA511 185 mm around, bracelet links: Flat Fork
Lugs: 18mm lugs
Condition: Excellent: clear case & crystal - 9