Seiko King Quartz 4823-8120 HGP & KQ buckle - mint! (Incoming)


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Manufacture Seiko
Model King Quartz
Reference 4823-8120
Movement 9 jewels Quartz
Battery SR43SW ~386
Serial No. 79XXXX
Case Hardened Stainless Steel, Tanaka design 36x42x11mm
Crystal Hardlex, #300WA4GA00
Dial Gold tatami
Bracelet Basic leather (last two photos) with KQ buckle, not the croc!
Lugs 18mm
Production 1977-09
Condition Excellent
Service New battery & hatch gasket 07-2019, fully serviced 10-2019
Box No
Papers No

This 4823, like its co-habitant the 5855/6 in the Japanese catalogues of 1977, 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 Gold Tiles dial work is impeccable, this truly is a high end watch. You noticed of course black striped hand? 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 a new( basic) leather strap, is not polished and runs to specs.